Buy, sell, and trade the most popular cryptocurrency with the new IRAfi Crypto™ app.
A New Way to Invest in Cryptos
Benefits of Investing with Retirement Funds
All income and gains from your crypto investments flow back into your retirement plan without tax
Ignore Holding Periods & Basis
No need to worry about holding periods and figuring out short- and long-term capital gains since your investments are not subject to tax
Diversify your retirement portfolio by investing in an emerging asset class
Our New App
Getting Started is Easy
1. Create your account
On the IRA Financial APP and select your plan type
2. Fund your account
Via direct contribution or transfer/rollover of funds from an existing account
3. Start investing
In cryptos including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Uniswap, and XRP
What the Experts are Saying
Bitstamp is the oldest and most reputable cryptocurrency exchange in the industry and has been operating since 2011.
Bitstamp is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).
They use 2FA, SSL encryption and cold storage for most of their crypto holdings, and have a dedicated security team working around the clock to prevent and respond to security attacks.
Bitstamp safeguards your assets in cooperation with our partner custodian BitGo.
They provide secure safekeeping of and access to funds and offer both hot wallets and cold custodial wallets. Many of their clients keep a portion of their funds in hot wallets for greater liquidity and the rest in cold storage for maximum security.
All the wallets held there have their keys divided into multiple pieces, held in different locations, and several of these are required to sign any transaction. This means an attacker would need to compromise the majority of them in multiple locations in order to gain control of one of these wallets.
BitGo’s custodial wallets are provided by four regulated trust companies, each of which serve as a qualified custodian. They also maintain up to $250M in insurance coverage against loss, theft and misuse.
BitGo is backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.
The IRA Financial Difference
Our tax and ERISA experts have helped over 24,000 clients in all 50 states.
No hidden fees
No transaction or asset value fees. No minimum balance requirement (with credit card on file). No termination fee.
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Holds over $3.2 Billion in alternative assets.
IRA Financial’s founder, Adam Bergman, is the author of eight books on self-directed retirement.
Get direct access to a self-directed retirement expert to establish your plan.
Use our app to set up and maintain your account.
Quick FAQ & Further Reading
- Direct Contribution
- IRA Transfer
- Rollover of Previous Employer 401(k) Funds
No! IRA Financial is unique in that we do not require a minimum deposit to get started or maintain a minimum balance as long as you have a credit card on file.
Since retirement plans are tax-advantaged accounts, you don’t need to worry about taxes, such as capital gains, when you trade cryptos inside one. With a traditional plan, taxes are deferred until you withdraw from the plan; if you utilize a Roth, never pay taxes on qualified distributions.
The main difference between the two types of plans is when you pay taxes. A traditional IRA is funded with pretax money, meaning you get an upfront tax break. Taxes are deferred until you withdraw from the plan. A Roth IRA is funded with after-tax money, therefore there is no immediate tax benefit. However, all qualified withdrawals are tax free.
Transfers occur between like accounts (IRA to IRA), while a rollover is from a different account (401(k) to IRA). A direct transfer or rollover goes directly from one custodian to another. An indirect transfer or rollover goes to you first. You then have 60 days to contribute the funds to a new plan.
- It is designed for the Novice and Intermediate trader that wants to get started without first mastering a complex trading platform.
- It has a unique profit and history tracking tool that allows users to have a clear picture of their activities and the outcomes.
- It has direct education links from each coin to popular education sites like CoinMarketCap to help users learn more about coins to invest in.
- It provides real time pricing and profit/loss trends on-screen that other popular trading platforms do not offer.
Limit trading is now live on the app! A limit order is a direction to purchase or sell a crypto at a specified price or better. This feature allows retirement account investors to better control the prices at which they trade. A limit can be placed on either a buy or sell order:
- A buy limit order will be executed only at the limit price or lower.
- A sell limit order will be executed only at the limit price or higher.
Not at this time. However, IRA Financial has been working on a multi-signature wallet solution that will comply with IRS rules and the McNulty case ruling that will allow retirement account owners to hold their cryptos off the exchange on a cold wallet in which they personally hold. We are hoping this solution will be live by Q4 2023.
In order to invest in other assets such as real estate and precious metals, you need to upgrade your account to a full-service Self-Directed IRA or Solo 401(k) plan. Simply log into the app, and choose which type of plan you want.
If you wish to invest in a crypto not supported by our app, you can set up a Self-Directed IRA LLC and use an exchange of your choice. You would purchase cryptos in the name of the LLC and control the entire process on your own without the need for expensive brokers.
IRA Financial Trust Inc. and IRA Financial Group, LLC (“IRA Financial”) are not an exchange, funding portal, custodian, trust company, licensed broker, dealer, broker-dealer, investment advisor, investment manager, or adviser in the United States or elsewhere. IRA Financial is not affiliated with & does not endorse any particular cryptocurrency, precious metal, or investment strategy. IRA Financial is solely a technology platform providing access to cryptocurrency investments via Bitstamp cryptocurrency exchange.
Cryptocurrencies are a speculative investment with risk of loss. Staking involves considerable risk. Cryptocurrency is not legal tender backed by the United States government, nor is it subject to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insurance or protections. Users do not receive a choice of custody partner. The self-directed purchase and sale of cryptocurrency through a cryptocurrency IRA have not been endorsed by the IRS or any regulatory agency. Historical performance is no guarantee of future results.
IRA Financial makes no guarantee or representation regarding investors’ ability to profit from any transaction or the tax implications of any transaction. IRA Financial does not provide legal, investment or tax advice. Consult a qualified legal, investment, or tax professional.
Information contained on this website is for information purposes only. It is not tailored to any specific user. It does not constitute investment advice in any way, nor does it constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any cryptocurrency or security or to participate in any investment strategy. IRA Financial. makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of this information and shall not have any liability for any representations (expressed or implied) or omissions from the information contained herein. IRA Financial disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this information, which is provided as is, without warranties.