Your gateway to the Crypto markets
More Markets. Innovative Pricing. One Account.
Buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrencies across multiple markets simultaneously.
Tradeable Coins: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and XRP.
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Our innovative pricing, pooled liquidity, and execution algorithm to seek the best price help remove the hassles of trading on a crypto exchange.
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TradeStation Crypto, Inc.
We’ve done away with volume-tiered commissions, and offer more competitive trade commissions based simply on the size of your account balance; not how much you trade. Why pay more just because you didn’t trade enough this month?
|Up to $100K|
Fees discounted up to
Offer ends soon*
We Care About the Safety of Your Assets
For the crypto assets in your account, we use BitGo custodial services and applications. BitGo is trusted by institutions in the digital assets industry for security, compliance and custodial solutions. This multi-signature wallet structure, together with our own security policies and rules, seek to provide safety for your crypto. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to earning your trust.
We do not let you deposit or maintain fiat funds (e.g., U.S. Dollars) in your Crypto account. Instead, we have an arrangement with our affiliate, TradeStation Securities, so that the fiat funds needed for your crypto purchases can be transferred in from your TradeStation Securities equities account. When you sell crypto in your Crypto account in exchange for fiat, those net fiat proceeds are promptly transferred by us for deposit directly into your TradeStation Securities equities account. Both of these processes are seamless to you.
TradeStation Securities is an experienced self-clearing broker dealer that has been in business for over 20 years, and custodies its customers’ cash funds only with major U.S. banks. We believe this arrangement, too, shows our commitment regarding the safety of your personal assets.
Ready for Hassle-Free Crypto Trading?
We’re building a new standard for crypto trading.
One account, one balance, streamlined access to multiple liquidity venues.
How do I get started?
What can I trade?
The TradeStation Crypto team is constantly looking to add new supported crypto coins.
Here’s what you can trade today:
Pairs to USD
- Bitcoin (BTCUSD)
- Bitcoin Cash (BCHUSD)
- Ethereum (ETHUSD)
- Litecoin (LTCUSD)
- XRP (XRPUSD)
- Ethereum/Bitcoin (ETHBTC)
- Litecoin/Bitcoin (LTCBTC)
What are the account requirements?
To get started trading crypto, you must apply and be approved for both a TradeStation Crypto account and a TradeStation Securities equities account, which you can do in one, seamless account opening process. Click here to get started.
If you already have a TradeStation Securities equities account, you can easily apply for a TradeStation Crypto account through the TradeStation Client Center.
Why do I need to have a TradeStation Securities equites account in order to open an account with TradeStation Crypto?
We do not let you deposit or maintain fiat funds (e.g., U.S. Dollars) in your Crypto account. Instead, we have an arrangement with TradeStation Securities so that the fiat needed for your crypto purchases can be transferred in from your TradeStation Securities equities account and the proceeds when you sell crypto in exchange for fiat can be transferred into your TradeStation Securities equities account.
The magical part is, you won’t even notice. When you place a buy order with TradeStation Crypto using U.S. dollars, you have authorized TradeStation Securities to transfer the U.S. dollars required for the order into your TradeStation Crypto account. Conversely, when selling crypto from your TradeStation Crypto account for U.S. dollars, you have authorized TradeStation Crypto to deposit the proceeds into your TradeStation Securities equities account.
Do you offer wallets?
TradeStation Crypto is a brokerage service and not a wallet service. As such, we do not provide personal wallets to customers. Our brokerage service has been built to leverage third-party wallet services providers to hold, on TradeStation Crypto’s behalf, and in TradeStation Crypto’s name, the crypto assets in our customers’ accounts. We’ve engaged BitGo to implement a multi-signature wallet structure that leverages dual-system controls, address whitelisting, spending limits and multiple wallets. We believe that custody is best left to the experts like BitGo, whose sole responsibility is to provide a wallet solution for crypto assets.
Can I deposit and withdraw my cryptocurrency?
Although we do not support it yet, the TradeStation Crypto team is working to support crypto deposits and withdrawals so you can directly deposit or withdraw your crypto assets. When this functionality is available, your crypto asset deposits and withdrawals will be made directly to and from our third-party wallet services provider, BitGo.
Are you a crypto exchange?
TradeStation Crypto is a brokerage service. Today’s crypto landscape is comprised of so-called “exchanges” and other fragmented pools of liquidity. Connection between different exchanges is often quite limited, and users tend to cluster around what they consider to be the “best exchange.” As a result of this fragmentation, prices are often different across each exchange and users are typically limited to only the one pool of liquidity provided by that exchange.
As a broker, TradeStation Crypto is not bound to a single exchange and has the flexibility to provide access across multiple liquidity sources. Our goal is to provide one of the deepest and widest liquidity pools in the crypto market by aggregating liquidity from multiple sources.
What are your fees?
We’ve eliminated the trade-volume-based exchange and clearing fee rates typically charged by many crypto exchanges. Why pay more just because you didn’t trade enough this month?
To keep things simple and predictable, the rate at which transaction fees are charged is based on the amount of assets held on deposit. This frees you from the stress of trading just to maintain discounts.
Now, for a limited time only, take advantage of our grand opening promotion. The prices below are for our initial users and won’t last…*
|Account Balance**||Maker Orders***||Taker Orders***|
|Up to $100K||
What’s the difference between “maker orders” and “taker orders”?
Maker orders are orders that are not immediately marketable (or executable) among our connected liquidity sources. These orders add liquidity to the market and rest until an executable price is found.
Taker orders are orders that are immediately marketable (or executable) among our connected liquidity sources. These orders remove liquidity from the market.
What is “liquidity aggregation” and why is it important?
Cryptocurrencies are typically traded on individual “exchanges” (orders are matched against corresponding orders from other customers on the same exchange), creating fragmented markets. Fragmented markets tend to lack deep liquidity, making it difficult to determine a “true” market price, and volatility can exacerbate the situation when large orders are processed.
Liquidity aggregation gives traders the opportunity to deal with only one company (in this case, TradeStation Crypto), and have their orders dispersed over multiple liquidity sources, reducing the need to deal with each exchange directly. By doing this, TradeStation Crypto’s platform can help improve liquidity and seek out the best price execution across our connected liquidity sources.
TradeStation Crypto’s one-account-balance approach helps enable efficient use of your capital and reduces your need to transfer your funds or assets between venues where you have separate crypto accounts.
Once I put in an order, how does it get executed?
We focus on trying to provide the best price execution we reasonably can across our connected liquidity sources. TradeStation Crypto’s smart order router tracks available liquidity at the venues with which we are connected and can break up the order into smaller parts to improve the execution quality of the order.
For additional TradeStation Crypto FAQs, please click here.
Crypto investment and trading is offered by TradeStation Crypto, Inc.
TradeStation Crypto, Inc.’s NMLS ID number is 1843762.