Where is it Better to Exchange Coins: On the Stock Exchange or In the Exchanger?

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The vast majority of all operations with the cryptocurrency is carried out on exchanges with multi-million turnover. And what are the exchangers offering promising conditions for buying / selling the cryptocurrency? How do they differ from exchanges? We will consider it in this material.

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  1. What is the exchanger?
  2. How does the online exchange of cryptocurrency work?
  3. Principal differences between the stock exchange and the exchanger
  4. Where is it better to buy/sell cryptocurrency
  5. Advantages of online exchangers
  6. What should a safe exchanger look like?
  7. Conclusion   

1. What is the exchanger?

The name gives the answer – it is the place where you can exchange the cryptocurrency for fiat or for other coins. There are two types of exchangers:

  • Online. This is a site where a visitor can make a purchase / sale of a cryptocurrency at a fixed rate.
  • Offline. Here, the currency can be exchanged for real money, having received a cache in the specified place – at the checkout or office.

Exactly the same is the work of known to all exchangers, working exclusively with fiat money.

2. How does the online exchange of cryptocurrency work?

The main condition for someone who wants to buy a coin is the presence of a cryptowallet. If any, the procedure is simple:

  1. Simple and not always compulsory registration;
  2. In the menu, find the currency you want to buy or sell;
  3. Fill in the fields with the requisites;
  4. Agree with the exchange rules and click “Exchange”.

You will be notified of the operation by e-mail notification. Cryptocurrency exchangers work in different modes:

  • Manual mode assumes that each operation is processed by an operator. It’s always long.
  • In semi-automatic mode, Bitcoin exchange can last half an hour or more, depending on the exchanger.
  • In the automatic mode, currency cranes operate with immediate withdrawal of funds.

The cryptocurrency exchanger has little to do with a stock exchange, with its adjustments, quotations, orders. But the investor is more interested in the price than the technical side of the exchange.

3. Principal differences between the stock exchange and the exchanger

At the exchange there are traders who determine the price of coins. In the exchanger, trading is inappropriate, because the course is determined by the owner of the resource. Is it good or bad?

On the one hand, there is no place for exchange speculation on the exchanger. On the other hand, there is always a real coin price on the stock exchange, which rarely coincides with the exchanger’s rate.

4. Where is it better to buy/sell cryptocurrency

If it is a matter of profit, then on the exchange with its market rate. The owner of the exchanger, of course, is guided by stock quotes, but his rate is always higher. By the way, the commission in the online cryptocurrency exchanger can differ from the stock exchange in the tens, and even hundreds of times.

In terms of convenience, the exchange also looks preferable, as it works around the clock without days off, which cannot be said about many exchangers.

An important point is the amount of currency reserves. If there are no problems for an exchange with a multimillion-dollar daily turnover  to make almost any transaction , then a poor exchanger can sometimes offer to wait an hour or two before the required amount of bitcoins or fiat appears. The security of the exchangers also raises doubts. If the top-level exchange is guaranteed to be protected against cyber attacks, then how this issue is decided by the owner of the exchanger is known only to him.

5. Advantages of online exchangers

All of the information mentioned above does not exclude the essential advantages of the cryptocurrency exchangers:

  • User-friendly interface. Registration procedure is extremely simplified, and often completely absent.
  • Any exchanger is fully integrated with all popular payment systems.
  • For registered customers, there is a program that provides an incremental discount for each subsequent exchange.

But all these advantages do not matter if the exchanger offers a disadvantageous course.

6. How should a safe exchanger look like?

A successful exchanger must work at least for a year. To be confident in successful exchange, you should take an interest in reviews on independent resources. In view of the volatility of the cryptocurrency, it is necessary to give preference to exchangers with automatic or semi-automatic mode. A good exchanger has enough reserves of cryptocurrency and fiat, it and its support work around the clock.

7. Conclusion

Online exchanger is a fast service for buying or selling coins. But it is completely unfit for trader strategies, since its commission can eat all the potential profits.

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Gemini Is Going to Add Bitcoin Cash ABC to Its Listing

The cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, run by the Winklevoss twins, will become another crypto trading platform that will support the winner of the BCH hash wars. The coin will be listed under the consent of New York authorities. Starting from December 9, Gemini users have access to BCH trading pairs with BTC, LTC, ETH and ZCash as well as with USD.

As for the opponent of BCH, Bitcoin Cash SV, the coin is currently not supported at Gemini, however the plans might change. According to the representative of the exchange:

We are continuing to evaluate Bitcoin SV over the coming weeks or months, and we may or may not choose to support withdrawals and/or trading of Bitcoin SV in the future.”

We remind you:

Poloniex Will Become the First Crypto Exchange to Offer Trading with the Upcoming Hard Fork of Bitcoin Cash

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The Demo Version of Binance’s Decentralized Exchange Will Soon Be Out

Following the example of Bithumb, the major cryptocurrency trading platform Binance is planning to launch a decentralized branch. Binance DEX will officially start operating at the beginning of 2019, whereas the demo version will be available for testing quite soon.

As it can be seen from the introductory video, the interface of Binance DEX is quite similar to that of Binance. However, some upgrades will certainly take place. For example, the decentralized version of Binance will have a blockchain explorer which will help to look for a specific block and the transactions stores there.

Also, Binance DEX will include a decentralized crypto wallet app.

