Cryptocurrency is going mainstream — and becoming increasingly difficult for investors to ignore. Let’s find out what is it and how traders earn money by investing in crypto.

What is crypto?

A cryptocurrency (crypto) is a digital currency that is used to buy goods and services and secured by cryptography. Most of the cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology.

Why people are so interested in cryptocurrencies?

Potential to grow

Crypto is usually seen as the currency of the future and investors rush to buy it now, before it possibly increases its value.

No control of authorities

Cryptocurrencies are not controlled by any central bank that makes them more attractive in a time of high inflation, which reduces the value of money.


A cryptocurrency is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to fake or double-spend. It’s said that crypto can be more secure than traditional payment systems.

How to earn money on crypto?

There are three ways of doing that: investing, trading, and mining. We’ll cover the first two.

Let’s start with investing. It’s a buy-and-hold approach. Investors buy the most promising cryptocurrencies, wait for some time, and then sell them at a higher price to have a profit. The rules are the same as for investing in stocks! Unlike investing, trading is a short-term approach. Traders make money on price changes during a day, several hours, or even minutes. Just like trading currency pairs! The cryptocurrencies tend to be more volatile than other Forex assets, and these fluctuations create more opportunities for traders!

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What are trading pairs in cryptocurrency?

Currency pairs on the Forex market consist of two currencies. For example, EUR/USD. The EUR is a base currency, and the USD - a quote currency. When you place an order for a currency pair, you buy the base currency and sell the quote one. In crypto trading, there are such hybrids as BTC/AUD and ETH/EUR. So, you can trade the Bitcoin against the Australian dollar and the Ethereum against the euro. Just like with currency pairs, you buy the base cryptocurrency and sell the quote one.


What is Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency that was created in 2017 from a “fork” in the original Bitcoin blockchain. It has a greater size limit of blocks added to the blockchain than the original BTC.


2022-07-27 • Updated

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