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Alto CryptoIRA®

Your future, powered by cryptocurrency.

Meet the tax-free way1 to invest in crypto. With a crypto IRA, you can use your retirement savings to buy, sell, and trade 200+ coins and tokens directly through Coinbase. 

200+ Coins and Tokens

Use your IRA to buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more through our integration with Coinbase. View our full crypto list here.

Alto CryptoIRA On Mobile

With Alto CryptoIRA on mobile, you can trade on the go and benefit from the same tax-advantages and low fees you expect from Alto.

Enjoy the ability to:

  • Buy and sell more than 200+ coins and tokens on the go through Coinbase integration.
  • Search and identify available assets.
  • Check the performance of your investments anywhere.

Once you’ve funded your account, click below to download the app.

How Alto works

Create your account

1 Get started with an Alto CryptoIRA to buy and sell crypto with the tax advantages of an IRA.

Select your IRA type

2 Every IRA has a tax advantage. Choose from traditional, Roth, or SEP.

Fund your account

3 Transfer funds from an existing retirement account, or cash from a bank account.

Start investing

4 Invest in 200+ coins and tokens through Coinbase integration.

This IRA is made for crypto.

Alto connects directly with Coinbase—no LLC required—so you can buy, sell, and trade crypto using your retirement savings. With 24/7, real-time trading, $10 investment minimums, and no monthly account fees, it’s also incredibly easy to get started. We even offer a free concierge service to help walk you through setting up and funding your account.

Keep more of what you earn.

We don’t charge any account maintenance or setup fees, and will never require an account minimum. All you pay is a straightforward 1% trading fee per transaction.

Your money is secure.

Alto prioritizes industry-leading security measures. Coinbase gives you the added bonus of offline asset storage and insurance coverage.

What our crypto customers say...


Alto CryptoIRA offers $10 investment minimums, one of the largest coin selections of any crypto IRA, 24/7 real-time trading, no monthly account fees, and a completely optional (and free) concierge service to help you set up and fund your account. Not only that, because of our integration with Coinbase, you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up an LLC, creating a wallet, or choosing an exchange.

Currently, any United States resident (with the exception of anyone located in Hawaii) that is 18 years or older can open an Alto CryptoIRA.

The Alto CryptoIRA can only hold cash and investments in cryptocurrencies bought and sold through the Coinbase exchange. Out of an abundance of tax caution, we do not allow you to invest in non-crypto related assets from your Alto CryptoIRA. You may, however, open additional Alto IRA accounts to make non-crypto related investments.

‍You can roll over or transfer funds from an existing traditional, Roth, SEP, or SIMPLE IRA, as well as 401(k), or 403(b), subject to applicable legal limits.

‍You may open a traditional, Roth, or SEP IRA when setting up your Alto CryptoIRA.

‍To open your Alto CryptoIRA account, select “CryptoIRA” when presented with our product options. Prepare to invest by funding your Alto CryptoIRA and adding a credit card.

‍After funding your Alto CryptoIRA, you can invest through Alto’s platform in more than 200+ cryptocurrencies offered on the Coinbase exchange. We maintain enough liquidity in our account to accommodate daily trading volumes, and the remainder we hold in cold storage. Our team also takes care of annual tax reporting and is available to answer any questions you have. 

Undirected cash in your Alto CryptoIRA is held in FDIC-insured accounts. To the extent funds are held in cash at Coinbase, they are maintained in pooled custodial accounts at one or more banks insured by the FDIC. Digital assets held at Coinbase are maintained in a combination of hot and cold storage. 

Since our CryptoIRA is integrated with Coinbase, and Coinbase does not offer its services to customers located in Hawaii, we are unable to offer our CryptoIRA to you at this time. Want to receive an update when our CryptoIRA opens up to Hawaii residents? Get on the waitlist here.

The good news is that you can still open an Alto IRA account here and invest in cryptocurrency through our partners, like Eaglebrook.

There are 200+ cryptocurrencies we support via Coinbase.

Didn’t see what you were looking for? We frequently add to our list. Let our team know what you’d like to see at [email protected].

Important information about using an Alto CryptoIRA® for investing in cryptocurrencies on Coinbase.

Alto Solutions, Inc. (“Alto”) dba AltoIRA.com is a platform for investing in alternative assets like cryptocurrencies using self-directed IRAs.  Alto Trust Co. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alto, a state chartered trust company regulated by the Financial Institutions Division of the State of New Mexico and a “bank” as defined under the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) money service business regulations, 31 CFR 1010.100(d). Alto Trust Co. serves as a qualified IRA custodian under Section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code. Neither Alto nor Alto Trust Co. is a digital asset wallet or exchange. The Alto platform facilitates the self-directed purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies on the Coinbase exchange. All cryptocurrency transactions are settled at Coinbase and all digital assets in Alto IRAs are maintained in institutional custodial wallets at Coinbase for the benefit of AltoIRA account holders. Custody provided by Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC, New York, regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services. Coinbase holds money transmitter licenses throughout the United States. For further information see NMLS.