If you’ve already got a strategy works, then a cryptocurrency trading robot may be worth considering. Once you’ve programmed your strategy, the bot will get to work, automatically executing trades when the pre-determined criteria are met. There are two benefits to this.
My original strategy was one of believing in the tech, the market and therefore the growth of my portfolio, also being aware that this bull market is a gift. I owned stable, growing crypto alongside small punts. I had no idea Ripple would fly for my first big gain, similar with Digibyte and Bitshares.
Since many of the uses are still in the shadow it is perceived as a way to stay under the radar for less kosher deals, it needs to become a legit means of payment for everyday life and business to succeed.
The cryptocurrency market is insanely volatile in 2018. You can make a fortune in a moment and lose it in the next whether you trade Bitcoin, another coin, or the GBTC Bitcoin trust. Consider mitigating risks, hedging, and not “going long” with all your investable funds. TIP: If you trade only the top coins by market cap (that is coins like Bitcoin Ethereum), or GBTC, then the chances of losing everything overnight are slim (not impossible, but slim). Other cryptocurrencies are riskier (but can offer quick gains on a good day).
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There are alternatives out there though. A friend of mine who is well connected in the crypto space, Derrick, has teamed up with the legendary Diggy Dirk and created a platform for newbie cryptocurrency traders and enthusiasts – Keys To Freedom.
It requires too much time, and I want to work the minimum amount each day, my trading time is less than an hour a day. Yes I now write about crypto but writing is a pleasure, it is one of the things I have always wanted to do. It is using my time for what I want. Just check how often I Tweet compared to the day trading experts. A few a day because I am busy doing other things than looking at the market.
Then as I sit here and write this on September 3rd, 2017, the Chinese government announced a few hours ago that they are banning all organizations and individuals from raising funds through Initial Coin Offering (ICO). They barred all banks and financial institutions from doing business related to ICO trading. This is significant news, although not a surprise to many people, as representatives from the People’s Bank of China and China Securities Regulatory Commission had previously criticized ICOs as an unauthorized fundraising tool that may open the door to financial scams. (I will explain ICOs in the last section).
Coinbase, for example, has an Instant Buy option but you must use a credit or debit card so the transaction can be authenticated instantly and they charge 3.99% per purchase, rather than the usual 1.49%.
When the pressure is on and your emotions are against you and you’re watching thousands of dollars vaporizing in minutes and you’re fighting with your significant other and absurdly blaming her for taking you to dinner and “causing” you to lose money (magical belief) because you weren’t watching the trading screen like a hawk, then you’ll understand.
What I wish you would understand is that the implications of Bitcoin are wide, varied and can be both wonderful and incredibly detrimental to the cost of your freedom (whether you care about it or not).