City Index Ethereum Trading

Ethereum Trading At City Index | CFD Trading
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City Index Now Offers Ethereum CFD Trading And Spread Betting

City Index offers CFD trading from 1 CFD in Ethereum.

What is Ethereum ?

Ethereum is a platform for smart contracts. It is what is sometimes termed Blockchain 2.0, as it uses blockchain technology for more than cryptocurrency transactions (since it uses the blockchain to run applications and process transactions). However the Ethereum network has a value token (i.e. a cryptocurrency) called 'ether', which can be traded on exchanges as ETH. When brokers typically refer to Ethereum as a traded cryptocurrency, they mean the value token ether.

What is an Ethereum smart contract ?

It is an application written in a computer language which is compiled to run on the Ethereum blockchain. As there is no centralised control of the blockchain, once it runs, it is designed to be unstoppable. Running a smart contract has a cost associated, calculated in units called 'gas' which are paid for with ether. Thus running a smart contract results in blockchain transactions in ether. These were processed by miners, who got ether as a reward for adding blocks of these transactions to the blockchain, however Etherem has switched to a Proof-of-Stake, which does not involve mining (ether is staked to ensure that the network is being used correctly).

Ethereum CFD trading

Ethereum is traded on cryptocurrency exchanges as an asset (ETH), that is it can be bought, stored (for example in a wallet) and sold. City Index offers Ethereum CFDs. The trader does not own the underlying asset when trading CFDs (whether a cryptocurrency or any other market). This means, however, it does not need to be stored and no wallet is needed. The trader is speculating on the price movement of the underlying cryptocurrency, thus they can go long or short. City Index establishes the price of the underlying cryptocurrency based on its price on a number of exchanges.

Is it possible to trade using leverage ?

A feature of CFD trading is that the trader can use leverage (i.e. trade a market with less than its actual price). It should be noted that increasing leverage increases risk. Cryptocurrencies can be highly volatile, thus increasing leverage can increase exposure to this volatility. Typically brokers limit the amount of leverage available for cryptocurrencies.

What is City Index's minimum deposit ?

City Index has a minimum deposit of $150 but a larger account size would be necessary to trade ether. .

Does City Index also offer Bitcoin ?

City Index has Bitcoin available to trade as CFDs.

What spread is available for Ethereum ?

The spread is from 5 for an Ethereum CFD and may change due to market conditions.

What are Ethereum's trading hours ?

Ethereum can be traded 22.00 Sunday to 22.00 Friday (GMT).

What other markets does City Index offer ?

City Index has a wide range of market available, covering Forex, Indices, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Energy, Soft Commodities, Bonds, Options, Shares & ETFs, with 6300+ CFD available.

What platforms can Ethereum be traded on ?

Ethereum can be traded on City Index's Web Trader. Desktop, tablet and mobile trading is available.

What other cryptocurrencies are offered ?

In addition to Ethereum, City Index has Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple, as CFDs.