How to Calculate Pips in Crypto?

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are rapidly growing, ever-evolving spaces. Many brokers offer crypto for trading pairing with the US dollar. Of course, the dollar price has a significant impact on cryptocurrency prices.

This article will provide an overview of pip values in crypto markets and how they can be calculated.

Visit our pages to learn how to count pips for various assets except cryptos. For example, on our website, you can learn how to calculate pips on gold or how to count pips on silver.

Crypto Pips Calculator

How to Calculate Pips in Crypto?

To calculate pips on crypto, you must remember that a 0.01 difference in price is one pip. So, if crypto rises from 34.01 to 34.02, it is one pip. If the bitcoin price gains from 19000.94 to 19000.95, there is one pip difference on BTCUSD (bitcoin).


  • If we trade one lot size of BTCUSD in MT4, one pip is $0.1.
  • If we trade one mini lot size of BTCUSD in MT4, one pip is $0.01.
  • If we trade one micro lot size of BTCUSD in MT4, one pip is $0.001.

I will show one experiment – I will open three orders with different position sizes:

bitcoin calculate pips

Now I will show how we can calculate pips on Bitcoin example:

how to calculate bitcoin pips

  • One micro lot: 21296.57-21348.58= -520 pips. So if the price declines 520 pips for lot size one micro lot loss is -$0.52
  • One mini lot: 21296.57-21344.98= -484 pips – So if the price falls 484 pips for lot size, one mini lot loss is -$4.84
  • One lot: 21296.57-21346.53 = -499.6 pips – So if the price declines 499.6 pips and your lot size one lot loss is -$49.96


The same thing is if we calculate pips on Ethereum:

ethereum how to calculate pips

Finally, the best way is always to try to trade on a demo account to check position sizes. Some brokers can increase pips value and the number of dollars so it can be ten times bigger risk. Currently, more than 95% of all trades in the crypto market are on Bitcoin and Ethereum, which is the most considerable volume and best liquidity.

Please read our article on how to sell Pi coins.



Igor has been a trader since 2007. Currently, Igor works for several prop trading companies. He is an expert in financial niche, long-term trading, and weekly technical levels. The primary field of Igor's research is the application of machine learning in algorithmic trading. Education: Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in machine learning. Igor regularly publishes trading-related videos on the Fxigor Youtube channel. To contact Igor write on:

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