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Planning on joining the crypto revolution? What does it take to be a successful trader?

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The potential rewards that can result from successful crypto trading have led to a whole new type of trader entering the fray. Amateur and hobby traders have always been part of the market, but till recently, they constituted an insignificant minority. Yet a combination of new online trading tools becoming available and Bitcoin hitting the headlines for its meteoric rise in value a couple of years ago led to the world and his wife wanting a slice of the pie.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, and inevitably, many got their fingers burnt and withdrew a little wiser, and often a lot poorer. That’s not due to any inherent fault on the part of the markets – we all know they can go down as well as up. It’s simply a case of inexperienced traders making poor decisions.

As with anything in this world, doing a successful job demands the right tools. Here, we take a look at what an amateur trader needs at his or her disposal in order to hit the ground running and avoid those early mistakes that can be so costly. We will also look at one particular provider, eToro, which has recently entered the US market and seeks to provide a one-stop-shop that delivers everything you will need. 

Information

Crypto trading is all about decision-making and timing. In order to know when to make what trade, you need information and plenty of it. Of course, information is one thing that is in plentiful supply in the digital age, so you need to be selective in your sources, or you could disappear forever down the rabbit hole. Typically, traders look at the following types of information sources:

  • There are plenty of blogs that have the latest news, including, of course, Global Coin Report.
  • Other famous publications such as CryptoWatch and Icostats are valuable resources if you want to explore specific areas, such as new ICOs. 

So how does eToro stack up against news sources like these? In an area where there is so much information, it’s easy to get bogged down and sidetracked, so eToro’s newsfeed is a very useful resource. The ticker-style feed supplies the latest information and cuts through the chatter.

Analysis

Having information laid out in front of you is one thing. Knowing what to make of it is another matter. There are dozens of apps out there, both for desktop and mobile that offer different types of functionality:

  1. A range of charts and indicators 
  2. Analytical tools that allow traders to make the most of this information
  3. The ability to trade on the go from your mobile device
  4. News and editorial content 
  5. “Dummy” or practice accounts for beginners

Some are free and others you have to pay for. It really comes down to choosing the one with the specific tools that you want to use and an interface with which you are comfortable. 

eToro checks all the boxes here. It’s one of the most popular and highly ranked trading apps in Europe and has already started to capture a significant share of the US market since its introduction. Its pro charts offer all the analytical tools you might need in order to extrapolate likely future trends from past patterns. 

A little advice

Successful traders use the above two forms of information, combine them together and add their own experience and gut instincts to make their decisions. Now that is something that no novice trader is going to be able to pick up instantly, however much research they do. 

This is where the eToro app really comes into its own, with its social trading functionality. Essentially, this provides a forum in which traders can discuss strategies, exchange ideas and learn from one another. It’s even possible for experienced traders to mentor beginners, by letting them see their trading activities and follow them.

Known as copytrading, full functionality has yet to be rolled out in the US, but the platform already has a thriving Popular Investor Program that rewards top traders with bonuses for attracting followers on the platform. This kind of system benefits everyone and has led to one of the most successful virtual trading communities around.

Of course, there are other communities out there too, in the worlds of Facebook, Reddit, Linkedin and so on. These are certainly worth monitoring and can be useful places to exchange ideas, especially when you look to specialist crypto platforms such as Bitcointalk. Ultimately, knowledge is power, and the more information sources that are used, the better informed the trader is going to be to make shrewd decisions at the right time It is well worth registering with all of these communities and logging on regularly.

Good luck and go-ahead

Of course, there are other practicalities you will need to put in place, such as choosing a Bitcoin wallet and getting together an initial bankroll to start your trading in earnest. But the above three areas are the core considerations and the areas in which new traders are most likely to stumble.

There are numerous tools available online that will help you along. Some are simply platforms for trading, others focus on coaching tips for beginners, while still more offer an exhaustive list of tools and charts. The options can be a little bewildering, which is why an app like the one put forward by eToro, which offers a one-stop-shop covering all of the above, makes a lot of sense, particularly to those who are just finding their feet.

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Win a Zero Gravity Experience and €50,000 in BitStarz Space Level Up Adventure!

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In a galaxy far, far away, there was an online casino like no other. Giving players a chance to win epic trips around the galaxy, tons of cash, the latest tech and, of course, cozy space adventure gear. To kick off the new year, BitStarz Casino is proud to announce the launch of its latest rocket-fuelled promotion Space Level Up Adventure!

There is an incredible Zero Gravity experience in the heart of the good ol’ USA up for grabs, with €50,000 in individual prize pools, tons of super cool BitStarz merchandise, and even the latest MacBook Pro.

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The first player to rocket to Level 40 will win tickets for two all the way to the United States. Once you’re in the US, you will be whisked away by a private chauffeur to your luxurious hotel to…

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Stake.com integrate Tron – billions of bets expected in 2020

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Well on their way to 13 billion bets, Stake has fast become the world’s biggest crypto casino since their 2017 launch. 

Tron is the newest addition to their platform, which is already catching the eye of the market through their brilliance in simplicity, as well as their newest sports product. 

With 13 billion bets already across their casino and sports platforms, there is potential forStake to take over one billion bets with Tron within the next 12 months. 

Implementing Tron was a no-brainer to go alongside the goal to incorporate a more efficient coin into their platform. 

With a transaction fee of almost zero and the ability to process 2000 transactions per second, the effectiveness and efficiency of this network is something that has attracted major players in the industry; none bigger than Stake. 

A unique part of the network, Tron has its own extension on the web – TronLink. Recommended and backed by the TRON Foundation, the recent extension sees the independent currency partner with the first and most popular Tron wallet. 

No longer solely a casino, Stake has begun to revolutionise the crypto sports betting landscape through their design and in-site atmosphere. 

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Crypto 101: Is Investing in a Cryptocurrency Worth It?

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Investing in something new can be a hard decision, especially when you’re dealing with money you’ve saved up or earned from previous investments. If you’re on your way towards financial independence, or if you want to grow your assets and your portfolio, you’ll likely want to know everything there is to know about a potential investment before you move your money. The same process can be applied to cryptocurrency, which a lot of people tout as something with huge potential in the market in the near future. And considering its performance in the market today, people may be interested in finding out just what all the fuss is about. If you want to get to know cryptocurrency on a basic level, this article is for you.

What is Cryptocurrency?

Before you think about investing in a cryptocurrency, it might help to learn what a crypto is and how it can affect you as both a consumer and an investor. In essence, a cryptocurrency is a cryptographically-secure digital currency. It’s a virtual asset built from blockchain technology, which makes it decentralized, gamified, and most importantly anonymous. Theoretically, crypto can’t be controlled by a singular entity or government because of its nature. As a kind of blockchain, cryptocurrencies have three (3) major components, all of which are its major competitive points in the market:

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