Interactive Brokers to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading End of Summer, CEO Reveals

Interactive Brokers to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading End of Summer, CEO Reveals


Interactive Brokers will add cryptocurrency trading to its platform by the end of the summer, CEO Thomas Peterffy has revealed. The platform has about 1.33 million customer accounts and $330.6 billion in customer equity as of the first quarter.

Interactive Brokers to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

The chairman and CEO of Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR), Thomas Peterffy, said at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange & Fintech Conference Wednesday that his company will start offering direct cryptocurrency trading. Peterffy was quoted by the media as saying:

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Customers certainly are asking for [crypto trading] and we expect to be ready to offer it to them by the end of the summer.

The platform has about 1.33 million customer accounts and $330.6 billion in customer equity as of the first quarter. Clients from over 200 countries and territories invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single integrated Interactive Brokers account.

The CEO further commented on the launch of

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