Cryptocurrency Trading at Interactive Brokers Hong Kong

How do I trade cryptocurrency with Interactive Brokers HK?
Before you can trade cryptocurrencies, you need to log into Client Portal and request Cryptocurrency trading permissions. To add the trading permissions:
  • Login into Client Portal and selecting the User menu (head and shoulders icon in the top right corner) followed by Settings
  • Under Account Settings find the Trading section and click on Trading Permissions.
  • Select Cryptocurrency permissions and complete the steps on screen.
Please note, you must be a “Professional” Investor in order to be eligible for Cryptocurrency trading permissions.
Once trading permissions are approved you will be able to trade Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) in the same way that you trade other products via your Interactive Brokers HK account. Search for the symbol and open it in Quote Details or add it to your Watchlist. Select the symbol to trade, then complete the available parameters to create and then submit the order.
What cryptocurrencies can I trade with Interactive Brokers HK?
Interactive Brokers HK currently offers trading in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).
Where are my cryptocurrency assets held?
Cryptocurrency trading through Interactive Brokers Hong Kong is powered by OSL Digital Securities, the world's first Type 1 and 7 Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)-licensed digital asset brokerage and trading platform for professional investors. Interactive Brokers HK customer positions will be maintained 100% in wallets in cold storage with OSL Digital Securities.
What are the trading hours for crypto trading?
IBHK supports cryptocurrency opening and closing trades from Sunday at 3 AM EST through Friday at 4PM EST.
Only closing trades (sells) are supported from Friday at 4 PM EST through Sunday at 3 AM EST.
Who is eligible to trade cryptocurrency with Interactive Brokers HK?
You must be a Professional Investor in order to qualify for Cryptocurrency trading. Eligible clients include individuals with over HKD 8 million in investable assets or institutions with assets greater than HKD 40 million who are residents of Hong Kong.
Are there added spreads or markups for cryptocurrency trades? What are the commissions on crypto trades?
No, there are no added spreads or markups. Cryptocurrency trading on Interactive Brokers’ platform has a low commission of just 0.20% to 0.30% of trade value depending on monthly trade volume with a USD 2.25 minimum per order.
A monthly custody fee of 8 basis points will also be charged on the average daily value of cryptocurrency held in your account. 
What order types can I use for cryptocurrency orders?
You can trade cryptocurrencies only using Market or Limit orders. Market orders can be submitted in cash value only (e.g. $10000 worth of BTC). Limit orders can be submitted in either trade value or quantity terms, but the entered trade value will be converted to quantity and transmitted to OSL in quantity terms.
Are cryptocurrency positions marginable?
No, cryptocurrency positions are not marginable.
Can I deposit Bitcoin into/withdraw Bitcoin from my Interactive Brokers HK account?
No, deposits and withdrawals in Bitcoin/Ethereum are not supported. 
Are there limits on the amount of cryptocurrency that can be traded/held in my Interactive Brokers HK account?
Cryptocurrency trading is limited to the lesser of 10% of the account’s total equity or USD 1 million.
Can I short-sell cryptocurrencies in my Interactive Brokers HK account?
No, IBHK does not support the short-selling of cryptocurrencies.
How long does it take for cryptocurrency trades to settle at Interactive Brokers HK? 
Cryptocurrency trades settle in real time.
What is the minimum order size for cryptocurrency trades at Interactive Brokers HK?
The minimum order size for cryptocurrency trades at Interactive Brokers HK is USD 10.

What times-in-force can I use when trading cryptocurrencies with Interactive Brokers HK?

Times-in-force for BUY limit orders:

  • IOC: Immediate or cancel
  • Minutes: Order is canceled if not filled within five (5) minutes.

