How to Leverage And Shorten Bitcoin

The world’s most popular cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum, can now get leveraged and shortened by traders. With crypto-CFDs, leverage investors can speculate on rising and falling crypto courses.

Trading the first Bitcoin is not an easy task. The direct purchase at the house bank is just as impossible as the purchase of an existing securities account. Who wants to call a coin his own, must first decide for one of the countless crypto marketplaces or Bitcoin exchanges. The selection is a real challenge, because not every marketplace offers every coin and the often quite complicated registration on the most English websites is not for everyone.

Bitcoin trading is now also possible indirectly via CFDs

However, speculators who trade with coins and want to earn on rising or even falling crypto courses do not necessarily need their own „wallet“ at a crypto marketplace. Such marketplaces are listed on Anyone who does not value having a coin physically can also take the indirect route via a Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ripple CFD.

Crypto-CFDs are tradable in principle as well as „normal“ securities. A Bitcoin trader can thus participate in the development of the Bitcoin one to one via a Bitcoin CFD, but does not physically own the Coin. If the Bitcoin rises by five percent, the Bitcoin CFD also increases by five percent. Speculative investors can act with CFDs but also with leverage. Either to increase the chance (and at the same time the risk) or to bring only a fraction of the otherwise required for Bitcoin trading use.

Five percent can become one hundred percent – or vice versa

A Bitcoin CFD with a leverage of 20 can bring the trader a price gain of 100 percent, even though the Bitcoin has increased only by five percent. But beware: A price decline of a few percent can quickly lead to total loss. Short positions are also possible with CFD. For example, if the Bitcoin price falls by ten percent, an unstretched short CFD also rises by about a tenth.

If you want to trade crypto-CFDs, you need a selected CFD broker, for example IQoption, eToro or Plus500. The latter also know football fans as the main sponsor of Atletico Madrid.

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Incidentally, Plus500 offers a quick credit card account without Postident, in addition to a deposit via credit card and PayPal. Of course, speculative natures can also use any other CFD broker that offers CFDs on cryptocurrencies. How exactly CFD trading works and what opportunities and risks are associated with it, you can read in the CFD guide.

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