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Jan 10, 2022

How to Start Investing in Bitcoin

 

Bitcoin is beginning to enter the popular consciousness in a big way – financial publications, traditional news sites, discussion boards, and others are giving increasing coverage to the latest in cryptocurrency. With so many terms and varieties flying around, it is difficult to know how to start investing. Lucky for you, we’ve created an easy-to-use guide for investing in bitcoin!

Buy Some Bitcoin

There are a surprising number of cryptocurrencies in existence, with more being popping up all the time. A beginning investor interested in purchasing two of the most recognizable cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) – might consider opening an account on Coinbase or Coinhouse. These are two of the most prominent, secure services to buy coins, and will allow customers to purchase with euros or US dollars.

Coinbase requires ID verification to create an account, which can take a few days or even weeks, but it allows users to instantly buy coins in limited amounts (around €750), with a four percent transaction fee. They offer insurance protection for digital currency stored on their servers (though they store the vast majority of currency offline), and have a recurring buy feature for scheduling purchases. Customers can purchase larger amounts via wire transfer, but coin delivery takes upwards of one week.

Coinhouse lets customers instantly purchase larger amounts, via credit card – useful in a climate of ever-rising prices. Their transaction fee, however, is six to ten percent, depending upon volume and payment method. They require multiple ID checks and limit customers to between €200 to €5000 in purchases per day upon initial verification “depending on the type and quality of the documents provided”. 

Additional services exist to securely purchase coins with a credit card – Kraken, Gemini, Bitstamp, and CoinMama are some of the most popular options.

Buy Additional Coin Varieties

Bitcoin and Ethereum are the most popular cryptocurrencies, but some investors crave higher stakes. Coin exchanges like Bittrex and Binance offer places to trade bitcoin and ether, though some people have found Bittrex to be unreliable (in fairness, the instance linked to here was ultimately resolved). Both exchanges work similarly – deposit coins in your account, and exchange this amount against other promising coins, like Dash, Litecoin, Ubiq, and more (Bittrex supports over 190 different cryptocurrencies). Each service emphasizes confidentiality and proper compliance, as well as strong security measures for traders.

Track your Investments

Blockfolio is a useful app for keeping track of your crypto portfolio. It offers several handy tools in one platform – the ability to track coins across several markets, alerts on different markets, and the option to create personalized alerts (for example, notifying users if rates go down so they can purchase more of a particular coin). Blockfolio’s news reader keeps traders informed, with up-to-date information from multiple popular crypto news sources, and their charts and market details give plenty of detailed information in a single place.

Store Your Coins

Storing coins on websites is not recommended – sites are susceptible to hackers and other external factors, and despite most touting extensive security measures, it is not necessarily worth the risk. Digital wallets are more secure, with paper wallets being the best-protected storage method. MyEtherWallet and BitcoinPaperWallet offer tools to create your own wallets, but do not lose your password under any circumstances – you will not be able to recover your wallet without it! You can store encrypted files on computers and hard drives (an offline computer is best, for maximum security), and it is useful to write pertinent information down on a piece of paper to store in multiple places as well. Be advised that some less-popular coins do not have proper wallet storage and will require transfer fees to trade – in these instances, it may be worth the risk to store on an exchange like Bittrex or Binance.

Know What to Buy

Multiple resources exist to help you avoid rookie investing mistakes. CoinMarketCap is useful for tracking market cap, which is a better indicator of a coin’s trajectory than price – the larger a coin’s market cap relative to similar coins, the greater the likelihood that its price will go down. YouTube channels like DataDash, CryptoBobby, Coinmastery, and IvanOnTech update experienced traders and neophytes alike, while Twitter accounts from major traders and crypto gurus like Ian Balina and John McAfee (plus news aggregator sites, like CoinMonsta) also keep investors informed. It is exceedingly important to learn as much as possible about various cryptocurrencies before investing, and equally important to stay up-to-date – markets can be volatile, and having the most information possible allows investors to insulate themselves from risk as much as possible.

Tickeron has also developed a Pattern Search Engine that can help technical traders track pattern formations for various cryptocurrencies. The search engine is powered by Artificial Intelligence, and not only scans charts for patterns and trends but also provides investors with trade ideas and target prices based on hard data and statistics.

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Related Ticker: BTC.X

BTC.X in upward trend: price rose above 50-day moving average on July 15, 2024

BTC.X moved above its 50-day moving average on July 15, 2024 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend. In of 41 similar past instances, the stock price increased further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Price Prediction Chart

Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

The RSI Indicator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where BTC.X's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 29 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on July 14, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on BTC.X as a result. In of 140 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for BTC.X just turned positive on July 12, 2024. Looking at past instances where BTC.X's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 59 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where BTC.X advanced for three days, in of 427 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Bearish Trend Analysis

The Stochastic Oscillator has been in the overbought zone for 1 day. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.

The 10-day moving average for BTC.X crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on June 20, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 18 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where BTC.X declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

BTC.X broke above its upper Bollinger Band on July 15, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.

The Aroon Indicator for BTC.X entered a downward trend on July 12, 2024. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

Tickeron has a positive outlook on this ticker and predicts a further increase by more than 14.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 53%.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the group is 1.28T. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 1.28T to 1.28T. BTC.X holds the highest valuation in this group at 1.28T. The lowest valued company is BTC.X at 1.28T.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the group was 14%. For the same group, the average monthly price growth was -2%, and the average quarterly price growth was 52%. BTC.X experienced the highest price growth at 14%, while BTC.X experienced the biggest fall at 14%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the group was -4%. For the same stocks of the group, the average monthly volume growth was 170% and the average quarterly volume growth was 83%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating:
P/E Growth Rating:
Price Growth Rating:
SMR Rating:
Profit Risk Rating:
Seasonality Score: (-100 ... +100)
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