A decentralized exchange is not the only endeavour undertaken by Binance. We remind you:

Binance Is Launching a Marketplace for Stablecoins

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The Alternative Stablecoins Are Coming for Tether

As soon BCH hash wars have come to an end, there seems to be a new one coming: between Tether (USDT) and other digital coins pegged to fiat currencies. A major crypto exchange Bitfinex has added 5 new stablecoins to its listing.

Earlier, when Tether was the only stablecoin available on the platform, and the commission fees for it were ridiculously high. Now that the listing is full of competitors (namely, True USD, Gemini Dollar, Paxos Standard, Dai and USDC), Tether developers might want to think of a new fee policy.

The representatives of Bitfinex claim:

At Bitfinex we are dedicated to providing a high quality, unbiased meeting place for every ecosystem and customer. We were the first to introduce alternative stablecoins onto our platform.

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How to Explain to Your Grandparents in 10 Minutes What is Bitcoin?

The older generation often perceive innovations as something supernatural and incredulous refer about them. But, what should you do, if you need to explain to your grandparents what is bitcoin, despite the fact they are afraid of picking up a mobile phone? 🙂
Of course we exaggerate! But since, the cryptocurrency little by little captures the world finance market, bursting into the life of those, who aren’t interested in it – your grandparents should be prepared.

For this The Coin Shark had developed a strategy, which will help you to explain what is Bitcoin in 10 minutes. During the experiment, none of the grandparents didn’t refuse to descend the legacy to their grandchildren 🙂

Stage #1: “Bitcoin – is like a paper money, but not made of paper”

Remember, never try to explain to older generation about the innovations on the developers slang. We recommend you to draw an analogy with the things which are more understandable for them.

It is better to compare Bitcoin with the ordinary money. Explain them, that it has the same value as the paper money, in which they receive the allowance. You can also buy goods and pay for services by using Bitcoin.

Do not forget to specify that the cryptocurrency are not made of paper, but encrypted by computer code. The ordinary money which we receive we can touch but the digital – not. Because they are stored on the computer, while the ordinary money in the wallet.

As far back as you can go that cryptocurrency is based on cryptographic methods, its management is decentralized and it works on the blockchain technology – your grandparents may think that you are possessed by a demon. All this stuff are clear only to our crypto space.

Stage #2: “Miners – are gold miners”

After the first stage is complete, it is logically that your grandparents will ask you – “how to get them?”

The old and proven method of the analogy also works here. We all know that we earn Bitcoin by mining. We associate it with a gold mining. And we clarify that while mining the cryptocurrency hoes,picks are not used, but a computer.

If you see understanding in the eyes of your beloved grandparents, than you can add, that Bitcoin can be bought on the internet. Specify, where and how is not necessary.

Stage #3: “Spend Bitcoin in the specialized store”

Before telling to your grandparents, where they can buy products by bitcoin, they need to know, that it has its own rate as well as the dollar. Except the rate depends on demand. Prepare sedative, because once they know the price for one BTC they will be very surprised. Only we are complaining here, that “Bitcoin is dying” , and it will be shock for them, that only one coin can cost 4 thousand dollars. I guess you realise that you should keep silence about the rate of 20 thousand dollars.

Now you can tell them : “Since Bitcoin – is unusual money, they are spent only in the special stores”.
Good job, the grandparents are ready! Now they can tell to their friends about Bitcoin. And if they are not afraid of computer, and they were interested in your story, than in the “For Beginners” section, they may find more about the cryptocurrency #1.   

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Japanese Crypto Exchange GMO Coin Resumes Trading BCH, Namely ABC Version of Bitcoin Cash

The cryptocurrency exchange GMO Coin, backed by major company in Japan, GMO Internet, states that it resumes trading Bitcoin Cash and supports one of the versions of BCH hard fork – Bitcoin Cash ABC.

The trading begins on December 4. We remind you, GMO Coin suspended BCH trading avoiding the disruption caused by one coin splitting into two.

The crypto exchange representative told Finance Magnates the company’s position in exclusive interview:

“In our company, the one shown as BCH indicates a Bitcoin Cash called BCHABC.”

Although GMO Coin did not open all the details of its decision, yet we know for sure that it is good news for supporters of Bitcoin Cash ABC.

We remind you

Bitcoin Cash Hash Wars: Who Really Won?

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SEC’s Jay Clayton Talks Crypto: What Future Awaits for the World of Digital Assets?

The chairman of SEC Jay Clayton made his appearance at Consensus, the event organized by CoinDesk. Together with his colleagues and fellow experts, Clayton spoke about the future development of cryptocurrencies in the US, details of its regulation and plans of the Commission.

Here are the most important points of his speech:

1. Regulation of crypto exchanges.

SEC firmly believes that the infrastructure of the current cryptocurrency exchanges is not powerful enough to guarantee the safety of customers’ funds. Thus, the regulation of crypto trading platform might become way stricter in the future.

2. ICOs will not escape from SEC

Clayton and the other chairmen emphasized the fact of their close attention to the startups that go on token sales. The number of scam projects uncovered by the Commission is pretty big now and it will only keep growing.

We remind you:

More Than a Dozen Fraud ICOs Were Shut Down by the SEC in 2018

3. Bitcoin ETF is a no-no

There has been a lot of speculation recently regarding the infamous topic of Bitcoin exchange traded funds. Despite all the rumours, it seems unlikely that ETFs will ever be approved.

I know there are a lot of folks who would love to have the ETF approved but I don’t think that’s very likely,” one of the chairmen stated.

Thus, we can definitely see that the Securities and Exchange Commission is not playing games, and the crypto industry will feel its influence quite soon.

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