Crypto Trading #

We now offer crypto trading through our API and the Alpaca web dashboard! Trade all day, seven days a week, as frequently as you’d like.

Crypto trading is currently available for eligible international participants and participants in all US jurisdictions with the exception of New York. Existing Alpaca users in approved jurisdictions can enable crypto trading capabilities now via the dashboard.

New users in approved jurisdictions can sign up for an account here to start trading crypto now.

Supported Assets #

The number of supported cryptocurrencies is above 20 now on the Alpaca platform. We constantly evaluate the list and aim to to grow the number of supported currencies.

Tradable cryptocurrencies can be identified through the Assets API where the asset entity has class = crypto and tradable = true.

    "id": "64bbff51-59d6-4b3c-9351-13ad85e3c752",
    "class": "crypto",
    "exchange": "FTXU",
    "symbol": "BTCUSD",
    "name": "Bitcoin",
    "status": "active",
    "tradable": true,
    "marginable": false,
    "shortable": false,
    "easy_to_borrow": false,
    "fractionable": true

Please note that the symbol appears with USD, such as BTCUSD instead of BTC.

Supported Orders #

When submitting crypto orders through the Orders API and the Alpaca web dashboard, Market, Limit and Stop Limit orders are supported while the supported time_in_force values are gtc, and ioc. We accept fractional orders as well with either notional or qty provided.

Learn more about orders and fractional trading.

All cryptocurrency assets are fractionable but the supported decimal points vary depending on the cryptocurrency.

Symbol Minimum Qty Qty Increment Price Increment
AAVEUSD 0.01 0.01 $0.1
AVAXUSD 0.10 0.10 $0.0005
BATUSD 1 1 $0.000025
BTCUSD 0.0001 0.0001 $1
BCHUSD 0.001 0.0001 $0.025
LINKUSD 0.1 0.1 $0.0005
DAIUSD 0.1 0.1 $0.0001
DOGEUSD 1 1 $0.0000005
ETHUSD 0.001 0.001 $0.1
GRTUSD 1 1 $0.00005
LTCUSD 0.01 0.01 $0.005
MKRUSD 0.001 0.001 $0.5
MATICUSD 10 10 $0.000001
PAXGUSD 0.0001 0.0001 $0.1
SHIBUSD 100000 100000 $0.00000001
SOLUSD 0.01 0.01 $0.0025
SUSHIUSD 0.5 0.5 $0.0001
USDTUSD 0.01 0.01 $0.0001
TRXUSD 1 1 $0.0000025
UNIUSD 0.1 0.1 $0.001
WBTCUSD 0.0001 0.0001 $1
YFIUSD 0.001 0.001 $5

Note these values could change in the future.

Margin and Short Selling #

Cryptocurrencies are non-marginable. This means that you cannot use leverage to buy them and orders are evaluated against non_marginable_buying_power.

Cryptocurrencies are not shortable.

Market Data #

Crypto market data is provided through both the Free and Unlimited data plans.

Transferring Crypto #

At this time, we don’t support transfers of crypto in or out of your account. You have to fund your Alpaca account in USD first through the regular funding methods.

Trading Hours #

Crypto trading is offered for 24 hours everyday and your orders will be executed throughout the day.

Cryptocurrency trading is offered through an account with Alpaca Crypto LLC. Alpaca Crypto LLC is not a member of FINRA or SIPC. Cryptocurrencies are not stocks and your cryptocurrency investments are not protected by either FDIC or SIPC.