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Crypto

Many friends, colleagues, acquaintances, etc. ask me specifically about trading and investing in Crypto Currencies. Therefore I have setup this page to help them out. On this page you will find links to services I use to buy, hold, trade and invest in Crypto currencies. Some of the links are affiliate links. If you sign up for a service through one of those links, I will receive a small commission and it will not cost you anything. In fact, sometimes you might even get a discount. In any case I much appreciate it if you sign up through me. I will always be available for any questions you my have on any of the products and services on this page.

Buy and sell crypto against euro via brokers based in The Netherlands

  • BtcDirect
    Buys and sells BTC, ETH and LTC. Accepts credit cards and banktransfers besides Ideal and Bankcontact.
  • Bitonic
    Buys and sells BTC. Accepts different kinds of bank payments.
  • Bl3p
    Exchange run by the same company as Bitonic. You can deposit euros using Ideal or Sepa bank transfers. If you use a free bank account at Bunq, then transfers are instant. The exchange let's you trade BTC, LTC and BCH coming soon.

Buy and sell crypto internationally

  • Coinbase
    Probably the biggest and most know crypto currency exchange. US based. My sepa banktransfers have always been deposited into my account within a couple of hours of sending them. You can also deposit with credit card. Let's you buy and sell BTC, ETH and LTC. BCH coming in jan 2018.
  • Bitstamp
    Luxembourgh based exchange. Accepts multiple deposit method in both euros and us dollars. Let's you trade BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, XRP
  • Blockchain.info
    Webwallet with integrated bitcoin buy / sell service. Also includes the ability to swap your bitcoins to ethers.
  • Wirex
    Webwallet with integrated bitcoin buying service. Also let's you deposit bitcoins using other crypto currencies. Bitcoins can be converted to euro, usd or gbp that will be held in your debit card account for easy spending with the visa debitcard that is optional.

Wallets

  • Coinomi
    Android only multi currency wallet + integrated exchange
  • Jaxx
    Cross platform Multi currency wallet + integrated exchange
  • Blockchain.info
    Mobile and webwallet for BTC, BCC and ETH + integrated exchange
  • Ledger Nano s
    Hardware wallet. Will store your private keys offline. Supports many different crypto currencies.
  • MyEtherWallet
    Webwallet for Ethereum and ERC20 tokens. I use it with my Ledger Nano s to keep my cryptos save.

Exchanges

  • Shapeshift
    Let's you swap one currency for another without holding currencies on an exchange. Supports many altcoins.
  • Changelly
    Let's you swap one currency for another without holding currencies on an exchange. Supports many altcoins.
  • Gdax, login using your coinbase account. Let's you trade all currencies listed on coinbase.
  • Bitstamp
    Luxembourgh based exchange. Accepts multiple deposit method in both euros and us dollars. Let's you trade BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, XRP
  • Bittrex
    Altcoin exchange based out of Seatle with a large listing of altcoins.
  • HitBTC
    Altcoin exchange with lower fees compared to Bittrex. No verification needed if you only deposit and withdraw Cryptos. Very quick to list new coins.
  • Binance
    Chiniees altcoin exchange with lower fees compared to Bittrex. No verification needed if your daily withdrawal does not exceed 2 BTC. Very quick to list new coins.

News, charts, analyses, etc.

Trade CFDs on cryptos

There are brokers that offer Contracts For Differences on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litcoin, Dash, etc. These work the same as CFDs on any other financial instrument like stocks and futures. Leverage on Crypto based CFDs is usually much lower then on CFDs on other products. This is because Cryptos are so volatile. You can use Crypto CFDs to take advantage of opportunities in the market, but they are by no means an instrument for long term holding. I use following CFD broker to trade on opportunities in the Crypto market:

Invest in Cryptos as well as in a diversified potfolio of ETFs and CFDs on shares, commodities and forex.

Etoro is a social trading platform that enables you to trade not only by yourself, but you can follow or copy other traders. I copy traders that I think have good returns in terms of risk reward. These traders do not only trade Cryptos, but also CFDs on stocks, bonds, indices, commodities, etc. This has given me a well balanced portfolio including Cryptos, without me having to actively trade. All I do is monitor traders performances and allocate money accordingly. If you do not even want to do this, then you can simply follow my portfolio. The interesting thing is, that all of our interests are aligned. The broker, want you to be profitable, so you can keep on trading. The traders trade with their own money, so they want to be profitable as well. I have invested my own money into the portfolio so I also want it to perform well. Of course there are no insurances that you or anyone will be profitable, but you can be sure that your money is actively being managed by many knowledgeable people that have the same interest at heart.  
Check my profile on Etoro to see my portfolio performance

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