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4 Steps To Start Trading Cryptocurrency

Crypto trading involves buying and selling digital coins on a crypto exchange to make a profit. Trading can also be done through CFDs, where you speculate on digital asset price movements without owning them. Although crypto trading might seem daunting at first, the process is straightforward. Discussed below are x steps to start trading crypto.

Choose a crypto exchange and open an account

The rise in cryptocurrency popularity has increased the number of cryptocurrency exchanges, providing multiple options that make it difficult for investors to pick the best. Settling for the right crypto platform ensures a seamless and secure trading experience. When looking for a crypto exchange, consider the following:

  • Security: The best exchange should have robust security measures like encryption protocols, cold storage wallets, and multi-factor authentication. Ensure the exchange complies with the relevant regulatory principles
  • Support crypto assets: The exchange you opt for should support the digital coins you intend to trade
  • Reputation: Looking at the platform's security breach history, reading reviews, and checking community feedback can give you an idea of the exchange's reputation
  • Trading tools: If you have particular trading requirements, ensure your exchange provides the tools necessary for promoting your trading strategy
  • Liquidity: Opt for an exchange with excellent liquidity to ensure prompt execution of orders at fair prices
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Once you find a crypto exchange that meets your criteria, open an account.

Fund your account

Upon setting up your account, deposit money in it to trade. Before funding the account, consider the payment methods your crypto exchange supports. Crypto exchanges have different payment options, so settle for the one that suits you best. These methods may include:

  • E-wallets: Many exchanges may support popular digital wallets like PayPal
  • Debit or credit card: Most platforms accept debit and credit card payments. While this option is convenient for many users, the transaction fees may be higher than other methods
  • Bank transfer: You can transfer money from your bank account directly to your crypto account

Once you pick a preferred payment method, deposit funds into your crypto trading account.

Pick a crypto to trade

To successfully trade crypto, you must choose the right coins. Whether you wish to buy Bitcoin or any other token, several factors must be considered to determine whether it's the right one. If you're a beginner, the best crypto assets should have high market capitalization and trading volumes. Other factors to consider include liquidity, past price performances, use cases, and security.

Choose a trading strategy and start trading

A trading strategy is a systematic approach to purchasing and selling crypto assets. It helps you make informed decisions as a trader depending on risk tolerance, market analysis, and particular investment goals. Some of the crypto trading strategies to consider include:

  • Swing trading: It involves holding positions for weeks or days to find established trends with the aim of capitalizing on price movements
  • Buy and hold: It entails purchasing and holding digital coins until their prices rise so you can sell
  • Scalping: It's a short-term technique that involves executing several small trades all through the day to make minor profits from every trade by taking advantage of the small price movements
  • Arbitrage: It entails taking advantage of price inconsistencies of the same cryptocurrency on various exchanges. You can simultaneously purchase low on one platform and sell high on another

Once you find a suitable strategy, start trading. You can opt for automated or active trading.


Crypto trading isn't as difficult as most people assume. Learn how to trade crypto and follow these steps to start trading cryptocurrency.

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