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Alpaca offers a competitive crypto trading platform

Unified Stock
& Crypto Account

Commission Fee
Per Trade

Spread
Markup

API
Trading

Alpaca

Unified Stock
& Crypto Account

0%

Commission Fee
Per Trade

0.10%

Spread Markup
API Trading

IBKR

Unified Stock
& Crypto Account

0.18%*

Commission Fee
Per Trade

0%

Spread Markup
API Trading

Coinbase Pro

Unified Stock
& Crypto Account

0.50%*

Commission Fee
Per Trade

0%

Spread Markup
API Trading

Robinhood

Unified Stock
& Crypto Account

0%

Commission Fee
Per Trade

0.20%**

Spread Markup
API Trading

* The commission fees are based on the lowest pricing tier.

** The spread markup is an estimate that was calculated on Oct 21, 2021. It is the difference between the estimated mark price and the execution price.

The content in this chart is for general information only and is believed to be accurate as of posting date but may be subject to change.

Speed and performance driven APIs

99.9%

Uptime

1.5ms

Order processing

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Trade crypto with a few lines of code

Join hundreds of thousands of traders and developers building on Alpaca APIs.

  • Commission-Free Trading API
    SDKs are available in Python, .NET/C#, Go, Node, and more

  • Free Real-Time Market Data
    Paper trading and live trading both come with real-time market data

  • Testing Environment
    Test your work on Paper trading before deploying to production

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import alpaca_trade_api as tradeapi

api = tradeapi.REST('AKR09R521SWTPGN5YAUI',

'ijRiw9bHL1HuLpD0k9uxfW020DVJhayK5rpToN5v')

order = api.submit_order(

symbol='BTCUSD',

qty= 1,

type='limit',

side='buy',

limit_price=57000,

time_in_force='day')

Explore more about Alpaca Crypto

Check out these resources to learn more about crypto trading on Alpaca.

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Getting Started with Crypto

Read this guide to learn more about adding crypto to your workflow.

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Crypto Trading Docs

View full documentation on crypto trading such as eligibility, supported assets, supported orders and more.

API Docs
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Crypto FAQs

Visit our FAQ section for more information about crypto trading through our API.

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!View Crypto Risk Disclosure

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.