Cryptocurrency trading is one of the main sources of getting profit from cryptocurrency. This type of online trading is almost the same as stocks, currencies, or commodities trading. The main task is to buy when the price is low and to sell when it is higher (or vice versa, when you open the short position).
The biggest difference between this type of trading and other ones is the high volatility. A lot of traders, especially newcomers, want to get thousands of percent as a profit, and with Forex trading, for example, you need to wait for years to get such sums, and crypto can offer you a higher speed of getting profits.
What is Cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency is a form of payment that can be exchanged online for goods and services. Many companies have issued their own currencies, often called tokens, and these can be traded specifically for the good or service that the company provides. Think of them as you would arcade tokens or casino chips. You’ll need to exchange real currency for the cryptocurrency to access the good or service.
Cryptocurrencies work using a technology called a blockchain. Blockchain is a decentralized technology spread across many computers that manage and record transactions. Part of the appeal of this technology is its security.
Cryptocurrencies appeal to their supporters for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most popular:
Supporters see cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as the currency of the future and are racing to buy them now, presumably before they become more valuable
Some supporters like the fact that cryptocurrency removes central banks from managing the money supply since over time these banks tend to reduce the value of money via inflation
Other supporters like the technology behind cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, because it’s a decentralized processing and recording system and can be more secure than traditional payment systems
Some speculators like cryptocurrencies because they’re going up in value and have no interest in the currencies’ long-term acceptance as a way to move money