Buy, sell and trade Bitcoin, Ethereum and more.

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Fast and simple trading for all

Over 1,300 trading pairs available

We offer +50 currencies and over 1,300 trading pairs so that you can balance your portfolio with ease.
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Regulated and proud of it 

As the crypto industry continues to mature, we strive towards our goal of creating an open financial platform to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the decentralized world.
4.6 stars reviews

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The right product for you

From beginner to Pro and everything
in-between, we strive to empower all Canadians to build their crypto portfolio.
Making a quick trade has never been easier. Effortlessly buy, sell and HODL Bitcoin and other crypto using the simple and secure Coinsquare Trade app.
Enjoy personalized service from a dedicated CIRO-registered Investment Representative. Our Wealth Directors can help navigate all aspects of the crypto landscape including market structure insights and help with account management.
For active traders, it doesn't get better than this. Make advanced trades using Coinsquare Pro, view depth charts, interact with a live order book and set advanced fill instructions.
Earn Passive rewards of up to 11.23% on a growing list of supported coins when you choose to stake with Coinsquare.
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We take your security seriously

At Coinsquare we take your trust and security seriously. Ensuring it's the cornerstone of everything we build.
We're Regulated
Coinsquare is Canada's first crypto trading platform registered as an CIRO Investment dealer and marketplace member.
Your Assets, held in trust
All client assets are held in trust with external, licensed custodians (Coinbase Custody, Bitgo Trust Company and Tetra Trust Company) who have a combined $680M USD in insurance.
We've got you covered!
As a Coinsquare client, the cash in your account is insured against insolvency by the Canadian Investment Protection Fund (CIPF). In the unlikely event that we become insolvent and the cash in your account is not available, CIPF will cover any shortfall of cash held in your account - up to $1 million CAD per account.

For Canadians, By Canadians

We’re on a mission to make buying, selling and holding crypto easier, faster and safer for Canadians, becoming Canada's first crypto trading platform registered as an IIROC Investment dealer and marketplace member. Our team of over 100 are paving the way for Canadians to start their crypto journey with the confidence that their investments are stored securely.
Founded

2014

Funding raised

$100M+

Trades

9M+

Volume traded

$8B+

See what our customers have to say about Canada's best crypto trading platform

One of the only Canadian options. Great customer service. And the app is easy to use. Never given me issues yet.
joe stone
Google Play Store
Life is like a sandwich, no matter how you flip it, the bread comes first. Thank you for a platform to help me get it! 🍞
Costa prava
Apple App Store
Very nice , clean interface for anyone just getting into crypto this is a great place to start.
Jonathan Watts
Google Play Store
This Is Definitely One of the Best Exchanges For Canadians. Very Simple and easy! If people have problems with it, it must because you’re doing something wrong.
Dendvwg
Apple App Store
Love the new app! Makes it’s so much easier for newbies like me to trade crypto!
@MoAlkhooly
Twitter
Much Wow. Such Good
Jeshua Williams
Apple App Store

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a type of digital currency known as a cryptocurrency that operates independently of a central bank. Unlike traditional currencies, Bitcoin operates on a peer-to-peer network, meaning it doesn’t require a central authority to manage transactions. Instead, transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin can be sent and received anywhere in the world with internet access, making it a global currency. It allows for anonymous transactions, although all transactions are publicly recorded on the blockchain.

Who created Bitcoin?

Bitcoin was created by an individual or group of individuals under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has never been confirmed, and the creator(s) remain anonymous to this day. Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin in a 2008 white paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” and later released the first Bitcoin software in 2009, launching the network of the decentralized cryptocurrency.

How many Bitcoins are there?

Currently, the total number of Bitcoins in circulation is around 19.3 million (as of May 2024). Bitcoin has a capped supply limit of 21 million coins, which is expected to be reached by approximately 2140.

What is a crypto wallet?

A crypto wallet is a digital tool that allows users to store, send, and receive cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many others. It’s essential for handling cryptocurrencies because it provides security for managing and using these digital assets. Unlike a traditional wallet that stores physical currency, a crypto wallet does not store the actual cryptocurrencies. Instead, it keeps the digital credentials—known as keys—needed to access and transact with your cryptocurrency holdings.

What is staking crypto?

Staking in the context of cryptocurrency is the process of actively participating in transaction validation (similar to mining) on a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain. On these blockchains, anyone with a minimum-required balance of a specific cryptocurrency can validate transactions and earn staking rewards.

Is Bitcoin legal in Canada?

Yes, Bitcoin is legal in Canada. Canada recognizes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as a form of money but does not consider them legal tender. Instead, cryptocurrencies are treated more like commodities from a regulatory standpoint.

How much is crypto taxed in Canada?

In Canada, cryptocurrency is taxed under the rules applicable to capital gains and business income. The specific tax rate depends on whether the activities related to cryptocurrencies are considered personal investment or business activity.  

If you buy and occasionally sell cryptocurrencies, the profits are generally treated as capital gains. In Canada, only 50% of the capital gain is taxable. The tax rate you pay on that taxable portion depends on your total income and could range from 15% to 33%, based on the progressive tax rates of your provincial and federal tax brackets.

If you frequently trade or mine cryptocurrencies, it may be considered a business activity. In this case, 100% of your profits are taxable as business income at your full personal income tax rate rather than just 50% - 67% as with capital gains. The specific rate again depends on your total annual income and can be substantial if you fall into higher income brackets.

How do I buy cryptocurrency in Canada?

To buy cryptocurrency in Canada using Coinsquare, you can follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Go to the Coinsquare website and create an account.
  1. Complete the identity verification process as required.
  1. Add Canadian dollars to your account using a preferred method like Interac e-Transfer or bank transfer.
  1. Choose the cryptocurrency you want to buy, enter the amount, and confirm the purchase.
  1. Consider transferring your crypto to a hardware wallet for better security.

That’s it! You’re now ready to start buying and trading cryptocurrencies on Coinsquare.