Why Choose Firstrade

As Your Crypto Trading Platform

$1 Minimum

Get started on your investing
journey with as little as $1.
Buy a fraction or a whole coin.

More Coins

37 of the most popular coins available to trade, with more added monthly.

All-in-One App

Trade stocks, options, mutual funds, and now, crypto, in one convenient and powerful app.

Real-Time Data

React to big news in the market with real-time data and analytics.

24/7 Trading

Trade anytime, anywhere.Take advantage of market opportunities all day, everyday.

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Get access to your funds right away and trade with instant funds settlement.

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How do I get started?

If you already have an Individual Brokerage Account at Firstrade, here’s how you can enroll in crypto trading:

  1. Download or update to the latest Firstrade mobile app
  2. Log in and go to Account > Crypto Trading
  3. Follow the onscreen instruction to get started

If you don’t have an Individual Brokerage Account with Firstrade, you’ll need to open an account first and be sure to select “Individual/Crypto” as the account type.

What cryptocurrencies can I trade on Firstrade?

We offer more than 37 crypto coins, please login to Firstrade mobile app and tap on Explore to view the full list. Supported Coins via Apex Crypto:

  • Algorand (ALGO)
  • Avalanche (AVAX)
  • Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Cardano (ADA)
  • Chainlink (LINK)
  • Cosmos (ATOM)
  • Cronos (CRO)
  • Curve DAO (CRV)
  • Dash (DASH)
  • Decentraland (MANA)
  • Dogecoin (DOGE)
  • Ether (ETH)
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  • Fantom (FTM)
  • Harmony (ONE)
  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Loopring (LRC)
  • Polygon (MATIC)
  • Ren (REN)
  • Shiba Inu (SHIB)
  • Solana (SOL)
  • Stellar (XLM)
  • SushiSwap (SUSHI)
  • The Graph (GRT)
  • Uniswap (UNI)
  • Yearn.finance (YFI)
  • Zcash (ZEC)

What are the hours for trading cryptocurrencies?

Crypto markets are opened 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At Firstrade, you can invest in cryptocurrency nearly 24 hours a day -- please note that there are two maintenance periods where crypto trades may not go through.

Crypto Maintenance Period: 5:30PM ET - 6:15PM ET Crypto system maintenance is conducted daily. During this brief period, crypto trading is temporarily unavailable. Any unfilled orders will be canceled at 5:30pm ET.

Daily Maintenance Period: 7:05AM ET – 7:25AM ET (approximately) The system will perform daily maintenance on every weekday (except holidays). During this period, cryptocurrency purchase orders will not be accepted. Cryptocurrency sell orders can still be submitted. However, if a sell order is filled during the daily maintenance period, the sell proceed will be reflected in the buying power after the maintenance period ends.

How do I find cryptocurrencies in the Firstrade app?

After logging in to the Firstrade mobile app, you may tap on “Explore” to view all the available cryptocurrencies that Firstrade offers along with real time news for each supported coin.

Crypto on Firstrade:
Buy & Sell BTC, ETH, DOGE, SHIB & more

What are Cryptocurrencies?

Firstrade clients can now invest in a variety of cryptocurrencies, with 37 coins available for trading. Download the Firstrade trading app to start your crypto trading journey today.

Cryptocurrencies or crypto, are digital assets that function on decentralized blockchain networks that are not reliant on central authorities such as banks and governments.

Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies with Firstrade Crypto

Welcome to Firstrade Crypto trading platform. Diversify your portfolio and trade
cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum today!


Explore Popular Coins
On The Firstrade Crypto Trading platform

After allowing users of our trading platform to trade securities and traditional equities assets over the last 37 years, Firstrade has launched a crypto product to run alongside its existing offering. There are a variety of crypto assets available to trade on Firstrade, including:

A range of crypto assets at your fingertips

The crypto market is hard to ignore, with some of the world’s largest enterprises starting to tokenize parts of their business and enter the crypto space. Digital currencies and tokens add further diversity to the existing options on Firstrade.

At Firstrade, we will always remain loyal to equities and stocks options, however, we will continue to add further innovation to the platform, including a variety of cryptocurrency coins and tokens.

Buy crypto with ACH or wire transfer

Buy and sell crypto on Firstrade with a variety of payment methods, and buy any supported cryptocurrency. Join one of the worlds longest-standing brokerages and get access to over 37 different crypto assets, plus equities and securities options

Diversify your portfolio, all on one platform

In conjunction with Apex crypto, the Firstrade cryptocurrency trading platform allows users to buy fractions of cryptocurrencies. This allows for greater options of crypto assets for our customers, without the need for high-tech wallets or exchange accounts.

More coins soon to be listed

After the initial launch of crypto on Firstrade, the platform will be further diversified with different crypto coins, with listing events and exclusive crypto projects to be introduced.

Is cryptocurrency trading safe?

Cryptocurrency markets can be volatile, with sudden price changes and market turbulence occurring without notice. Do not trade cryptocurrencies without sufficient research, and qualified financial advice if necessary. You should not trade cryptocurrency on the basis of another person's opinion, including influencers and celebrities, unless they are trained to give financial advice.