Times-in-force for SELL orders:

  • IOC: Immediate or cancel
  • Minutes: Order is canceled if not filled within five (5) minutes.
  • Day: Order is canceled if not filled by the end of the trading day.
  • GTC: Good til Canceled












1. 登錄TWS,試著重現您遇到的問題
2. 點擊左上角的“幫助”,然後選擇“上傳診斷”。或者,您也可以根據自己的操作系統使用以下按鍵組合
  • Windows和Linux操作系統:按Ctrl+Alt+Q
  • Mac:按Cmd+Option+H
3. 將出現”上傳診斷“窗口。您可以在文本框內輸入上傳診斷的原因
4. 如果有盈透證券代表明確要求您在上傳診斷時將前幾天的日志也包含進來或要求您勾選特定選項,請點擊右上角的下拉框,選擇“高級視圖”,然後在左下角勾選對應複選框
5. 確保勾選了“包含整個桌面截圖”,然後點擊“提交”
6. 在看到彈框確認診斷已成功上傳之前請勿進行任何操作
A) 如果您位于登錄界面:
1. 點擊右上角的三個點圖標,選擇“上傳診斷”
2. 在評論區注明您的用戶名,然後點擊“上傳”
B) 如果您已登錄應用程序:
1. 點擊左上角的三個點圖標打開菜單
2. 點擊“配置”>“故障報告”>勾選“故障排除模式”旁邊的複選框
3. 如果有盈透證券代表明確要求,勾選“擴展日志”旁邊的複選框
4. 前往您遇到問題的頁面
5. 點擊屏幕右上角的三個點圖標,選擇“上傳診斷”
6. 在評論區輸入您的評論幷勾選“附上截圖”旁邊的複選框。然後點擊“上傳”
A) 如果您位于登錄界面:
1. 連續快速點擊IBKR標志五次打開測試菜單
2. 在配置下,打開“故障排除模式“旁邊的開關
3. 點擊“上傳診斷”旁邊的“發送”
4. 在評論區輸入您的用戶名,然後點擊“確定”
B) 如果您已登錄應用程序:
1. 直接在手機上對出現問題的界面截屏(同時按住電源和音量加按鍵)
2. 點擊屏幕右下角的“更多”選項
3. 點擊“配置”,展開“故障報告”
4. 打開“故障排除模式”旁邊的開關,然後點擊“上傳診斷”旁邊的“發送”
5. 將出現“發送診斷”頁面。在評論區輸入您的評論
6. 點擊“附上圖片”按鈕附上您已保存到相册的問題頁面截圖
7. 點擊“發送”
1. 登錄應用程序
2. 點擊左上角的使用者圖標,選擇“設置”
3. 點擊“高級”選項,打開“故障排除模式“旁邊的開關
4. 如果有盈透證券代表明確要求,打開“擴展日志”旁邊的開關
5. 您將看到“上傳診斷”彈框。輸入您的評論,點擊“上傳”
請注意:如果需要向我們發送IMPACT或IBKR GlobalTrader(Android版)的截圖,您需要在消息中心將截圖作爲附件添加到諮詢單發送,具體步驟請參見IBKB1071
1. 登錄應用程序
2. 直接在手機上對出現問題的界面截屏(同時按住電源音量加按鍵
3. 點擊左上角的使用者圖標,選擇“設置”
4. 點擊“高級”
5. 打開“故障排除模式”旁邊的開關,點擊“上傳診斷”
6. 將出現“發送診斷”界面

7. 輸入您的評論,點擊“附上圖片”按鈕附上您已保存到相册的問題頁面截圖

8. 點擊“發送”




How to Access Your Reports Using FTP on Windows


This tutorial assumes you received reports via email or via FTP that were encrypted with the public key you sent to IBKR. If you need guidance to set up the encrypted statement delivery, please refer to this article, which is a prerequisite to the instructions below.

There are multiple methods to access the IBKR FTP server. FTP clients such as Filezilla can be used or you could as well launch the command ftp from the Command Prompt or use the Windows Explorer. In this article, we explain how to realize the connection to the IBKR FTP server using Windows Explorer.

Important Note: You will not be able to connect using your browser.

Once you are connected to the IBKR FTP Server, you will have both read and write access to your folder. The retention policy for the files is 100 days - IBKR will automatically purge files after that.

To access your reports using Windows File Explorer:

1. Open the Windows File Explorer by either pressing Windows Key + E on the keyboard. Alternatively, you can type File Explorer into the Windows search box and click on Open

2. In the File Explorer window, type the FTP address,, into the file path at the top of the window and hit Enter.

3. A window prompting your for credentials will appear. Enter the FTP username and password IBKR provided you with into the correspondent fields and click Log On.

4. You now have direct access to your FTP folder. Documents and files contained in your FTP folder can now be decrypted using your PGP key, as described in IBKB4108.


