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In the fast-growing world of cryptocurrencies, it would be a pity to limit one's investments to a single one. That is why we are offering you an opportunity to transfer and trade the most sought-after currencies on the market.

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Crypto wallet features

You can now transfer XBT and ETH between your Swissquote account and your private external wallet. Transfers for other cryptocurrencies are coming soon! 
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  • Transfer cryptocurrencies to your Swissquote account for safekeeping
  • Exchange them against fiat currencies to realise your capital gains
  • Withdraw them at any time to use them as you please



Cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals are available for all Swissquote clients from the Account Overview.

Crypto transfer features can be accessed from the “Payments & transfers” section of your eBanking portal, or alternatively from the “Cryptocurrency” section.

CryptocurrencySymbolDeposit feesWithdrawal fees
BitcoinXBTNo fees*10 USD
EthereumETHNo fees*10 USD

*No fees for deposits equivalent to USD 500 or more. USD 10 flat fee for deposits of lower value.

5 cryptocurrencies, an infinity of opportunities.

Learn the benefits of each of the digital currencies we offer.


Bitcoin (XBT)

  • First digital currency, created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, a month after the Lehman Brothers’ collapse
  • The supply is limited to 21 million coins
  • Key characteristics: anonymous, transparent, decentralized and easy to set up




Ether (ETH)

  • Often seen as the “MS Windows” of cryptocurrencies
  • Platform used to develop decentralized applications
  • Its inventor Vitalik Buterin developed the concept of “smart-contracts” which are programs executed on the blockchain
  • Widely used to raise funds for blockchain projects 






Litecoin (LTC)

  • Alternative to Bitcoin but based on the same open source code foundation
  • Designed for micro-payments
  • Litecoin can handle higher volumes of transactions than Bitcoin
  • Takes 2.5 minutes to generate a block in comparison to Bitcoin’s 10 minutes
  • The number of coins in circulation are higher: 84 million, versus 21 million for Bitcoin




Ripple (XRP)

  • Both a payment network and a cryptocurrency
  • All the coins are premined
  • Very fast transactions (around 4 seconds) and a scalable network. The network can handle around 1500 transactions per second
  • Very low transactions fees
  • The Ripple network is already used by more than 200 financial institutions across the globe for cross-border payments






Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

  • Fork of Bitcoin that was created in August 2017
  • Created to address the Bitcoin scalability problem by increasing the block size
  • Lower transactions fees


Be among the first

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Easy transactions

Buy and sell cryptocurrency from our trading platform with low fees and no hidden costs.

Transaction amount (CHF equivalent)Fees (%)
5 - 10'0001%
10'001 - 50'0000.75%
50'001 - 500'0000.5%

 • Applicable to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple
 • No custody fees
 • No stamp tax
 • No stock exchange tax

FAQ - General questions

How can I trade cryptocurrencies?

You can trade the major cryptocurrencies (XBT, ETH, LTC, XRP and BCH) from your eTrading platform or through the cryptocurrency service in your eBanking portal.

You must hold a Swissquote trading account with cash available in EUR and/or USD, as currently cryptocurrencies cannot be traded directly against CHF.

Less liquid cryptocurrencies such as LakeDiamond tokens (LKD) can be traded on our dedicated auction platform. The auction platform can be found in the cryptocurrency service of your eBanking portal under the Auction tab. You can find the FAQ on the auction platform here.

Do I have to pay custody fees?

No, custody fees are not applicable.

Where do I find the charts?

The performance graph is available on the Markets & Quotes page under Cryptocurrency. It is also available in the Swissquote app under Markets & Quotes > Cryptocurrencies.

Where do I see my performance?

The performance is not available for the moment. This functionality will be added at a later date.

What is the settlement date of a cryptocurrency?

Settlement is instantaneous.

Which are the Sub-custodians and Liquidity Providers used by Swissquote for Cryptocurrencies?

• Bitstamp Limited, 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW London, United Kingdom (for Ether, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash);

• Bitstamp Europe S.A., 10, Rue Antoine Jans, L-1820 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (for Bitcoin).

What is Swissquote’s current policy in relation to the treatment of Hard Forks and similar events?

