Bitcoin trading demo account - how to start

Trading Bitcoin can be quite risky when one does not have a lot of experience with the cryptocurrency market. Luckily, there is a way how to try Bitcoin trading without taking any risks whatsoever. A Bitcoin trading demo account is intended for this very purpose. A practice version can be created free of charge and any beginner, as well as any advanced trader, can experiment and test Bitcoin and altcoin trading risk-free.

Unlike the real account, the practice version is loaded with play money. Although trading with imaginary funds can’t simulate the psychological pressure of having your real money at stake, a practice account is still by far the best way to learn and understand the Bitcoin market.

How to simply open a free Bitcoin demo

There are a number of Bitcoin and altcoin trading platforms that offer a free demo account.  These brokers, however, greatly differ and one should choose a company featuring low fees for crypto trading and minimum deposit requirements in accordance with your financial situation. Should you plan to trade less popular altcoins, always verify the broker you plan to choose has them in its offer. We have selected for you 3 industry’s leading Bitcoin brokers that are regulated and authorised by at least one financial regulatory body, have decent fees and do not require any initial deposit to open a test account.

List of popular brokers who feature a free Bitcoin demo account

Opening a new Bitcoin demo account takes each of these companies only about 15 seconds. All you need is a valid email address and a password.

Regulated by

Regulatory agencies ensure that brokers operate in a transparent and honest way. They protect the best interests of clients and also feature an investor compensation scheme which protects trader's deposits up to a certain limit. Some of the major regulators in the industry include the CySEC in Cyprus, the FCA in the UK and the ASIC in Australia.

Min. deposit
Trading platforms

A trading platform is a computer or mobile software program used to execute transactions within the financial markets.

Special features

A list of features that provide a given broker with a competitive edge.

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MT4 & MT5
7 crypto pairs
Very tight spreads, affordable pro account
Wide range of payment methods including BTC
MT4 & MT5, TradingView
21 crypto pairs
Razor-sharp spreads
4 World's leading trading platforms
MT4 & MT5, cTrader
12 crypto pairs
Very competitive spreads, Avg. spread on BTC 18.66
ECN Broker with execution times under 0.04 seconds

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Cryptoasset investing is highly volatile and unregulated in some EU countries. No consumer protection. Tax on profits may apply.



More information can be found within a separate review of each company. Do not forget to leave a comment under a company you select to trade with so other readers of the website would know about your experience.

How to get started Risk-free Bitcoin trading

It is very easy to get started. Just select a brokerage company that supports on its platform Bitcoin trading and also offers a free demo account. All 3 brokers listed above meet both these requirements, but there are also many other companies that offer this service as well. However, unlike the ones featured above, they might have higher fees, lack regulation or might not be trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders.


So, make sure to properly research the Bitcoin broker you plan to trade with. To establish a demo account, only your name and email address are usually required. Most Bitcoin brokers offer a function that will replenish your funds in case you lose them while trading on a practice account. If this option is not available, I advise opening a new demo with a different email address.

The real purpose of a trading simulator

It is a great feeling not having to worry about losing your funds while trading cryptocurrencies. Nevertheless, a demo account for Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency should not serve only to learn how trades can be carried out, but also to:

  • Understand how the Bitcoin market behaves - price fluctuations
  • Test selected company and all its tools
  • Test Bitcoin strategies and techniques that you plan to use when trading with real money


July 10, 2019 AT 22:48 / reply
can start my demo right now please
July 10, 2019 AT 23:22 / reply
Sure you can, just select a crypto broker that supports demo trading. You can see a list of 3 popular crypto brokers that feature practice account in this very article.
August 12, 2019 AT 09:25 / reply
Hi Michael what is the difference between binary options and bitcoin?
August 15, 2019 AT 06:46 / reply
Hi Cindy, Bitcoin is just one asset, one cryptocurrency. Binary options are on the other hand, a whole type of trading instrument where you have to "only" predict whether the price of one asset will be higher or lower in a given timeframe. I hope this helps. Kind regards, Michael
SimonPeter Flames
September 12, 2019 AT 18:50 / reply
I can start a demoaccount
September 12, 2019 AT 21:50 / reply
Hi Simon, Sure you can, no one is stopping you :D
January 15, 2020 AT 12:16 / reply
Hello Mr Micheal. please i want to have a proper training on bitcoin. How do i start with? Thank you
January 15, 2020 AT 13:21 / reply
Hello Okeoma, There are many guides on our website, so you can start with them. Check out our guide for crypto beginners and all our posts in our GuidePost. But why to stop there? Check out some YT channels and guides provided by other popular trading-related websites! Best of luck
May 19, 2020 AT 14:23 / reply
Hello Michael... Are the above brokers available for nigerians? Because I'm looking for a way to trade a demo account to test my failures
May 19, 2020 AT 14:35 / reply
Hello Samuel, I don't think the brokers in this list accept traders from Nigeria, but you can always visit their website and try to open a free demo. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, it doesn't :D. Anyway, I am pretty confident that IQ Option does accept traders from your country and this broker too allows crypto trading.
John Oghenejobo
September 24, 2020 AT 22:52 / reply
Is Bitcoin code legit or a scam?
September 24, 2020 AT 22:55 / reply
Hello John, I have reviewed the system you mention and I came to the conclusion it's not legit.
John Oghenejobo
September 24, 2020 AT 22:56 / reply
Are the testimonials on Bitcoin code real or fake?
September 25, 2020 AT 09:20 / reply
Please check out comments here that submitted our visitors.
June 01, 2021 AT 01:23 / reply
I have opened an eToro account and can I trade a Bitcoin Automatic range ie robot . I currently trade CMC
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