Common issues and solutions

A. Could not log in to the FTP server with the username and password specified

Ensure the correct login details are being used to connect to the FTP server. The username and password you are entering should match the ones you have received from the Reporting Integration Team.

B. Connection Timed Out
  1. Enable the Passive (PASV) mode for FTP connections. press Windows Key + S, type Internet Options and open the panel. Move to the Advanced tab and activate the option Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility). The passive mode is more firewall-friendly then the active one, since all the connections are initiated from the Client side. If you are using a specific FTP Client, check its connection settings or advanced settings in order to find and enable the Passive (PASV) mode switch.
  2. In case you have an antivirus or a security software installed on your machine, make sure it is not blocking the FTP connection attempt. Normally, security software allows to set up exceptions for specific connections in order to whitelist them.
  3. Should the above steps be unable to resolve the issue, ask your network administrator/s to confirm that your firewall allows traffic from/to Note: Your network administrator should consider that every time your FTP Client attempts connecting to our FTP server with Passive mode, it establishes two connections: a command channel (outbound, from random TCP port above 1024 to TCP port 21) and a data channel (outbound, from a random TCP port above 1024 to the TCP port above 1024 which was negotiated through the command channel). Both connections are initiated by the Client side. In the picture below, you can find an example of this connections schema. Please notice that the ports 2000, 3000, 4000 are examples of randomly selected ports and may very well not correspond to the ones used within your specific FTP connection attempt.

KB3968 - Generate a key pair using GPG for Windows
KB4205 - Generate a key pair using GPG Suite on macOS
KB4108 - Decrypt your Reports using GPG for Windows
KB4210 - Decrypting Reports using your PGP Key pair on macOS
KB4407 - Generate RSA Key Pair on Windows
KB4580 - How to Access your Reports using FTP on MacOS
KB4409 - How to set up sFTP for using Certificate Authentication on Windows
KB4410 - How to set up sFTP for using Certificate Authentication on macOS
KB4411 - How to backup your public/private Key pair 
KB4323 - How to transfer your public/private key pair from one computer to another 


How to Upload a Diagnostic Bundle from an IBKR Platform


Some support related issues require diagnostics files and logs to be uploaded along with screenshots. The information will help our team to investigate and resolve the issue that you are experiencing.

This article will help you with detailed steps on how to upload diagnostics files and logs from various Interactive Brokers’ trading platforms.

Note: IBKR does not monitor the diagnostic bundle repository throughout the day. Should you spontaneously decide to upload a diagnostic bundle, without being instructed by Interactive Brokers, please inform our Client Services via Message Center ticket or phone call otherwise your error report will go unnoticed.


Please click on one of the links below, according to the platform you are using:

