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).
Each exchange offers different commission rates and fee structures. As a day trader making a high volume of trades, just a marginal difference in rates can seriously cut into profits. There are three main fees to compare:
I don’t hide the fact that I’m a long-term bull on cryptos. I believe they’re a game changing technology that will ripple across the entire world, remaking every aspect of society. Like my friend Chris Dixon, I believe Bitcoin could easily be worth $100,000 a coin one day, although I’m not quite there with perennial Dennis Hopper impersonator John McAfee’s prediction of Bitcoin going to $500K a coin, at least not in the next three years. It may take a little longer. I’ve talked about why in my articles Why Everyone Missed the Most Important Invention in the Last 500 Years and Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written so I won’t rehash those reasons again.
The first digital coin introduced was Bitcoin and today it remains as the standard that all other coins compare themselves to. Following in its steps came Litecoin, so to date they stand as the top 2 highly valued coins on the market. There are several other coins also reaching a high-level market share such as Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ripple, Ethereum, Monero and NEO.
As an ardent supporter of honest hard money, it was at first difficult for me to grasp Bitcoin. If I can’t hold it in my hand, how can it be real? After hour long conversations with my friend who preordered a mining unit a year and a half before its manufacture, he had convinced me of one of the values of Bitcoin – that it is tied to real work and is finite.
The Palo Alto, California-based firm, which first gained traction by offering a free stock-trading app, said last month that it was getting into digital assets. Trading in the two largest cryptocurrencies is available to users in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. The startup aims offer the service in most U.S. states by midyear.
While stories like I Invested All My Spending Money In Ethereum (And so Did All My Friends) are funny on some level (college kids can afford to take some risks because they have a lot of life left to recover later if they lose everything) they’re also utterly terrifying on another level. What if that girl lost all her food money for the year? Not awesome.
The company says that residents of California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire can can now buy or sell bitcoin and ether using the new Robinhood Crypto platform. The service will also allow investors to track 14 other cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin cash, litecoin, XRP, ethereum classic, zcash, monero, bitcoin gold and dogecoin.
Day trading on cryptocurrency exchanges can benefit traders who are looking for gaining extra profit for the turbulent movements on the cryptocurrency markets. Because of the high volatility that can be experienced on the bitcoin and altcoin markets, day trading can be a very profitable strategy for trading with cryptocurrencies.
The word “crypto” in the phrase “cryptocurrency” is used because every single transaction involving digital currencies is completely encrypted for security purposes; this process is known as cryptography. The use of cryptography, in this case, is done for following reasons:
This is an important question to ask. Yes, putting the words trustworthy bitcoin exchange in the same sentence seems like an oxymoron, especially when remembering the shiny days of MtGox (aka Empty-Gox). While the bitcoin protocol has never been hacked, many peripheral businesses have. Perhaps the best question to ask would be: which are the least secure bitcoin exchanges. Generally, those listed here are optimum and of good standing, but please proceed with caution. Remember never to leave more btc online than you can afford to loose.
I’m happy to help. I love this forum steemit has for us. Plus we get paid a little for helping others, which is a little perk. But honestly I have never charged anyone anything to help them trade. And I have had small meetings in my community to teach new ones to trade. So I’m really looking forward to making these videos for all who are interested.
The problem is most of us are seeing a movie in our heads about life, instead of what’s actually right in front of our noses. To the degree that reality doesn’t match up with what we want to think about it, we go with what we want to think about it. For most humans giving up their belief systems is the same thing as death. They would rather die, literally, than change their mind.
When you enter the world of cryptocurrencies trading you enter a world of a lot of changes that sometimes occur in a short span. As so, it is vital to be able to talk to a representative or communicate with the broker through other means.
Metrics aside, Spencer Bogart makes great sense in this thread where he describes the regulatory risk and other risks that might bring the Ethereum house of cards down. It is possible that the SEC will rule that the ICOs are illegal sale of securities. People might go to prison. It is for these reasons that I am under-allocated.
