After going over the three ways to trade Bitcoin, we will extend our exploration into the pros and cons of each way, and then provide a bottom line for each category and an overall summary further below.
Price has come down sharply to the floor of the Cloud and has hit the Weekly S2 and the 50% fib of the recent upswing. There is also Hidden Bullish Divergence between current levels and the Feb 6 low, even though the current move hasn’t bottomed out just yet. The whole process of shifting trend on the daily timeframe takes time and I think that is what we are …
Consider the situation now. What will be the source of your special insight into crypto prices and trends? The web is now ubiquitous and there seem to be no particularly arcane sources of info. (One exception though: listen to fresh cryptocurrency podcasts and immediately buy anything that’s mentioned (not investment advice, just a theoretical proposal). Another exception: actually understand the technology, and judge what is sound rather than hyped.).
We see the cryptotrading as a great opportunity to make good money. Many coins quadruple their value in less than a week. Though you always need to be cautious, because there are lots of fake coins, pump & dumps, schemes and ponzis.
A popular site for buying bitcoin or ether from those far-out tricky countries that are not accepted by the larger exchanges. Note that users cannot sell back to the site – only buy. There’s much more detail in my inspection of Coinmama which I encourage you to read.
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) powered by the Ethereum blockchain platform are the hottest thing going right now, but are they secure, On July 24, 2017, the second Ethereum ICO hack in a week hit the news, as digital wallet firm Veritaseum disclosed to Bleeping Computer that a hacker stole…
The benefit of a USD wallet on Coinbase is that you can put money in that and then buy coins instantly from the wallet. If you try to buy directly with your bank account, the transaction can take about a week. A credit card doesn’t have this problem, but limits are usually lower on a credit card. TIP: I almost always deposit USD in my wallet as opposed to buying coins directly from Coinbase via my bank account when using Coinbase to buy (I do this on-the-go sometimes). You can also wire money if you need the funds to be in the wallet faster. On that note, I almost always then use GDAX to buy/sell coins when I’m on a desktop (then use Coinbase as my wallet and mobile app).
You can place a limit order to buy or sell cryptocurrencies for any USD amount (above $0.10 USD for BTC, and above $0.01 USD ETH), or in any fractional amount of a cryptocurrency (above 0.00001 BTC, or 0.001 ETH).
With many coins increasing thousands of percent in value over months, this is a valid and profitable strategy. When buying to HODL, it always pays to do your due diligence; you should know your chosen coin inside and out if you are to make a safe and profitable long-term investment.
Bitfinex’s high volume is key for traders as it ensures a low spread. More than 5.77 million bitcoins traded through it from April 2017 to October 2017 alone, which is double the volume of Kraken (3.6M BTC) and Coinbase (3.06M BTC). For newcomers, the complicated interface makes costly mistakes more probable while the lack of fiat funding options makes it impossible to use regular money to buy cryptocurrencies. However, experienced crypto traders will find everything they need at Bitfinex.
If you anticipate a particular price shift, trading on margin will enable you to borrow money to increase your potential profit if your prediction materialises. Exchanges have different margin requirements and offer varying rates, so doing your homework first is advisable. Bitfinex and Huobi are two of the more popular margin platforms.
The reason you do this is because eventually you will go through a losing streak of trades, it will happen. If you are using a large portion of your bankroll, you will be losing leverage as well which you will need to get back your losses. What that means is you need even larger returns just to break even. So every losing streak needs to have an astonishing winning streak right after just so you can break even. As you can see, that is not going to be the case every time and eventually you lose too much and you don’t have the money needed to get back to even.
I believe that the window to enter cryptocurrency trading in rapidly closing – soon, most of the bluechip coins will be extremely expensive and unable to double in value as easily as they can right now.
How is an ICO able to make you rich within a short time? The process is quite simple. Take for instance, a company that sells a token at $0.00005/token in an ICO and raises a few million dollars in the process.
One advice I’d give beginner traders is to avoid falling for ICOs, or Initial Coin Offerings, in the short term and stick with the more established currencies like Bitcoin, Eurotheum and Litecoin. According to MarketWatch, an ICO is “a fundraising means in which a company attracts investors looking for the next big crypto score by releasing its own digital currency in exchange.” The ICO is similar to a initial public offering (IPO), but with a crypto twist and (as of now) no regulatory hoops to jump through.
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