Bitcoin Trading

bitcoin trading

How to Trade Bitcoin (BTC) CFDs in 4 Easy Steps

1. Open a trading account with AvaTrade
2. Fund your account
3. Choose between Bitcoin contracts
4. Start trading

Bitcoin is the world’s first digital currency and it is expanding in popularity worldwide. Now, traders can trade Bitcoin with AvaTrade as the ideal asset in CFD trades. With our platforms – AvaTradeAct and MetaTrader 4 - you can trade this rapidly growing currency against the greenback, 24/5. Bitcoin is highly regarded among currency traders, and its volatile nature makes it ideal for CFD trading.

Why trade bitcoin with AvaTrade

  • We offer Bitcoin CFD trades with up to 20:1 leverage
  • You can start trading Bitcoin from as little as £100/$100/€100
  • Volatility makes for an excellent addition to any financial trading portfolio.
  • AvaTrade offers zero commissions on Bitcoin trading and no bank fees charged on transactions, making it far more profitable.
  • Enjoy live language specific customer support around the clock
  • AvaTrade is 100% regulated to ensure a seamless trading experience
  • The Bitcoin market is available to traders 24/5, for maximum convenience
  • 1-click functionality allows you to buy/sell Bitcoin on our AvaTradeAct and MT4 platforms

Trade Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies at AvaTrade, and enjoy a generous welcome bonus up to 10,000 £/$/€.

How Bitcoin Became So Popular

Bitcoin was the first digital currency to be created. It is also the most respected, capitalized and traded cryptocurrency in the world. Bitcoin trading is booming, and a big reason for this is the volatility of this cryptocurrency. Currency trading allows for maximum yield when it is volatile – lots of ups and downs. This is precisely the reason global traders enjoy trading Bitcoin. Plenty of profitable opportunities are available when markets are volatile, and Bitcoin ranks highly with currency traders.

The media plays a big part in the volatility of Bitcoin. Whenever a breaking story surfaces, Bitcoin volatility increases, and traders cash in. History has shown that Bitcoin traders and speculators routinely push this digital currency to the forefront of CFD trading. It is increasingly being used as the preferred payment option at merchants, for money transfers and for trading purposes. More traders are turning to Bitcoin trading than ever before, and that is why this cryptocurrency is inherently valuable. It is a high demand financial trading instrument, despite no association with governments or central banks.

Bitcoins are mined with powerful computer hardware and software. A maximum of 21 million Bitcoin will be available, after which no further bitcoins will be produced. The algorithm which governs the production of Bitcoin limits the quantity that will be produced, and the rate at which they will be produced. It is a finite commodity – there is a fixed amount, and that ensures that greater demand will always prop up the price. In this way, it is similar to other finite commodities such as crude oil, silver, or gold.

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Bitcoin’s Rise to Prominence

Around 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto founded Bitcoin. At the time a paper was published through the Cryptography Mailing List. The first Bitcoin software client was released in 2009, and he collaborated with many other developers on the open-source team, careful never to reveal his identity. By 2011, the enigmatic Bitcoin founder had disappeared. His peers understood how valuable this cryptocurrency was, and worked feverishly to develop it to its maximum potential.

By October 2009, the world’s first Bitcoin exchange was established. At the time, $1 was the equivalent of 1,309 Bitcoin. Considering how expensive Bitcoin is today, that was a real steal. Bitcoin traded at a fraction of a penny for quite some time, however things changed in 2010. As the distribution of Bitcoin increased, the digital currency became inherently more valuable. Demand increased, and this reversed the exchange rate accordingly. In early 2010, the currency was gaining momentum, and so the distribution of the Bitcoin started to increase along with its demand, by November of that year 4 million Bitcoins had been ‘mined’.

And so the rise of the Bitcoin began…

bitcoin price chart 

Bitcoin in the News

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

Recent Bitcoin Facts:

  • In May 2017 Bitcoin reached a market capital of over $4 billion
  • Reached a record high of $1,900 in May 2017
  • Analysts predict Bitcoin could hit $2,000 in 2017
  • Global political uncertainty boosts investor sentiment
  • Bitcoin recently surpassed the price of gold

We are Here to Help You Trade Bitcoin

AvaTrade offers you the opportunity to Buy (go long) or Sell (go short) on Bitcoin trades. This service is available to you 24/5. You can use your preferred trading strategies to buy or sell Bitcoin regardless of which way the currency is moving.

We encourage you to read up about Bitcoin trading here at AvaTrade by visiting the Trading Conditions & Charges page.

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