Unlike fiat money, Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies have no central bank that controls them which means that cryptocurrencies can be sent directly from user to user without any credit cards or banks acting as the intermediary. The major advantage of cryptocurrencies is that you can’t print them like central banks do to create fiat money.
For longterm investors who are willing to actively safeguard their Bitcoin, owning the underlying is clearly the way to go, but prudent steps must be taken to mitigate the risk of Bitcoin theft and/or loss of private keys (i.e., diversifying holdings across wallet/storage types, using two-factor authentication and strong pass phrases).
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:
Fees, fees, fees: Multiple trade actions = More fees. It’s always advisable to post the command (maker) and not to buy from the order book (taker). In Poloniex exchange, the difference is 0.1% in favor of the maker. That’s quite a bit.
The motivation for the investors is that the token will be traded from day one on the exchanges and would yield a nice profit to the ICO participants. In recent years, there have been many successful ICOs, both the project itself and especially in measuring the yield for investors. Coins doubled, or tripled, their value and much more in relation to their value on the crowd sale. Augur’s preliminary crowd-sale (we reported on it previously here) yielded investors a phenomenal 1,000% for their investment. Okay, but what’s the catch here? Not all the projects benefit their investors. Many ICOs proved to be complete scams, not only were they not being traded at all but some projects disappeared with the money and we have not heard from them right up to this day.
Hey Will. Thanks for the helpful guide! I’ve just gotten into crypto and found this info extremely useful. Just a question regarding how you keep your alt coins safe. As far as I can tell, you can’t keep many of these alt coins on a Trezor hard wallet, so do you just use something like My Ether Wallet instead? Cheers mate! Here’s to a cracking 2018!!
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Hi friends! Welcome to this tainted, dorksided analysis, on Bitcoin! It’s dorksided. Let’s get it! Looking at the four hour BTC chart, you can see that we fell below the rising green trendline, and we actually pierced the top of the pink downtrend channel. This price action is obviously violating those levels, and weakening them as support. Furthermore, you can …
BitMex – BitMex is a trading platform was founded in 2014 by three experts who have significant experiences in both the traditional financial markets and in the cryptocurrency world. They apply a maker-taker trading fee structure, with even offering a 0.025% rebate as maker fee. The exchange doesn’t charge any fees for deposits or withdrawals apart from the transaction fees on the network. BitMex is one of the exchanges with the widest spectrum of trading services offered in the world with the many different order types. The interface is designed nicely, but it can be overwhelming for newbies. In most of the cases, only experienced users will manage to find their way around the website. The website is relatively fast and responsive, at it looks good on mobile platforms as well.
Bitcoin is a global currency. It is not tied to any state, and therefore it can be considered in some measure independent. Of course, it is influenced by events that occur in the world. For example, if in some country there is a depreciation of the local currency or if Greece takes another loan, then you can be sure that BTC will change its course a little. The crisis of 2013 greatly affected the cost of BTC. It was then in Cyprus (a significant offshore zone) control over bank accounts. Account holders decided to pay attention to BTC because this currency cannot be controlled;
I don’t know if it’s real but heard alot of big groups that secretly do organize pump and dumps, not sure though. But to answer your question, yes day trading is profitable in someway if you’re experience one and has the patience to do it. Day trading is not always profitable , you will encounter some of the time losses that you may want to quit in day trade. Experience alot of things from doing this, at first it was fun but in the long run it’s very tiring since I have to be updated about that certain coins i invested with and watching the market 8 – 12 hours straight or more.
DISCLAIMER: Be a big boy or girl and make your own decisions about where to put your hard earned money. I am not a financial adviser and this is not financial advice and if I really need to tell you this then it’s best to keep your money in your pocket anyway.
So is everyone chasing a golden egg laying goose and getting scammed along the way? Not really. There is great potential for making some serious profit when investing with ICOs, but the lack of regulation and security is what we are worried about. Just because the system works doesn’t mean it is working the right way. Yes, in a certain alternative way ICOs are exactly what the whole cryptocurrency world is all about, but security is something that all cryptocurrencies focus on as well. We don’t see this same concept being implemented with ICOs.