Cryptocurrency market hours: what time of day are cryptos most traded?

Cryptocurrency market hours are usually 24/7 but varying levels of trading activity mean that a lot of trading happens within just a few hours. Find out when cryptos are most commonly traded.

What time does the crypto market open?

Cryptocurrency markets open at 12:00 am and run through to 12:00pm, so you can open and close positions 24 hours a day – even on the weekend.

Are crypto markets always open?

Yes, cryptocurrency markets are always open: they run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is because, unlike stocks and commodities, the crypto market isn't a regulated exchange but is spread across a decentralised network of computers.

The only time crypto exchanges could be shut is during periods of maintenance, but you should always be made aware of these periods of downtime before they happen.

Cryptocurrency market opening hours


Global market opening hours opening hours



6pm Sunday to 6pm Friday



6pm Sunday to 6pm Friday



6pm Sunday to 6pm Friday



6pm Sunday to 6pm Friday

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What time of day is crypto most traded?

Cryptocurrencies are most commonly traded between 8am to 4pm in local time. While the crypto market is 24/7, your trades are more likely to be executed when there is the highest level of activity. Outside of these hours, when trading is lighter, it can be more difficult to open and close trades.

It's also important to be aware of news and events that could impact the crypto market, whether that's a halving event, regulation changes or celebrity endorsements. Around these influential announcements, the price of cryptocurrencies can fluctuate, which can provide trading opportunities.

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