Element Trading A leading global provider of liquidity across digital assets and cryptocurrencies.

Element Trading has built a robust global network of major brokers and exchanges and provides significant scale in over-the-counter (OTC) trading. We are market makers across major crypto and fiat currencies. We deliver innovative client-tailored strategies and globally-integrated execution.

How to start trading with us
Element Trading provides clients with effective and transparent liquidity. We have a straightforward onboarding process for new clients:
1. Complete the form on the website.
This notifies our team and jumpstarts the onboarding process.
2. Go through our on-boarding procedure:
Verification of KYC Documents - We will send you KYC questionnaires and a link to ID verification application. If you are an individual, we will ask for copies of your government issued ID, a proof of address, and you social security number or similar;
3. We will review your application within 24 hours.
We may need to ask for additional information to process your trading application.
4. Ensure your crypto wallet is set up.
Please consult our FAQ for a list of preferred wallets and settings.
5. Choose a communication channel.
Once your account is set up, we will ask you for your preferred communication channel. It could be Skype, Telegram, WhatsApp, email, etc.
6. Place a buy or sell order
by completing an Order Exchange Form. Element Trading supports spot or limit orders
7. Settle your transaction.
Buy orders are settled immediately, while sell orders may take up to 24-48 hours to clear, depending on your bank.

Excellence in Execution

Our Mission

We succeed by delivering value to our clients.
With no ownership links to exchanges or company owned crypto asset pools, Element Trading is free of conflicts of interest inherent to liquidity provided by many OTC firms.

Terms and eligibility

  • Minimum order size of $50K
  • Eligibility subject to AML/KYC requirements
  • Support all major cryptocurrencies
  • Element Trading LLC does not custody assets on behalf of trading counterparties
Privacy
Our team uses state-of-the-art tools to provide the highest standards of client confidentiality. We employ advanced security measures across all client processes.
Insight
We monitor and employ algorithmic trading solutions. Our team delivers comprehensive knowledge across cryptocurrencies, risk management, capital markets, and technological security.
Deep Liquidity
We are a member of the largest institutional global block trade network and trade on major exchanges. We provide responsive, around the clock liquidity and execute trades 24/7.
Fast Settlement
We monitor and employ algorithmic trading solutions. Our team delivers comprehensive knowledge across cryptocurrencies, risk management, capital markets, and technological security.
Support
Our team of sales and trading, capital markets, investment banking, and technology experts are available to provide ongoing support to our clients. We execute orders in global markets 24/7/365.

FAQ

General questions

What is your transaction minimum?

Our minimum size is $50,000 per transaction.

Does Element Trading custody digital currencies on behalf of counterparties?

No, Element Trading does not custody digital currencies on behalf of counterparties. You will need to set up a wallet on your end in order to settle any over-the-counter trades.

Which digital currencies can I trade with Element Trading?

Element Trading trades the following digital currencies over-the-counter: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP).

Does Element Trading provide investment or financial advice?

Element Trading does not provide any investment or financial advice.

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How do I become a trading counterparty?

As a regulated financial institution, we are required to do AML/KYC on all of our trading counterparties. This includes obtaining:
For individuals:
  • Government-issued ID
  • Proof of address
  • Social security number or equivalent government-issued number
For corporate accounts:
  • Formation and governance documents
  • Proof of address
  • Information of ultimate beneficiaries, directors and authorized representatives
Further information may be requested as part of the onboarding process.
Under the USA PATRIOT Act, and its associated regulations, Element Trading is required to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person with whom Element Trading trades in fiat money or digital currency.

How long does it take to approve trading application?

It normally takes 24 hours to review an application once all requested documents are submitted. Your application will either be approved, rejected, or we will ask for additional information.

Do I need to be based in the US to trade with Element Trading?

You do not have to be based in the United States to trade with Element Trading. We trade with international clients and customers in the states of California and Montana in the United States
Your bank account also does not have to be an American or US based bank as long as the account can send/receive USD.
We do not trade with US Treasury Department Sanctioned Nations or Individuals.

Before Trading

How to select a digital wallet?

Please ensure a proper wallet is set up prior to trading with Element Trading. Please choose your wallet carefully. Examples of wallet providers include the following:
Software:
  • BitGo
  • Coinbase
  • Exodus
  • Xapo
Hardware:
  • Trezor
  • Ledger
We also recommend two-factor authentication (such as Google Authenticator) on all wallet accounts.

What forms of payment are acceptable?

Element Trading accepts bank wires in USD (please do not send ACH). Credit cards, debit cards, or cash will not be accepted.

Trading and Settlement

How do I place an order to buy or sell?

Once your account is approved we will set up a communication channel with you – we are flexible here and work with Skype/ Telegram/ Whatsapp chats/ SMS or emails. You may place your order with the trading desk via Skype/ Telegram/ Whatsapp/ SMS or email.

What types of orders does Element Trading support?

Element Trading supports spot and limit orders.

What are your commissions?

Our goal is to win every deal based on price. Spreads depend on liquidity and market conditions, but we are very aware of the value proposition when you choose an OTC provider. Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

How does settlement work?

If you are acting as the seller of cryptocurrency, you deliver the digital currency to the wallet provided by Element Trading and we wire USD to your bank account. If you are acting as the buyer of cryptocurrency, you wire USD to the Element Trading bank account and receive the digital currency in your wallet.
Bank and wire information are included on every Exchange Order Form associated with a transaction.
The sender of cryptocurrency will do a micro transaction to confirm the wallet address before sending the balance of the digital currency amount.

How long does it take to settle the transaction?

When selling digital currencies, wire transfer may take up to 24-48 hours after the order is filled.
When buying digital currencies, digital currencies will be immediately sent to your wallet after the order is filled.

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DISCLAIMER: Cryptocurrency and digital assets prices are volatile and fluctuate day-to-day. Trading in these digital assets may be considered a high-risk activity. Proper diligence and sound judgement should be used in evaluating the risks associated with these activities. We do not solicit nor make any representation that digital assets are an investment vehicle. The decision to trade digital assets rests entirely on the users own independent judgement.

Currently, in regard to the US, we service clients in the states of California and Montana. In regard to non-US clients, eligibility will depend on the permissibility of entering into such transactions in your country of origin or residence.

MSB Registration number: 31000119648352