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What to Know About Investing in Crypto-Currency?

Most of us might have heard about cryptocurrencies. It provides a new investment avenue other than stocks, commodities, currency etc. Bitcoin is perhaps the most popular cryptocurrency. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's repeated comments about bitcoin has increased investor interest in crypto trading in general and bitcoin in particular.

Crypto trading can be rewarding and fun. It is possible to make the same amount of profit in crypto in a year that you would make in the stock market over 10 years, it is said. But higher the profit would also mean higher the risk. Therefore, study crypto trading well before investing in cryptocurrency. Here is all you need to know about crypto trading.

Understand the value of each coin

In order to safely invest in a crypto currency, you need to understand the market cap of every coin. It is the net worth of the coin outstanding in circulation and can be estimated by multiplying the outstanding coins in circulation with the current price of the coin. Some coins are less expensive and ideal for newbies. Not all coins have the potential or possibility to reach the price of bitcoin, perhaps the most popular cryptocurrency. If you want the coin to reach the price of bitcoin, it should also have the market cap of bitcoin. When you know the market cap of the coin, you will get an idea of its future performance.

Identify the use of coin you want to invest in

There is a lot of hype around crypto and everyone is talking about it but a lot of us do not understand its use. You must study the use case of the coins you want to buy. Bitcoin can replace gold as the best store of value while ether could be the next Web 3.0. Cardano aims to bank the unbanked with a low cost and quick transaction rate. Hence, when you research the coin, understand the uses and then determine the future of the coin.

Do not invest more than you what can afford to lose

This is applicable to all types of investments you choose to make. You must not invest with your next month’s rent, or you could end up homeless. The market is volatile, cannot be timed and does not care about your emotions. Understand the risk, research and only invest what you can afford to lose in case of a market crash.

Dollar-cost averaging

You can avoid the volatility of the market by entering the market periodically. The best way to do this is dollar-cost averaging. It is a strategy where you divide the total investment amount over a period of time. Thus, you can make a systematic payment of a small amount over the period. It is convenient and allows you to enter the world of cryptocurrency at regular intervals and you can beat the volatility by averaging out the costs.

Remember to diversify your crypto currency investment. Do not put all your money in one coin. Invest across different coins so if one coin loses value, the other will generate profits for you. Remember, there is more to cryptocurrency than bitcoin.

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