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Cryptocurrency IRA

Emerging asset backed by specialized service, state-of-the-art platform

Where to Start

Browse cryptocurrency providers to discover some of the many options available and begin the investing process.

What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency, a form of digital asset, is designed to work as a medium of exchange. To do this, it uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as control the creation of new units of a particular currency. Essentially, cryptocurrencies are limited entries in a database that no one can change unless specific conditions are fulfilled.

Cryptocurrencies were created as an alternative to traditional currencies. Proponents of cryptocurrency as a viable monetary tool cite the potential benefits of decentralization, anonymity, security, and automation.

Some investors are attracted to cryptocurrency as a diversification strategy because they believe the currency will increase in value; others see lasting value in the blockchain technology behind the currency. Plus, the asset’s performance is not tied to the public markets.

Examples of cryptocurrencies include:

Bitcoin IRA


Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Cash

Basic Attention Token crypto

Basic Attention Token

Chainlink cryptocurrency


DAI crypto


Ethereum can be held in a crypto IRA


Litecoin cryptocurrency


Stellar Lumen crypto

Stellar Lumen

Uniswap cryptocurrency


Why Cryptocurrency in an Equity Trust Account?

Cryptocurrency is one of the many assets you can hold in a tax-advantaged Equity Trust Company Traditional or Roth IRA. When held in an IRA, cryptocurrency is not subject to short- or long-term capital gains taxes.

Equity Trust’s state-of-the-art platform, combined with customized service from leading providers, offers you a simplified experience. With Equity Trust Company as your cryptocurrency IRA custodian, you benefit from one of the industry’s most advanced platforms, which offers:


Many of the most popular cryptocurrencies are available


Easily invest in minutes online with a few clicks


Online account establishment, buying, and selling


Trades settle the next business day (T+1)


Comprehensive security measures to protect your investments


Backing of an industry-leading self-directed IRA company

Cryptocurrency IRA at Equity Trust: How it Works

Specialized Service Simplifies Your Investing

In addition to the features listed above, you receive access to leading cryptocurrency providers and an investing experience customized to your comfort level.

Choose from the companies below to begin the account-open process or start investing through their website. You’ll receive the unbeatable combination of Equity Trust’s innovative cryptocurrency IRA platform and account custody, plus the service and expertise from these providers.

Get Started Now: Choose a Provider

Select a provider that interests you. Learn about their services and offerings. Establish an account or begin investing on the provider’s site.

My Digital Money

Self-trading CryptoIRA platform

My Digital Money is a US-based self-trading CryptoIRAplatform that offers military-grade private key security, concierge service, and features to help you make better investment decisions including trigger order, play money account, and others. Visit My Digital Money You are leaving trustetc.com to enter the My Digital Money website (https://www.mydigitalmoney.com/cryptocurrency-investment-guide/). The information and links on the website (“Platform”) you are about to visit are not part of, affiliated with, under the control of, or the responsibility of Equity Trust Company (“Equity Trust”).

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First-Class Safety & Security That Sets the Standard

At BitIRA, we firmly believe that Americans should have access to more choices of assets available within their tax-advantaged retirement account. Therefore, one of our primary goals is to help our customers understand how digital currencies can serve as a powerful tool to achieve their unique objectives for saving for the future, while offering a simple, straightforward path to use that tool effectively. Visit BitIRA You are leaving trustetc.com to enter the BitIRA website (https://www.bitira.com/digital-ira/). The information and links on the website (“Platform”) you are about to visit are not part of, affiliated with, under the control of, or the responsibility of Equity Trust Company (“Equity Trust”).

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Tax Free Crypto

Invest in Crypto Tax-Free

TaxFreeCrypto.com has everything you need to get started earning tax-advantaged gains in your Traditional IRA or Roth IRA. Our trading platform has no monthly fees, no maintenance fees, no storage fees and low transactional costs. Finally, a platform that protects your assets without breaking your bank. Visit Tax Free Crypto You are leaving trustetc.com to enter the Tax Free Crypto website (https://www.taxfreecrypto.com/). The information and links on the website (“Platform”) you are about to visit are not part of, affiliated with, under the control of, or the responsibility of Equity Trust Company (“Equity Trust”).


Unparalleled Experience and Expertise

BlockMint is brought to you by Lear Capital, an investment company whose expertise and integrity has made it America’s precious metals leader since 1997. With $3 billion in transactions, Lear Capital has securely stored and safeguarded precious metals for its clientele for more than 20 years. This management expertise extends to BlockMint and its retirement offerings in cryptocurrency IRAs. Visit BlockMint You are leaving trustetc.com to enter the BlockMint website (https://www.blockmint.com/). The information and links on the website (“Platform”) you are about to visit are not part of, affiliated with, under the control of, or the responsibility of Equity Trust Company (“Equity Trust”).

Providers: Interested in Integrating with Our Platform?

Attract more IRA investor business with our innovative cryptocurrency platform and custody services.

Our industry-leading API and white-label solutions make it easy for you and your clients.


As Equity Trust Company (“Equity Trust”) is a directed custodian, like any investment, it is your responsibility to conduct your own due diligence before investing and before choosing a provider that is right for you. Equity Trust may, from time to time, establish independent contractor relationships with third-party providers, as provided above, whereby you, as the IRA owner, can have access to third-party providers for services that may be beneficial to you. Equity Trust is not an affiliate of any such provider. Equity Trust makes no recommendation or representations as to any provider and service or the needs generally of any IRA owner or any IRA. Any service available from any provider that offers investment education or advice solely reflects the views of such provider and in no way represents any recommendation or advice from Equity Trust. Opinions or ideas expressed by third parties, their affiliates, and employees are not necessarily those of Equity Trust nor do they reflect their views or endorsement. IRA owners are in no way obligated to purchase services and IRA owners are free to choose a provider with services as they deem appropriate. IRA owners should consult with their financial and legal advisors before choosing to work with any provider.