Cryptocurrency

A beginners’ guide to cryptocurrency investing, along with up-to-date price data and the latest news.

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This page is as a beginner-friendly guide for investors who are totally new to cryptocurrency. There are links to in-depth guides on the latest trending coins, explanations on how to buy altcoins, and current market analysis.
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Updated: May 2, 2024
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Ways to invest in cryptocurrencies

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There are a lot of different options, but in general your first step will be to sign up to a broker or exchange. These platforms act as middlemen to help you buy, sell, and trade different coins, with multiple features available depending on which one you choose. 

While these platforms allow you to invest, there are others available which provide alternative services. Some offer wallets to store your crypto securely, while others allow you to trade using investment products such as ETFs. The links below take you to guides, reviews, and tutorials on everything you need to know before making your first investment.

Ways to buy cryptocurrency

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Buy Bitcoin with credit card 2024 How to buy Avalanche with PayPal 2024 How to buy Bitcoin anonymously 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with 2Checkout 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with a check (cheque) 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with Afterpay 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with Alipay 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with Amazon Pay 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with American Express 2024 How to buy Bitcoin with Apple Pay 2024

How to buy altcoins

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Crypto broker reviews

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101Investing review 2024 Admirals review 2024 Ally Invest review 2024 ATFX review 2024 AvaTrade review 2024 BC Bitcoin review 2024 Bitfinex review 2024 BlackBull Markets review 2024 Capital.com review 2024 Capitality review 2024

A beginners’ guide to cryptocurrency

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What are cryptocurrencies?

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Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that do not require a centralised institution such as a bank to verify transactions. Instead, they use blockchain technology to create an indisputable, decentralised record of the movement of coins and tokens that can be accessed by anyone.

The first ever cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was launched in 2008 by an individual or group using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakomoto. The identity of the person(s) behind the project has never been revealed, but it appears that the purpose of the project was to provide an alternative form of finance in the wake of the 2008 crash that shook the banking world.

Since the emergence of Bitcoin, thousands of other cryptocurrencies have been created. Some of the biggest names are Ethereum, Litecoin, and Tether – all of which are available to trade 24/7 and have achieved particular success as crypto has become ever-more mainstream.

How do I make an investment?

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You can invest in several ways, and most beginner users usually opt to get a few of the most well-known coins. When you’re starting out, it’s important to be aware that investing and trading are not the same thing. These are two different practices and understanding the distinction between them will help you choose how you want to make your first investment.

How to buy altcoins

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Latest cryptocurrency news >

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Stay firmly in touch with this ever-changing market. Find the latest news about Bitcoin, Cardano, Binance Coin, Bitcoin Cash and all other top digital currencies so you’re never out of the loop.

HBAR surges 7% as Hashgraph Association launches world’s first Hedera ETP
The Hashgraph Association and DeFi firm Valour Inc. grabbed the attention of crypto investors with their latest partnership. The duo has joined forces to introduce the first Valour Hedera exchange-traded product (ETP), launched on 18 June in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSX) at the closing bell cer
LayerZero announces airdrop eligibility checker for users: Key details
LayerZero Foundation has opened an eligibility checker for its users ahead of the token’s airdrop. In an announcement on June 19, LayerZero Labs CEO Bryan Pellegrino confirmed the eligibility checker was live. The site allows the community to verify eligibility ahead of the ZRO airdrop expected on J
Dogecoin (DOGE) jumps 3% on Arthur Hayes and X Payments optimism
Dogecoin (DOGE) has recovered from its gloomy performance with a notable price jump over the past day. The meme token gained nearly 3% on its daily chart to hover at $0.1259 during this publication. Positive comments from BitMEX founder Hayes and the latest statement about X Payments LLC excited Dog
ETH-USD news: Consensys confirms major Ethereum win from SEC
Ethereum bulls, rejoice: Consensys brings good news about the cryptocurrency – and it’s from the SEC. A few hours ago, software company Consensys took to X (formerly Twitter) to say that United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission had just informed Consensys that it’s in the proce
Bybit integrates Fireblocks Off Exchange to mitigate counterparty risk for institutional trades
Bybit, a leading global cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has announced its integration of Fireblocks’ Off Exchange solution to enhance security and mitigate counterparty risk for institutional trades. This strategic move is designed to bolster asset protection and improve trading efficiency
National Australia Bank halts development of ETH-based stablecoin AUDN
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has reportedly ceased development of its Ethereum-based stablecoin, AUDN. This decision comes just a year after the bank first announced its plans to venture into the stablecoin space. The development team behind AUDN has since left NAB to pursue a new project calle
Top Altcoins to hold going into Q2: FLOKI, THORChain and Rebel Satoshi Arcade (RECQ)
The first half of the year has been an exciting ride, from the launch of the BTC ETF market to the SEC’s green light for ETH ETFs. With the second half promising even more gains, the three altcoins to consider are FLOKI (FLOKI), THORChain (RUNE) and Rebel Satoshi Arcade (RECQ) Their potential remain
Whales dump MAGA tokens, resulting in 35% decline for $TRUMP
MAGA (TRUMP), the popular meme token linked to ex-president Donald Trump stirred the crypto world with significant whale actions over the past few day. Lookonchain revealed that market-moving investors have offloaded around 473K MAGA coins, accumulating substantial returns. While investors netted si

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Market analysis >

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Our experts are constantly analysing the latest trends in the cryptocurrency markets. Read the latest features from our team here to help devise the perfect trading strategy.

Solana price prediction: SOL analysis as it sits in a bear market
Solana (SOL) price has suffered a sharp reversal in the past few weeks. After peaking at $210 in March, the token has moved into a deep bear market, falling by over 28%. This crash happened as the recent momentum in the crypto industry faded. Next potential catalyst for Solana Solana price has dropp
Wormhole price analysis: broadening wedge pattern forms
Wormhole (W) price held steady on Friday as sentiment in the crypto industry improved and as the developers launched staking features for the network. The token rose to a high of $0.718 on Friday, its highest swing since May 5th. It has soared by more than 35% from its lowest level in May. Wormhole
Invezz interview: Digital asset manager 3iQ says this is the future of crypto
It’s safe to say that 2024 has been the year of cryptocurrencies so far. After a long crypto winter, digital currencies burst back into the limelight at the start of the year, before being rocketed into the stratosphere by the SEC’s Bitcoin ETF approvals that same month. Similarly, 3iQ started off t
Notcoin price prediction: NOT pattern points to more upside
Notcoin price has pulled back in the past 24 hours even as some coins like Floki and BNB surged to their record highs. The $NOT token was trading at $0.0225 on Wednesday, down by almost 25% from its highest point this year. Its market cap has dropped to about $2.3 billion.  Notcoin made headlin

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Max was the Editor of Education for Invezz from 2019-2021, overseeing the wider investment educational strategy. He has written for financial publications for over 5 years,... read more.
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