You have made a good trade, but as always, the moment you sold your coin runs up again! First, meet this guy – Murphy’s Law. Secondly, read over what was written previously here and never enter position again under pressure. As long as there is profit – you are ok. Go on to your next trade and don’t find yourself losing it.
The decentralized and transparent nature is what makes blockchain highly secure and almost impossible to hack, because a hack to one ledger would cause a discrepancy in the entire network that will be ignored. Functionally, to hack the ledger one would have to hack all the computers on a network at the exact same time in order to change the “average”. For a currency like bitcoin, this would mean millions of computers. So the larger the network, the more stable the currency.
The next bull run seems to be around the corner and there are odds that we can see it starting by mid of March. We did some research on how we will design our portfolio for this scenario and how we would spread our funds for it. This is more our long-term investment to exploit this upcoming bull run of Bitcoin. As we have seen many good coins tanking hefty within the last weeks, we stay very conservative in this approach. There are many undervalued coins and tokens out there, but look at the amount of ICOs popping up, look at the number of new projects hitting the – the total market cap increase is not in relation to the new coins and tokens, we can’t see enough money around to see the majority increase significantly. Actually, we expect a huge wipeout of several altcoins within the next months, so we stay on the safe road with the selected projects we invest in. We also filtered out projects where the price has been artificially pumped short-term with spread fake-news about never happening partnerships. This might be cool for some quick pump-and-dump-bucks, but we suspect it the legitimacy of the project in the long-term. Let’s go shopping!
This is the simplest strategy, but a very important one. Through traffic on my blog, I can tell that interest piques when a coin’s value is rising. Oddly enough, it seems when a coin is on an upward trend, people are more anxious to buy. Then, when a correction happens and the price dips, people sell them off quickly. Almost in disgust, lol.
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).
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Zcash (ZEC) is a cryptocurrency which grew out of the Zerocoin project in 2016, aimed at giving crypto users a greater level of privacy and anonymity. Zcash payments are published on a pubic blockchain, giving users the option to hide some features of identity such as fund sender, recipient and amount.
If my mind hadn’t said “it will die pretty quick” (thought like 25-35, lol) I would’ve made a fortune…never underestimate the noob traders out there who only make their decisions based on market cap or stuff.
Report rules violations. The rules are only as good as they are enforced. Mods cannot be everywhere at once so it is up to you to report rule violations when they happen. Do not fall victim to the Bystander Effect and think someone else will report it.
If you, like me, believe that bitcoin and the entire market capitalization of cryptocurrencies will increase in value over time, then the goal is to collect as many coins as possible, getting in at the right prices, and build a strong diversified portfolio of crypto assets that you can hold.
Yes you can short btc but the volatility is intense and you get margin called easily. Also, bitcoin is heavily manipulated. Not as much as Altcoins in general but if you look closely you can see it. (25% pump right before Gov auctions off seized coins from Silkroad, hmmm)
Bitcoins have their own set of limitations that altcoins hope to solve. Some altcoins build new, useful features that Bitcoins do not offer. For example, Darkcoin is working toward creating a platform that will make the transactions completely anonymous. Whereas, some coins such as Mastercoin and CounterParty use Bitcoin’s blockchain to fully secure their own ecosystems. Likewise, every one of the available altcoins takes its unique approach to refining the concept of digital currencies.
1st thing, you should always expect that something could go wrong with a trade and therefor you always size your entry so that it wouldn’t hurt you too bad. Buy no more than 25% of your account in one position. That being said, if you learn to read charts, you will almost never have a bad trade, therefore on the rare occasion when it does turn the wrong way, you wont mind just taking the small loss and jumping into the next trade without hiccup. But yeah I will cover these topics in some videos, I’m writing a note right now, thanks for your topic suggestions. And Thank you very much for the vote!!
It’s a bubble. I don’t see i any other way. Bubbles always end, but nobody knows when (could be this week, could be next month, could be 2 months). Yes, Bitcoin will always be around. But what if it falls 95%?
The objective here is to identify mid-term trends using technical analysis. Here’s a great article outlining the finer details of swing trading strategies. Bear in mind that this method is probably just as risky as day trading.
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