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Alpaca Launches Commission-Free Crypto Trading with No Hidden Fees

Alpaca is excited to launch the public beta of its newest product: Alpaca Crypto API. Starting today, trading customers can buy, sell, and hold crypto, all from the same account used to trade stocks. Crypto continues to have a major impact on our society and the overall financial market. Offering crypto brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of making investing accessible for people everywhere.


Low Cost & API Trading Ready

To provide a competitive offering, we partnered with global crypto leaders: FTX.US, ErisX and Silvergate. These partnerships enable us to offer customers crypto trading with fast execution, a reliable technology infrastructure, and superior custody of digital assets. Top features of Alpaca Crypto API include:

  • Commission-free crypto trading with a spread of 10bps
  • Unified stock and crypto account
  • Trade cryptocurrencies direct via API

Real-Time Data and Multiple Supported SDKs

Our APIs are built by developers, for developers. Alpaca Trading API is the interface for your trading algorithm to communicate with Alpaca’s brokerage service. Trading API allows your trading algorithm to access real-time prices and fundamentals, place orders and manage your portfolio, in either REST or streaming style. With the launch of Crypto API, developers now have access to trade crypto direct via API.

Developer API Features

  • SDKs are available in Python, .NET/C#, Go, Node, and more
  • Paper trading and live trading both come with real-time market data
  • Test your strategy on Paper trading before deploying to production

Around-the-Clock Global Support

Crypto trading is offered 24 hours a day, every day. To provide help when you need it, our global support team is also available around the clock.

Build Your Crypto App

In the coming months, crypto trading will be supported by Alpaca Broker API, a suite of APIs that enable developers to build their own trading apps. Apps built with Broker API will be able to offer both crypto and stock trading to their users. Join the waitlist to get notified when crypto becomes available on Broker API.


For more information about Alpaca Crypto API, please read our step-by-step guide on how to get started, check out our documentation, or visit our FAQs page.

Getting Started with Crypto Trading API on Alpaca
If you’re new to Alpaca and are interested in trading crypto, please follow the directions below to sign up for a brokerage account to get started.



Alpaca Crypto LLC is not affiliated with FTX.US, ErisX, and Silvergate.

Cryptocurrency is highly speculative in nature, involves a high degree of risks, such as volatile market price swings, market manipulation, flash crashes, and cybersecurity risks. Cryptocurrency is not regulated or is lightly regulated in most countries. Cryptocurrency trading can lead to large, immediate and permanent loss of financial value. You should have appropriate knowledge and experience before engaging in cryptocurrency trading.

Cryptocurrency services are provided by Alpaca Crypto LLC (“Alpaca Crypto”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlpacaDB, Inc. Alpaca Crypto LLC is not a member of SIPC or FINRA. Cryptocurrencies are not stocks and your cryptocurrency investments are not protected by either FDIC or SIPC.

Securities brokerage services are provided by Alpaca Securities LLC ("Alpaca Securities"), member FINRA/SIPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlpacaDB, Inc. Technology and services are offered by AlpacaDB, Inc.
This is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities or cryptocurrencies, or open a brokerage account or cryptocurrency account in any jurisdiction where Alpaca Securities or Alpaca Crypto respectively, are not registered.