Cryptocurrency

Goals

To provide an overview of the potential of cryptocurrency for future investors, including how to invest in it, the different platforms available to make online investments, and the risks associated with investing in cryptocurency.

Early Findings

Investing in cryptocurrency

  • To begin, it is important to understand what you are investing in.
  • The most recognizable cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is a decentralized ledger system based on blockchain technology. This can potentially allow the user to pay anywhere using their virtual wallets.
  • Cryptocurrency can be very attractive to investors because of the fluctuation in prices. As such, if an investor invests at the right moment, they can make money quickly.
  • According to Parul Gurjal, CEO of Snowbalkl Money, it is imperative that the investor does not put all of his money into a single cryptocurrency. He should rather diversify his portfolio by carefully evaluating which coins have the potential to rise in valuation in the future, basically creating an index portfolio.
  • Another important factor is the platform one uses to invest. Professional platforms that have a RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) are usually more trustworthy and offer better security.

Cryptocurrency Platforms

Coinbase

  • It is one of the biggest cryptocurrency trading platforms, with over 200 million customers and a daily transaction volume of $150 billion.
  • It is the best to use in the US and the EU.
  • It is easy to use, has several levels of security, and offers trade between 15 different coins.
  • Their fees depend on the amount of money you are investing and vary from $0.99 to $2.99

eToro

Proposed next steps:

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As there is an abundance in information about cryptocurrency trading, we propose a deeper dive into the subject by focusing on: 1) a detailed analysis on the pros and cons for investing in cryptocurrency and 2) identifying 3-5 (+a deeper analysis on the platforms mentioned above) of the best platforms for investing in cryptocurrency in the US. For each platform, we will provide a detailed analysis on its features, the fees associated with investing and withdrawing money, if there are any restrictions, and a list of the different cryptocurrencies that a person can invest in.
Alternatively, we could provide a detailed analysis on the pros and cons for investing in cryptocurrency and provide a list of the 2-3 of the best platforms for cryptocurrency investments in the US, with a brief description of their features.