How to Invest in Bitcoin

Understand how you can invest in Bitcoin through a regulated online broker using your credit card, debit card or PayPal.


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Buy and sell CFDs on the price of Bitcoin with any one of the following brokers. We've reviewed their Bitcoin trading conditions below:

  • HYCM ( trade Bitcoin for just 20 pips and leverage up to 1:10 through MetaTrader 4 (MT4). HYCM supports a wide range of payment methods including China UnionPay, NETELLER, Skrill and Webmoney. HYCM is regulated by the FCA and CySEC. Visit for more information.
  • AvaTrade ( trade Bitcoin for US$ 20 over the market spread and leverage up to 1:5 through MetaTrader 4 (MT4). AvaTrade accepts a wide range of payment methods, including debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. The broker is regulated in the European Union, Australia, South Africa and Japan. Visit for more information.
  • eToro ( trade Bitcoin CFDs on spreads equivalent to 0.70% of the instrument's price through eToro's social trading platform. Unlike other brokers, eToro allows you to follow and copy other successful traders. This is an opportunity to learn from others if you are new to Forex or online trading. eToro also allows you to fund your account through debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. Visit for more information.
  • Plus500 ( trade Bitcoin on spreads equivalent to 0.42% of the instrument's price and leverage up to 1:30 through Plus500's trading platform. Plus500 accepts a wide range of payment methods, including debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. The broker is regulated by the FCA, CySEC as well as ASIC and is headquartered in London. Visit for more information.

CFD trading example

Profit in rising and falling markets

A CFD (Contract for Difference) allows you to invest in an asset (such as Bitcoin, a currency pair or even a share) without owning the asset outright. If you expect Bitcoin's price to rise, buy a Bitcoin CFD to profit from an increases its market value - this is also known as "going long". If you expect its price to fall, sell a Bitcoin CFD now with a view to buy it back later for less - this is also known as "going short". This ability to go "long" or "short", and profit in rising and falling markets, is unique to CFDs.

You invest $100 in the Bitcoin / USD CFD when Bitcoin is trading at 118.35. If Bitcoin rises to just 118.45, you would be $100 x 0.10 = $10 better off, netting you a 10% return on your investment.


CFDs are popular with investors for another reason: leverage, also known as gearing or simply borrowing. Leverage is the process whereby you borrow money from your broker to invest in the market. For example, you could borrow $900 from your broker and invest $100 of your own money to open a $1,000 position. This amounts to leverage of 1:10 because you only invest one tenth of the trade's overall value. For example, you can leverage your Bitcoin trades up to 1:10 with and 1:30 with

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