Register and Trade on iCE3X

If you are based in South Africa and want to buy bitcoin but are not sure how or where to start, then this guide is for you. iCE3X is a South African – based exchange that allows users to trade Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and a variety of other altcoins.

Want to buy Bitcoin or Litecoin in South Africa?

Now you can trade Litecoin and Bitcoin for Rand, using your South African bank account.

Sign up now to be a part of the fastest growing technology of all time.

A quick video on how to get started with iCE3X Bitcoin & Litecoin Exchange

In addition to this, we have a few more cryptocurrency videos.

Register, deposit and trade on iCE3X

ICE³X is a secure exchange platform where you can buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin in South African Rand as well as trade Ethereum for Bitcoin.

Buying cryptocurrency on our exchange is a very simple process. In only a few steps, you can begin trading your crypto assets in no time! To start, here’s what you will need to do:

  1. Go to and create an account for free. After you enter your email and password, you will receive a verification email. Once you’ve done this, log into your email account and open the email then click verify.
  2. Next, Log into your new iCE3X account, then go to the ‘Account’ tab and click it. After this, you will be in a new landing screen where you are given the option to deposit (this option is in a blue box). After clicking deposit, you will be prompted to use your internet banking account to make a bank transfer to your iCE3X trading account. During this bank transfer, be sure to include your iCE3X account number in the referral. This will then credit your account with the funds you’ve purchased in 1-3 working days.


  1. After your account has received the funds you purchased, you will be able to execute trades. To do this, go to the balance in your wallet that you intend to trade on the iCE3X market. Click on the trading in the menu, an option to either buy bitcoin, Litecoin or ether will show up. Now that you’re on the trading menu, enter the volume of bitcoin you wish to purchase and how much Rand you are willing to spend on it. If you’re unsure how much money you’re willing to spend, we have a Bitcoin to Rand calculator to help you.
  2. Next, Click the buy tab to execute your order. This may take some time as finding a seller that fits your buy order may be difficult. To counteract this, make realistic buy orders in order to get quicker executions in this scenario.
  3. After this, your bitcoin assets will appear in your iCE3x account wallet.

Quick facts about iCE3X

  • Website:
  • Deposit Cryptocurrency: Free
  • Deposit Rand: Free
  • Minimum Withdrawal ZAR: R10
  • Send Cryptocurrency: Dynamic fee
  • Trading fees: 0.25 to 1% trading fees – Dynamic based on 30-day trading volume
  • Know Your Customer: FICA, Proof of ID/residence
  • Security: 2 Factor Authentication (Google Authenticator), Secure digital certificate
  • Developer API: Yes

Affiliate program

Here at iCE3X, we provide a generous affiliate program. In short, All users that sign up to our exchange will be given an affiliate link they are able to share with people. In light of this, an affiliate link is unique to each user, allowing them to earn commission from any users that used that link to sign up to iCE3X and trade on the exchange.

There are 3 levels of affiliate commissions you can receive for new users that signed up via your affiliate link. Level 1 is 25% commission, level 2 is 10% and level 3 is 5%.

At Level 1, 25% commission is rewarded when someone signs up and trades after using your affiliate link. Next, we have level 2 commissions, these will net you 10% of each trade from customers that were referred by the people who initially signed up via your affiliate link. Finally, we have level 3 commissions. This level will give you 5% if that second level customer refers someone via their own affiliate link and they begin trading.

Commission payments happen instantly. Thus, as soon as new customers make a trade on our exchange, you will receive payment.

With this in mind,  ‘introducing’ a user to our exchange, will instantly earn you a percentage of every trade that user makes indefinitely. All things considered, you can read more about the affiliate program.

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Disclaimer Notice:

This article is intended to educate and should in no way be seen as investment advice or an enticement to use the platform. Bitcoin is highly volatile with big profit opportunities but you should also remember that you could lose part or all of your investment whenever you take part in any high risk investment. Bitcoin trading is not a regulated industry in South Africa, which in itself carries additional risks. IF YOU ARE NOT AN ASTUTE BITCOIN TRADER, SEEK INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENTS.