Cryptos for Beginners
Cryptocurrencies, often shortened to “cryptos”, are digital or virtual currencies secured by cryptography. Unlike fiat money issued by governments, cryptos operate independently on decentralized networks like blockchain. To use and invest in cryptos, some key concepts for beginners include:
Crypto wallets store the private keys needed to access cryptocurrency holdings. Hardware wallets are physical devices that safely keep keys offline. Software wallets are apps that provide key access and display balances. Crypto exchanges are online platforms that allow buying, selling and trading various cryptocurrencies, similar to a stock exchange. Users can deposit fiat money or crypto, execute trades, and withdraw funds on exchanges. Crypto trading involves speculating on price movements through the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies to aim for profits. Traders analyze factors like trends, volatility, news, and hype to time trades.
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