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09 Sep 2019
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Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners

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Written by OspreyFX News Team

What is cryptocurrency?

In simple terms, cryptocurrency is a digital method of carrying out financial transactions. In other words, it is another form of currency using blockchain technology.

Why did cryptocurrency explode onto the scene though? Its main advantage is that it is completely independent and is not regulated or controlled by a central authority. This decentralized nature of the blockchain technology lends cryptocurrency an autonomous dimension given no government can control or interfere, as opposed to traditional financial currencies. 

Another important advantage of cryptos is that through the use of private and public keys, transfers can be sent directly between two parties. What’s more? Such transfers can be done very cheaply with minimal processing fees, giving them a much bigger advantage when compared with traditional financial institutions. 

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How does Crypto trading work?

Rather than trading on a cryptocurrency exchange and having to open a digital wallet to store actual coins. When you trade cryptocurrencies with ETX you’ll be speculating on market movement with a spread betting or CFD trading account.  

This has a number of benefits over directly buying a particular cryptocurrency. You won’t need a digital wallet. This means that you won’t be exposed to potential network hacks. This is because you’re speculating on price movement rather than owning the underlying asset. This also means that you can go both long and short on cryptos. 

Remember, cryptocurrency markets are some of the world’s most volatile markets, with big price swings very common. When you trade cryptocurrencies, you can use all of the same smart risk management tools you can use on more established markets. Cryptocurrency trading could be for you if you have a good understanding of the market and a strong trading strategy that relies on astute evaluations of potential risk. 

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Start trading crypto now!

So now you have all the information on this topic and what’s the next step. Obviously, you should now start trading cryptocurrency, but remember to be careful and use only small amounts at first. As always do your research and follow the news cycle, to know what’s going on in the crypto world.