1. Log in to TWS and try to replicate the issue that you are experiencing
2. Press ‘Help’ at the top left corner and select ‘Upload Diagnostics’. Alternatively, depending on your Operating System, you can use the following keyboard combinations
  • For Windows and Linux Operating system: Press Ctrl+Alt+Q
  • For Mac: Press Cmd+Option+H
3. The ‘Upload Diagnostics’ window will appear. You may enter the reason for uploading diagnostics in the text box
4. If an Interactive Brokers representative has instructed you to include previous days logs or select specific options when uploading diagnostics, click the dropdown on the right top corner, select ‘Advanced View’ and tick the correspondent checkboxes which will appear on the bottom left part
5. Make sure the checkbox ‘Include screenshot of entire desktop’ is enabled and press ‘Submit’
6. Do not perform any action/activity on your computer until you see the below pop-up, confirming that the diagnostics have been successfully uploaded
A) If you are at the login Screen:
1. Tap the three dots icon in the right top corner and select ‘Upload Diagnostics’
2. Add your username in the comment section and tap ‘Upload’
B) If you are already logged  in to the app:
1. Tap the three lines icon in the top left corner to open the menu
2. Tap ‘Configuration’> ‘Trouble Reporting’> enable the check box next to ‘Debug mode
3. If requested by an Interactive Brokers representative, enable the check box next to ‘Extended Log’ as well
4. Navigate to the page where you are experiencing the issue
5. Tap the three dots icon in the top right corner of the screen and select ‘Upload Diagnostics’
6. Enter your comments in comment section and enable the checkbox next to ‘Attach Screenshot’. Then tap ‘Upload’
A) If you are at the login Screen:
1. Tap five times in a quick sequence on the IBKR logo to open the testing menu
2. Under Configuration, enable the toggle button next to ‘Debug mode
3. Tap ‘Send’ next to ‘Upload diagnostics’
4. Enter your username in the comments section and tap ‘OK’
B) If you are already logged in to the app:
1. Capture screenshots displaying the issue you are experiencing directly on the phone (pressing together the physical buttons Power + Volume Up)
2. Tap the option ‘More’ in the right bottom corner of the screen
3. Tap ‘Configuration’ and expand the section ‘Trouble Reporting’
4. Enable the toggle button next to ‘Debug mode’ and, next to ‘Upload diagnostics’, tap ‘Send’
5. The ‘Send Diagnostics’ page will appear. Enter your comments in comment section
6. Tap the ‘Attach Image’ button to attach screenshots of the issue that you have previously saved in your camera roll
7. Tap ‘Send’
1. Log in to the app
2. Tap the User icon in the top left corner and select ‘Settings’
3. Tap the option ‘Advanced’ and enable the toggle button next to ‘Debug mode
4. If requested by an Interactive Brokers representative, enable as well the toggle button next to ‘Extended Log’
5. You will see an ‘Upload Diagnostics’ pop-up. Enter your comments in the field and tap ‘Upload’
Note: If you need to send us screenshots of IMPACT or IBKR GlobalTrader for Android, you would have to attach them to a Message Center web ticket, as explained in IBKB1071
1. Log in to the app
2. Capture one or more screenshots displaying the issue you are experiencing directly on the phone (pressing the physical buttons Power + Volume Up simultaneously)
3. Now tap the User icon in the top left corner and select ‘Settings’
4. Tap ‘Advanced’
5. Enable the toggle button next to ‘Debug mode’ and tap ‘Upload Diagnostics’
6. The ‘Send Diagnostics’ screen will appear

7. Enter your comments in the field and tap ‘Attach Image’ to attach the screenshot/s you previously saved in your camera roll

8. Tap ‘Send’


A diagnostic trace for Client Portal can be captured following the steps on IBKB3512







要為Google Chrome生成HAR文件:

1. 打開Google Chrome並前往發生問題的頁面。

2. 點擊鍵盤上的 CRTL +SHIFT + I 或者,點擊Chrome菜單圖標(瀏覽器窗口右上角的三個垂直點),然後選擇 “更多工具” > “開發者工具”

3. “開發者工具”會以停靠面板的形式在Chrome側面或底部打開。選擇 “網絡”選項卡(如圖1)


4. 在 “開發者工具” 工具欄左上角找到圓形的“錄製”按鈕並確保它是紅色的。如果它是灰色的,點擊一次開始錄製或點擊 CTRL+E (如圖2)


5. 激活 “保留日誌”選項框(如圖3)


6. 點擊 “清除” 按鈕清除已有的日誌。“清除” 按鈕顯示為停止圖標,位於 “錄製” 按鈕的右側 (如圖4)


7. 再現您遇到的問題並錄製網絡請求。

8. 當您完成問題再現後,右擊已記錄的網絡請求列表上的任意地方,選擇 “以HAR格式保存所有內容”, 並將文件保存在您計算機上任意您想保存的位置(如桌面)。

9. 在IBKR客戶端中, 前往消息中心並創建 一個新的網絡諮詢單(或使用已有的諮詢單)

10. 在網絡諮詢單內,將之前生成的.har文件作為附件添加。 如果IBKR客服向您提供過諮詢單號或客服代表的名字,請在諮詢單中加上這些信息。

11. 提交網絡諮詢單



1. 打開Firefox並前往發生問題的頁面

2. 點擊鍵盤上發 F12 。或者,點擊Firefox菜單按鈕(瀏覽器窗口右上角的三條平行線),然後選擇 Web 開發者工具 > 網絡

3. 開發者網絡工具會以停靠面板的形式在Firefox底部打開。選擇 “網絡”選項卡(如圖5)


4. 激活 “保存日誌”選項框(圖6)


