So far, the cryptocurrency market has been in a wild bearish ride from the open of 2018 until today. As of press time, Bitcoin is sideways trading at the $6,800 level. As we saw the bubble burst in January, market players have definitely changed their trading tactics to suit the current market status.
Here are four tips if you want to get into crypto trading this 2018.
1. The Market Outlook and Security
It is important to understand the current market outlook. As of today, the market is still generally immature, and technologies are still being tested. We have seen several market attacks, data breaches, and exchange hacks in 2017 and 2018. In line with this, the main point is that because of the market outlook, security is still a huge issue. You should include in your trading strategy the proper storage of your assets. While investing in cryptocurrencies, invest also on cold storages and secure hardware.
2. Blockchain Developments and Innovations
Be updated on the blockchain developments and innovations. Because Bitcoin and Ethereum sparked a new way for companies to raise capital, ICOs have recently helped boost the technology industry. You can also consider investing in ICOs as a trading strategy. However, be mindful that not all ICOs are legitimate. You have to do thorough research, background checks, and whitepaper reviews. Some ICOs are really promising, while some ICOs only look to scam you out of your money. Be very diligent and responsible in investing your hard earned money. If you do well, you can possibly double or triple your investment capital.
3. Understanding Market Fluctuations
Because of the cryptomarket’s immaturity, it is still very sensitive to negative news. This negative news often causes FUDs (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt). Once the FUD sets in, the cryptomarket tumbles down. Understand that it is part of the market behavior. We have seen this many times in the past 4 months. You can also expect that even peddling fake news has effects on market fluctuation. This leads us to hypothesize that the cryptomarket is hugely driven by emotional investors. But then again, this market has not yet fully matured. If you want to get in this 2018, expect high levels of market fluctuations.
4. Participation in the Blockchain Community
If you want to get on the trends and developments on the Blockchain, then start participating in the Blockchain community. Sign up for reddit forums. Follow the official twitter accounts of crypto exchanges, traders, influencers, and analysts. There are many communities of serious traders. You can find useful insights when you join them. Follow the news from reputable sources. However, always do your own research as there are also fake news peddlers and pump and dump groups. You do not want to be influenced by them if you are a serious trader. This 2018, there will be many groundbreaking events on the Blockchain developments. Just always be updated.
The cryptocurrency market and the Blockchain technology are major innovations that still immature, but are very promising. You should regularly be updated and educated if you want to be successful in this venture.