While the treatment of Hard Forks and similar events (incl. "airdrops" and other token allocation events) is uncertain from a legal and practical perspective, Swissquote’s current policy in this regard is to make its best efforts to have its concerned clients benefit from such events, the way Swissquote deems appropriate. For more details, please refer to the Cryptocurrencies Trading Contract, in particular article 6, and to Swissquote’s communication on Bitcoin and Hard Forks dated 13 November 2017.

FAQ - Deposit and withdrawals

Can I use Swissquote as a “Wallet” (transfer in/out or make purchases)?

You can transfer XBT or ETH to/from an external wallet that you own personally (transfer support for other cryptocurrencies is planned for a future update). Cryptocurrency payments and transfers to/from third parties directly from your Swissquote account are not allowed.

How can I transfer cryptocurrencies to an external wallet?

1. A Swissquote Trading account is required to access cryptocurrency features.

2. If you have not yet activated cryptocurrency services for your account, you may do so from your Account Overview.

3. Go to the Payments & Transfers section and select the Crypto transfers tab. Alternatively, you can also access cryptocurrency transfers via the Deposit/Withdraw button in the Cryptocurrency section.

4. Click on the Address whitelist and add the address of the external wallet(s) to which you want to send cryptocurrency.

5. From the Crypto transfers tab, select Withdraw.

6. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the transfer.

How can I transfer cryptocurrencies to my Swissquote wallet?

1. A Swissquote Trading account is required to access cryptocurrency features.

2. If you have not yet activated cryptocurrency services for your account, you may do so from your Account Overview.

3. Go to the Payments & Transfers section and select the Crypto transfers tab. Alternatively, you can also access cryptocurrency transfers via the Deposit/Withdraw button in the Cryptocurrency section.

4. From the Crypto transfers tab, select Deposit.

5. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the transfer.

Which cryptocurrencies can I send to Swissquote?

Your Swissquote wallet currently only supports transfers for the following cryptocurrencies: XBT and ETH. Trying to deposit any other currency may result in the loss of your transferred funds. Support for BCH, LTC and XRP is planned for a later update.

Can I transfer cryptocurrency to/from a cryptocurrency exchange?

Deposits from an exchange

You can transfer cryptocurrency to your Swissquote account from any of the following whitelisted exchanges:

  • Coinbase
  • Kraken
  • Bittrex
  • Gemini
  • Bitstamp

Deposits from any other exchanges will be rejected and may incur additional transaction fees.

Please note that for legal reasons, deposits from exchanges are subject to additional confirmation steps: you will be required to provide screenshots of the transaction.

Withdrawals to an exchange

Withdrawals from your Swissquote wallet to a cryptocurrency exchange are currently not supported. Attempts to transfer cryptocurrency to an exchange could result in the loss of the transferred funds.

Is there a maximum limit for cryptocurrency deposits?

For cryptocurrency deposits (i.e. transfers to your Swissquote account) of a value in excess of USD 100’000, please contact our Customer Care.

Can I send/receive cryptocurrencies during the weekend?

Transfers ordered during weekends or holidays will only be processed from the following working day.

Does Swissquote charge fees for cryptocurrency transfers?

There are no fees for cryptocurrency deposits of a value equivalent or superior to USD 500. Deposits under that value and withdrawals incur a USD 10 flat fee.

Is there a minimum deposit amount for cryptocurrency?

While there is no minimum deposit amount, please note that your Swissquote wallet only supports 8 decimal places. This means that deposits of smaller cryptocurrency fractions will not be accounted for.

Why was my Ether deposit rejected?

As Swissquote’s Ethereum transactions are generated from smart contracts, a common cause for the rejection of Ether deposits is an insufficient Ethereum gas limit. We recommend that you specify a gas limit of 40’000 on your external wallet prior to initiating the transaction, to ensure that it is executed promptly. Consult the help of your external wallet for details on setting gas limits. If you are still experiencing rejected transactions and cannot determine the cause, please contact our Customer Care Centre.

Are all Bitcoin address formats supported for transfers?

Bitcoin addresses in the Bech32 SegWit format are currently not supported for withdrawals. Attempts to transfer cryptocurrency to such addresses could result in the loss of the transferred funds.