5. 再現您遇到的問題。系統會自動開始錄製網絡請求。

6. 再現問題後,右擊已錄製的請求列表並選擇“所有內容另存為HAR”

7. 將文件保存在計算機上的任意位置(如桌面)

8. 在IBKR客戶端中, 前往消息中心並創建 一個新的網絡諮詢單(或使用已有的諮詢單)

9. 在網絡諮詢單內,將之前生成的.har文件作為附件添加。 如果IBKR客服向您提供過諮詢單號或客服代表的名字,請在諮詢單中加上這些信息。

10. 提交網絡諮詢單


為Microsoft Edge生成HAR文件:

1. 打開Edge並前往發生問題的頁面。

2. 點擊鍵盤上發 F12 。或者點擊Edge菜單圖標(瀏覽器窗口右上角的三個平行點),然後選擇 “更多工具” > “開發者工具”

3. 點擊“網絡” 圖標 (如圖10)


4. 再現您遇到的問題並錄製網絡請求。

5. 完成後,點擊軟盤圖標(導出為HAR) 或按 CTRL+S (如圖11)


6. 為文件命名並將文件保存在您計算機上的任意位置(如桌面)。然後點擊 “保存” 按鈕

7. 在IBKR客戶端中,前往消息中心並創建一個新的網絡諮詢單(或使用已有的諮詢單)

8. 在網絡諮詢單內,將之前生成的.har文件作為附件添加。 如果IBKR客服向您提供過諮詢單號或客服代表的名字,請在諮詢單中加上這些信息。

9. 提交網絡諮詢單



注:在生成HAR文件前,請確保您可在Safari中看到 “開發者” 菜單。如果您看不到這個菜單,請點擊Safari瀏覽器,選擇 “偏好設置”, 前往 “高級” 選項卡並激活菜單欄 “顯示開發”菜單旁的選項框。

1. 打開 “開發” 菜單並選擇 “顯示網頁檢查器” 或點擊 CMD+ALT+I

2. 點擊 “網絡” 選項卡 (如圖12)


3. 激活 “保留日誌”選項卡(圖13)


4. 點擊 “導出” 圖標(或按CMD+S), 為文件命名並將其保存在計算機上的任意位置(如桌面)並保存.har文件

5. 在IBKR客戶端中,前往消息中心並創建一個新的網絡諮詢單(或使用已有的諮詢單)

6. 在網絡諮詢單內,將之前生成的.har文件作為附件添加。 如果IBKR客服向您提供過諮詢單號或客服代表的名字,請在諮詢單中加上這些信息。

7. 提交網絡諮詢單




下方列出了IBKR支持的部分加密貨幣産品*。 如果沒有看到您想找的産品,您可以通過我們網站上的“合約搜索工具”搜索IBKR合約數據庫 。點擊“支持”菜單然後選擇賬戶類型(個人賬戶或機構賬戶),在這裏您可以輸入産品名稱或代碼進行簡單搜索、或增加搜索條件進行高級搜索、或按産品類型搜索。


  • BTC- 比特幣
  • ETH- 以太幣
  • LTC- 萊特幣
  • BCH- 比特幣現金



  • GBTC (PINK)- Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust
  • BCHG (PINK)- Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust
  • ETCG (PINK)- Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust
  • ETHE (PINK)- Grayscale Ethereum Trust
  • GDLC (PINK)- Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund
  • LTCN (PINK)- Grayscale Litecoin Trust


  • BITCOINXB (SFB)- Bitcoin Tracker One
  • COINETH (SFB)- XBT Provider Ethereum
  • COINETHE (SFB)- XBT Provider Ethereum


  • NYXBT (NYSE)- NYSE Bitcoin Index
  • GXBT (Cboe)- The Gemini Bitcoin Trace Price Index(自2019年6月起無新合約可供交易)
  • BRR (CME)- CME Bitcoin Reference Rate Index
  • BRTI (CME)- CME Bitcoin Real Time Index


  • GXBT (Cboe/CFE)- The Gemini Bitcoin Trace Price Futures(自2019年6月起無新合約可供交易)
  • BRR (CME)- CME Bitcoin Reference Rate Futures
  • ETHUSDRR (CME) – CME Ether Dollar Reference Rate Futures
  • BAKKT (ICECRYPTO)- Bakkt Bitcoin Futures










