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Interactive Brokers Introduces Bitcoin and Ether ETPs in Hong Kong

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Interactive Brokers has unveiled the introduction of its Hong Kong Spot Bitcoin and Ether Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), now accessible for trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Initially, the global brokerage introduced crypto trading in Hong Kong early in 2023, which encompassed trading and custody services for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), but exclusively for professional investors.

In November of the same year, IBKR HK secured an SFC license to conduct virtual asset trading for retail clients. This license authorizes the brokerage to facilitate trading in major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether, with an official announcement expected imminently.

David Friedland, Head of APAC for Interactive Brokers, remarked: “We’re delighted to diversify our product range with the introduction of the new Spot Bitcoin and Ether ETPs. These uncomplicated products provide our clients with increased flexibility to manage cryptocurrency exposure, all from the same brokerage account used for trading the wide array of global products offered through Interactive Brokers.”

Interactive Brokers Hong Kong’s eligible clients can now engage in trading the new Spot Bitcoin and Ether ETPs alongside stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds, and more from a unified platform. Clients can acquire Spot Bitcoin and Ether ETPs through their IBKR brokerage accounts, seamlessly integrating cryptocurrency exposure into their portfolios without direct ownership of the digital assets.

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