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How to Trade Bitcoin Options in the United States

How to Trade Bitcoin Options in the United States

Interested in trading bitcoin options through regulated marketplaces? You may soon be able to do so, after a decision the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) made in July 2017. The government agency cleared the way for digital currency trading platform operator LedgerX to become the first federally regulated U.S. […]

How to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card

How to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card

According to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, there are three million altcoin users worldwide as of May 2017. “Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have been seen by some as merely a passing fad or insignificant, but that view is increasingly at odds with the data we are observing,” said Dr. […]

Trade Bitcoin vs. Buy and Hold? How to Decide

Trade Bitcoin vs. Buy and Hold? How to Decide

In the YouTube video “Should You Trade Bitcoin or Just Buy & Hold,” altcoin entrepreneur and evangelist Chris Dunn answers the question of whether it is a better strategy to trade bitcoin or to ride out the epic valuation growth of the digital currency and hold your bitcoin. With speculation that […]

Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated 2017)

Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated 2017)

Elliott Smith is a British citizen. Upon returning home from a vacation in Cuba, he learned that his Coinbase account was closed. Coinbase, an American company, was acting in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury requirements regarding the use of American-hosted funds in a sanctioned country. Smith’s case represents the […]

How to Use Price Alerts for Bitcoin Investing

How to Use Price Alerts for Bitcoin Investing

There are many different ways to manage potential losses, but one of the best ways is through price alerts. You can receive these alerts, which notify you when bitcoin prices reach a certain level, through several mediums including email, SMS, and push notifications.  Some exchanges, including GDAX and Kraken, offer […]

How to Make Money by Lending Bitcoin

How to Make Money by Lending Bitcoin

Interested in a low-risk way to make money? By lending bitcoin to margin traders, you may be able to generate a steady stream of passive income. In exchange for the opportunity to trade using your funds, investors will pay you interest. To get started, you will need to familiarize yourself […]

Dollar Cost Averaging: The Smart Way to Invest in Bitcoin

Dollar Cost Averaging: The Smart Way to Invest in Bitcoin

We’ve all heard the saying “Buy low, sell high.” While this certainly sounds appealing, pulling it off can be easier said than done. To overcome this challenge, you could rely on the latest news, government data, or even sophisticated technical indicators to buy and sell at the right time…or not. […]

What is Bitcoin Arbitrage?

What is Bitcoin Arbitrage?

Financial investing comes with a wide range of strategies you can employ to generate a profit. That is also the case with trading bitcoin. In this article, we discuss bitcoin arbitrage and whether or not this strategy is a smart way to invest in bitcoin. What is Arbitrage?  In financial […]

Bitcoin Regulation by State (Updated 2018)

Bitcoin Regulation by State (Updated 2018)

Since the last time we updated this guide on bitcoin and altcoin legality by state, many of the states have moved to define their stance on altcoins. While some are legitimately concerned about money laundering and crime reduction, the vast majority of the states are seeking to define how they […]

ICO vs. IPO: What’s the Difference?

ICO vs. IPO: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between an initial coin offering (ICO) and an initial public offering (IPO)? Quite a lot, it turns out. While both ICOs and IPOs are public sales, they involve different assets, and holding them involves completely distinct processes. (See our current list of Upcoming ICOs here.) What […]