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A lot of people are really interested in cryptocurrencies, although many still do not understand what exactly it means and how it works. There are loads to choose from Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ethereum, and even more.

Investing in it may appear really complicated, but it is easier than you think. So how to get started with cryptocurrencies?

You should start by downloading a digital wallet. A wallet is an app that allows you to send and receive cryptocurrencies. Also, in general, they have a feature that keeps a record of your transactions. There are actually numerous wallets available on various platforms. While they all have some basic functionality in common, features vary from wallet to wallet. Definitely try to find out if the platform you are considering is secure. Transaction fees differ between exchanges as well. Some of them provide discounted fees. This could happen if the exchanges complete transactions with their own token. You may consider a variety of options before settling on just one.

Another step is to add cryptocurrencies to your wallet. Also, you can always use an exchange platform, where you can quickly create an account and purchase crypto using funds from a bank account or credit card. It is critical to back up your wallet‘s private key as well as any other credentials for offline storage. Failure to do that may result in the loss of your holdings if you lose the device on which the wallet is installed.

Lastly, you can use your wallet to send and receive crypto. Sending cryptocurrencies requires a few simple steps. You should start by copying the receiver‘s public crypto address. Then open your wallet and press the „send“ button. Do not forget to paste the receiver‘s address into the appropriate field. Specify the amount you want to send and finally do it. It is actually quite easy.

You are probably thinking about how to buy cryptocurrencies in the first place. Start by connecting your exchange to a payment option. To begin, gather all of your personal documents, such as images of your driver‘s license, your social security number, information about your employer, and your source of income. One of the most common methods is to buy crypto with a credit card. You can finally buy Bitcoin once you have selected an exchange and linked a payment method. Today‘s cryptocurrency exchanges provide a wide range of order types and investment options. To buy crypto, all you need to do is open an account on an exchange and follow all the instructions.

There are loads of possibilities of which crypto to choose. The most popular one is Bitcoin, so you may want to consider getting it as with this you can purchase most goods and services. Also, business people might be thinking about whether they should accept Bitcoin payments. This can be a great idea to expand your payment options. But the best way to do it may be by accepting all or at least a few other cryptocurrencies. This might get you more clients than other businesses, which do not accept this type of payment.

So, as you can see, starting with cryptocurrencies is not hard at all. All you need to do is to get a wallet, buy some crypto and start sending it. Of course, choosing a secure platform is not very easy, so be careful and read about it a lot. Or maybe try different ones to find the right one. Do not forget to gather your personal documents and link exchange with a payment method. Also, maybe even buy a few different cryptocurrencies as they all have their advantages.

 

Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of Startup.info. He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at Startup.info.

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