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eToro cuts crypto costs to support mass adoption

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– Spread on bitcoin cut in half so clients keep more of their gains-

eToro, the global investment platform with over ten million registered users, has announced a significant cut in spreads on cryptoassets as part of its ongoing efforts to increase awareness of the potential of crypto and blockchain more broadly. This move to cut the costs of investing in crypto will help to make it more accessible for retail investors.

With immediate effect, spreads on all cryptoassets on the eToro platform have been trimmed with the spreads on many assets, including bitcoin, cut by more than half. This move means that clients will keep more of their gains.

Yoni Assia, Co-founder and CEO of eToro commented:

“We’re committed to supporting the mass adoption of crypto. We want to make it as simple and accessible as possible for investors to buy, sell or hold crypto. Cutting costs so clients keep more of their gains is one part of this. We are also committed to raising awareness among investors of the potential offered by crypto and the blockchain technology that underpins it. This includes sponsorship, advertising, speaking at events and producing educational material.  Yes, crypto is highly volatile and not appropriate for all investors, but we also believe that for many it can have a role to play as part of a diversified long-term portfolio.”

Efforts to raise awareness of crypto include eToro’s sponsorship of seven Premier League football clubs in a deal paid with bitcoin, sponsorship of German football team Eintracht Frankfurt, and partnering with French tennis player and eToro user Gaelle Monfils.

Yoni Assia said:

“Over and over again we see headlines announcing the end of crypto, yet in reality we continue to see interest in and demand for these assets. The huge price rally at the end of 2017 brought crypto to the attention of the masses and thrust these infant tech companies into the spotlight. Since then prices have stabilised and the crypto industry has had the chance to catch its breath. It has used this opportunity to engage with and educate regulators and participants across traditional finance services as to the opportunities offered by crypto and blockchain more broadly. At eToro, we welcome appropriate regulation for crypto and believe that it will accelerate mass adoption. Crypto is here to stay. We believe that in the future all assets will be tokenised and that crypto is just the first step on this journey.”

eToro is a regulated multi-asset investment platform that has been offering investors access to cryptoassets since 2014. The platform now offers 12 cryptoassets (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Stellar, NEO, EOS, Cardano and IOTA) as well as crypto/crypto pairs and crypto/fiat pairs. eToro acts as a bridge between the old world of investing and the new, helping investors navigate and benefit from the transition of assets to the blockchain. eToro is the only place where investors can hold traditional assets such as stocks or commodities alongside ‘new’ assets such as bitcoin.

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A full list of spreads and any other fees are outlined here.

About eToro:

eToro empowers people to invest on their own terms. The platform enables people to invest in the assets they want, from cryptoassets to stocks and commodities. eToro is a global community of more than ten million registered users who share their investment strategies and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful.  Users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.

eToro is regulated in Europe by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Cryptoassets are a highly volatile, non-regulated and are not appropriate for all investors. Trading cryptoassets is not supervised by any EU regulatory framework. Your capital is at risk

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Cryptocurrency Bear Market: Four Options – Choose Wisely

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In the decade since the introduction of bitcoin, it has been a rollercoaster of a ride for cryptocurrency investors – especially after the start of the bull run late in 2017. There have been thrills and spills, and more ups than downs across the 10 years. Certainly, those who were clever – or lucky – enough to invest in the early days will be very pleased with their yield.

Much like a rollercoaster, following a steep ascent comes an exhilarating – sometimes scary – drop, and that has been the case for bitcoin and the other major cryptos in 2018.

There is talk of another bull run on the horizon, though whether it will happen is anyone’s guess. So what strategies do crypto investors employ in a bear market? Basically, you have four options – as listed below. Choose wisely.

  1. Short sell

“Shorting” is when a trader backs a certain market to decline. If their hunch is correct, then they will benefit. Arguably the most famous example of short selling happened in September 1992, when Hungarian-American investor George Soros netted approximately $1 billion after correctly predicting the British pound would drop when it was forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

Shorting is made possible through Contracts For Difference (CFDs), or derivatives, as they allow the trader to sell assets he or she doesn’t actually own. Simply put,…

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eToro and Mumsnet research reveals over half of Mums (55%) want to take control of their finances

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New research from Mumsnet and eToro busts the age-old myth that women aren’t interested in their own finances and investments.

In a new survey of 1,000 mums*, Mumsnet and eToro asked how they approach their investments. Research reveals just under half (47%) of respondents know a little or a lot about investing, while over half (55%) want to take control of their finances and invest on behalf of themselves.

The biggest drivers for mums looking to invest are to generate a long-term return (73%) and to save for their children’s future (71%). The research also reveals mums are more adventurous in their investment outlook than many would think.

When considering investment options, mums are already knowledgeable about cryptoassets. Four-fifths (4 out of 5) are familiar with the term cryptocurrency and 42% are currently invested or would consider investing in cryptoassets.

Today, 90% of female investors on eToro are invested in cryptoassets, with XRP the most popular cryptoasset. The top five cryptoassets for female investors are:

  1. XRP (56%)
  2. Bitcoin (15%)
  3. Ethererum (10%)
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What’s Wrong with Crypto?

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The purpose of this very short survey is to get your thoughts on what is holding back our industry and collectively brainstorm ideas for turning it around.

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