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A Beginners Guide for Investing in Cryptos

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So everybody's jumping on the cryptocurrency wagon. Most people don't even know what cryptocurrency is, and now it's become the only thing anyone seems to be talking about.So, what are cryptocurrencies? How do you mine something that you can't physically touch? What is blockchain, and why is everyone making money except you?    If that's one of the many questions you've been asking yourself lately, you've come to the right place. We'll explain exactly what you need to know about cryptocurrencies without using that fancy jargon other people use to confuse you. We're also going to tell you how you can start getting involved in making some money too.  

What Are Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum) are digital currencies that operate independently from governments or banks. These currencies completely rely on peer-to-peer cryptography and software. Ledgers or records of all transactions are kept on servers maintained worldwide. Since the creation of Bitcoin, many other cryptocurrencies have been released, but Bitcoin remains the most popular. For the purpose of this article, we'll be focusing on Bitcoin.   Initially, Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto after he was dissatisfied with the collapse of the US Investment Bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which left many Americans losing their investments, jobs, and money. Nakamoto created peer-to-peer electronic transactions designed to be completely decentralized. This meant that users wouldn't need to place their trust in any bank or authority and risk losing their investments.   

What Is Cryptography

The word cryptography is derived from the ancient Greek word 'kryptos'. It means 'hidden'. The methodology of cryptography protects information by transforming data into different encrypted formats.    For example, when you send a message over a network to someone, the message will be encrypted with complicated computer algorithms, and only you and that person will be able to view the message. A third party won't be able to decode the message's contents. They'll only be able to decode the message if they have access to the table or the grid that defines how the data in the message has been repositioned or encrypted.   What Is Bitcoin Mining This process generates all Bitcoins. It's not the normal physical activity we've come to understand, like mining for gold. You have to think a bit more out of the box here. Bitcoin mining is a decentralized digital process that rewards individuals for their services in the digital sphere.    This is the process by which Bitcoins are entered into circulation. Mining is also critical in maintaining and developing the blockchain. Individuals use highly sophisticated hardware to solve extremely complex mathematical problems. Once they solve the math problem, they get rewarded with Bitcoins.   Buying and Exchanging Bitcoins Bitcoins can be exchanged to buy and sell real-world products, and they can be used to play at an online casino in Canada. More online casinos are also starting to accept Bitcoin. You can also buy and exchange Bitcoin. Read further, and we'll tell you how.   How to Start Investing in Cryptos Before we start, you must remember one important thing. Cryptos are highly volatile. Still, most investors foresee that the value of Bitcoin will rise considerably due to the ratio of Bitcoin currently available worldwide versus the expected rise in demand for Bitcoin in 2022.   If you've decided that you still want to try your hand at crypto investing, then this is what you should do.   

  1. Choose Your Preferred Crypto Exchange

Choose an exchange to use with which you want to start investing in crypto. Create an account with the broker. The most popular crypto exchanges are:  

  • Kraken
  • Gemini
  • Binance
  • Coinbase

 

  1. Start Purchasing Your Chosen Cryptos

All of the above exchanges will enable you to purchase crypto with your bank card. Coins may be valued at hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Most exchanges will allow you to buy a fraction of a coin. Brokers will charge fees for every transaction, but it's minimal.  

  1. Keep Your Crypto in a Wallet

Your cryptocurrency will be stored in a digital wallet that holds all the codes to your crypto. You'll need this wallet for trading and to complete exchanges. Your broker will activate your wallet for you.    Final Thoughts We trust that we've cleared up some questions that you had about investing in cryptos. It's actually not as complicated as most people make it out to be. The best way to move forward is to start small and not invest the entire farm all at once. As mentioned, cryptos are highly volatile. Happy investing!

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