1. 從手機屏幕的底部向上滑,然後點擊相機圖標。



2. 將手機移到文件上方,鏡頭對準需要的位置或頁面。


3. 確保光綫均勻、充足,避免因爲拿手機的姿勢在文件上投下任何陰影。手機拿穩,防止抖動。點擊拍照按鈕拍照。


4. 點擊左下角的縮略圖查看您剛剛拍的照片。

5.  確保照片清晰,文件字迹清楚。您可以用兩個手指在圖片上劃開來放大圖片查看細節。


6. 點擊屏幕左下角的分享圖標。

7. 點擊電子郵件圖標。



8. 請參見此處瞭解如何填寫電子郵件收件人(To:)和主題(Subject:)。填寫完畢後,點擊右上方的向上箭頭發送郵件。


1. 打開應用程序列表,啓動相機應用程序。或者直接從手機主屏幕啓動相機。取决于您的手機型號、製造商或設置,相機應用程序的叫法可能有所不同。



2. 將手機移到文件上方,鏡頭對準需要的位置或頁面。


3. 確保光綫均勻、充足,避免因爲拿手機的姿勢在文件上投下任何陰影。手機拿穩,防止抖動。點擊拍照按鈕拍照。

4.  確保照片清晰,文件字迹清楚。您可以用兩個手指在圖片上劃開來放大圖片查看細節。


5. 點擊屏幕右下角的空白圈圈圖標。   


6. 點擊屏幕左下角的分享圖標。

7. 在顯示的分享菜單中點擊手機上安裝好的電子郵件客戶端的圖標。下圖顯示的是Gmail,但手機設置不同,電子郵件程序也會不同。


8. 請參見此處瞭解如何填寫電子郵件收件人(To:)和主題(Subject:)。填寫完畢後,點擊右上方的飛機圖標發送郵件。


1. 在收件人(To:)字段,輸入:


2. 主題(Subject:)字段必須注明所有以下信息:

  •     您的賬戶號碼(通常格式爲Uxxxxxxx,其中x是數字)您的用戶名
  •     發送文件的目的。請采用以下慣例:
    • 居住地證明請寫PoRes
    • 身份證明請寫PID


如何向已激活的移动IBKR验证程序(IB Key)添加使用者 - iOS版




  • iOS安卓設備上必須安裝了移動IBKR應用程序並且已激活移動IBKR驗證。
  • 有關如何在iOS設備上安裝並激活移动IBKR验证程序(IB Key)的詳細信息,請參見KB2278



1. 在iOS設備上打開移動IBKR應用程序。

     1.a. 如果打開時出現的是登錄界面(圖1),點擊左上角的服務(紅色箭頭),然後繼續第2步。 

     1.b. 如果打開時出現的是主頁、投資組合、自選列表或其它類似界面,點擊右下角的更多圖2)。然後點擊雙因素驗證圖3),再點擊添加使用者圖4),接著進入第3步

圖 1.                                          圖 2.                                            圖 3.                                                                     


圖 4.                                     

2. 點擊驗證(圖5),然後點擊添加使用者(圖6)。

圖 5.                                            圖 6.



3. 閱讀說明,然後點擊繼續圖7)。

圖 7.

3. 輸入您的用戶名密碼,然後點擊繼續圖8)。 

圖 8.

4. 驗證碼將通過短信發送到您賬戶登記的手機號碼(圖9)。將驗證碼輸入到激活碼框內,點擊激活(圖10)。

圖 9.                                                      圖 10.


5. 取決於您手機的安全設置,系統會提示您使用鎖屏密碼、Touch ID或Face ID(圖11)。

圖 11.

6. 如果激活成功,將顯示確認界面。最後,點擊完成來結束(圖12)。

圖 12.














1. 登錄客戶端

2. 點擊使用者菜單(右上角的頭像圖標),然後點擊安全消息中心

3. 點擊“撰寫”按鈕旁的偏好(齒輪)圖標。

4. 將出現消息偏好設置窗口。

5. 使用下拉框為消息選擇主要次要偏好語言

6. 在安全消息傳遞部分選擇您想要的傳遞選項。

7. 點擊保存保存更改。



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