But the country’s government has been moving toward greater regulation of digital currencies in recent weeks, introducing a new law in late December that gives authorities the power to shut down bitcoin exchanges.
I gradually traded my way up to 5.5 Bitcoin (worth over $5000 at the time) in less than a month or two. This isn’t to suggest that trading is something that’s easy or effortless. Losing money is an inevitable part of trading and investing, but you can certainly minimize risk and loses with the right strategies. The reality is that if trading were an easy, risk free way to make money, everyone would be a trader. However, if you’re a strategically minded person, patient, and able to research and analyze market trends, you’ll enjoy trading cryptocurrency.
There are many groups on Facebook where you can find likeminded folks who will happily talk crypto all day but the problem is that 99% of these groups are filled with people who have only a very basic understanding of cryptocurrency and the knowledge available here is not particularly strong. I have recently left almost every single group on Facebook as, in my opinion, they are largely filled with FUD.
Have you heard about ICOs? Don’t worry if you haven’t. ICOs simply stand for Initial Coins Offer. It is the latest craze in the crypto world and it is enriching a lot of investors. They are more viable and trusted than those too-good-to-be-real HYIPs (High Yield Investment Programs) that promise you heaven on earth and eventually disappear with your money.
Once you’ve bought and sold a few bitcoin on Coinbase, you should graduate to the big leagues. Coinbase’s more advanced trading platform is called the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX). It uses the same login and password as Coinbase, and you can transfer currency between the two platforms, which is really convenient. The GDAX features a pretty interface with real-time pricing data, order book, charting tools, trade history, and a simple buy/sell order process so you can at least pretend to be a pro.
Take this into account when holding Alts for the medium and long term, and of course choose them carefully. What kind of Alts are recommended for the long term? Remember, this is only when there is a reason for making a trade. The projects/coins that have a higher daily trading volume and which have a widespread community behind them, with continuous development, are here to stay with us:
But as a price goes down it also can go up tremendously. This creates thou the fear of a bubble which will make the price eventually crash. People that cashed out before a crash are the lucky or well, educated ones and make enormous amounts of money.
Demand for the product was clear, though. 100,000 of Robinhood’s users were regularly seaching for crypto pricing and trading in its app, and 95% of those surveyed said they’d invest in cryptos if the product supported it. Robinhood even had to send a cease-and-desist to “Cobinhood”, a competing crypto trading app that cribbed its name and raised $10 million in an ICO.
You could end up losing money too. It’s not easy, and its not reliable. Putting too much into a cryptocurrency that flash crashes could make you broke. Making a mistake or getting hacked could do so as well. You might also get upset if you miss a trend such as BTC going up in value right after you trade for something else.
Isn’t there something out there in place to protect my potentially fake investment? Truth be told, you are sort of out of luck. You see, most of these ICO coin tokens are designed in a way that marks them as ‘software presale tokens.’ So essentially, your ICO coins are no different than a video game token that you bought before it launched. The main reason many developers choose to address their new currency in such a way is to avoid paying all the expenses that come alongside legal sales. In a similar matter, a developer of a newfound cryptocurrency might choose to say that his or her investors are ‘donating’ coins to their cause and what not. So while this is completely acceptable and falls under the same reasoning for why Bitcoin was invented in the first place, to decentralize and stop all the crazy fees that go into making these investments happen, it’s still relatively questionable.
Cryptocurrency is more than just a bunch of digital numbers that people have decided to use as money. The technology that was brought forth by Bitcoin is essentially a decentralized public ledger system, known as the Blockchain. This cryptographic Blockchain technology is what makes Bitcoin, Litecoin, Darkcoin, and other Bitcoin-alternatives a “cryptocurrency.”
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 other upside to such a trend is that while centralized exchanges are relatively easy to use, they also act as a kind of dark pool in that you never really know who the counterpart to your trade is and whether or not someone is front-running your order or manipulating prices. A downside is that the burden of security gets put back onto the customer, and for sure hackers will start chasing individual wallets to get at the loot.
This is what I am looking for short term. An other view doesn’t make sense for me right now. But I will only enter in a clear up-trend, because of the low volume and risky situation. Also I am watching for divergence in the daily chart. If there isn’t one, then it would mean we will go down very far. But let’s see. I wait for clear signs and it will be exciting …
In addition, in its official blog post, Korbit also said on Jan. 19 that the existing fund deposit method will be terminated and replaced this month. It added that users “must have a Shinhan Bank account registered under your legal name.”
It’s not unsurprising you are having issues with Coinbase, as you say their customer service is non-existent. I don’t see why you cannot open an account because you have moved to New Mexico. I know the New Mexico regulation and Licensing Department recently put out a press release warning people about cryptocurrencies but haven’t banned it as far as I’m aware. Kraken should give you access in the US, as well as Poloniex.