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Want To Start Trading Crypto? Here Are Some Useful Tips

As the number of people using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc. continues to increase, more and more online exchanges are opening up where you can buy and sell these digital currencies. If you’re interested in trading cryptocurrencies, there are some really useful tips that will help get you started in the right direction.

1. Alternative Platforms

When it comes to buying and selling cryptocurrencies, there are a number of things that you need to take into account. For instance, is there a large enough market for the crypto coin that you’re interested in trading?

In addition, what kind of fees will you have to pay when moving your capital from one exchange to the next? Another thing that you’ll need to do is research what alternative platforms are available. A lot of people that are just starting out might not know that it’s possible to trade with no fees, which as you can imagine is a huge advantage. In other words, there might be a better platform for your crypto-trading needs than those which are the most popular.

While you shouldn’t go to just any site offering benefits, it’s always a good video to look at what people are saying online about different platforms, and make an informed decision from there.

2. Location And Regulations

The legislation that surrounds cryptocurrency is constantly evolving. In some countries, there are next to no regulations when it comes to cryptos, while in other countries there are a number of restrictions.

If you want to do anything with cryptos, it’s important to make sure that you’re not breaking any rules by trading where you live. For instance, as of recently, there are reports that China has banned all crypto transactions – mining and trading included! Because it’s still a relatively new thing, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest regulations if you want to stay on the right side of the law.

A good idea is to check the news daily concerning cryptocurrency and see what’s been going on in countries all over the world. If you keep an eye on everything, you’ll have a lot more of an advantage over those who don’t.

3. Bitcoin And Altcoin

There’s a pretty good reason why Bitcoin is such as hot topic at the moment. It has the highest market capitalisation (the total value of all tokens on circulation), and it drives everything else on the market. That being said, if you’re going to be trading any cryptocurrency, make sure that you’ve figured out which one will be most profitable before you get started.

Even though Bitcoin has the highest market cap, it’s still not something that everyone can get involved with because of how expensive it is to buy. The best thing to do when you’re starting out for cryptocurrency trading is to study coins like Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, and Stellar – in addition to Bitcoin- and the currencies in general. By doing this, you’ll have the best chance of making the most money in the shortest possible time frame. Having a more diverse portfolio is a good way to hedge your bets and increase the potential gains of any trade. Because if you put all of your money into one thing, and it goes down, then it’s going to take even more out of your wallet than if you had diversified earlier on.

If you’re looking at the cryptocurrency market, then it’s important that you’re careful when it comes to altcoins. While some people are trying to make money on them, there are others who want to get their hands on your money. A lot of the time, these cryptocurrencies will simply disappear with your money – and there’s nothing that you can do about it. However, if you want to make the most out of trading altcoins then you need to find high-quality coins that are likely to go up in value over time. The reason for this is that there are thousands of different altcoins out there, but only a few of them will stand the test of time.

4. Blockchain And Mining

When it comes to mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there are a number of factors that will impact how much money you’re able to make when you set up your own mining rig.

One of the biggest factors is location, as you’ll need a lot of cooling if you don’t want to burn your house down. In addition, it’s important to note that the cost of electricity will have an impact on how much money you’re able to make from mining. Furthermore, there are a lot of other costs that people simply forget about, like software and hardware costs. It’s important to keep this in mind when you’re looking at the profitability of mining any cryptocurrency.

However, if you invest in mining hardware and cloud storage, then this is one of the most profitable things you can do at the moment. The reason for that is that it’s not like any other business – which usually involves a lot of upfront costs before the business itself becomes profitable enough to run.

5. Security

Not everyone is in the same boat when it comes to security, but no matter how good your security is there are always going to be risks when you’re trading cryptocurrency.

Because of this, it’s important that you understand what the threats are before deciding whether or not you want to get started with trading cryptocurrencies. One of the biggest threats out there is the risk of losing your private keys – so make sure that you keep them as safe as possible. One thing that you can do to help with this is to always double-check that your computer and web browser are protected and updated with the latest security patches. If they aren’t, then hackers will be able to steal everything from you in no time at all.

However, the biggest threat is still the fact that crypto exchanges are vulnerable to attacks. For example, if you’re exchanging Bitcoin for another cryptocurrency through your web wallet or Ethereum in digital currency exchange, then you have to be wary of hackers getting access to your account. One way in which you can try and stop this from happening is to use multi-factor authentication on your account, as well as encrypting your private keys.

In a lot of ways, trading cryptocurrency isn’t all that different from any other industry where you have to be wary of things going wrong. However, unlike traditional businesses which rely on physical assets and people working for them, cryptocurrencies rely on technology and the internet. However, if you’re careful then it’s possible to trade cryptocurrency without having to worry about things going wrong. The best way to do this is by investing in the right equipment and keeping your private keys as safe as possible. Then you can use a trading platform to increase your chances of success even more, which makes cryptocurrency trading a very attractive proposition!

Electronic Insurance Regulations Issued

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Insurance Authority recently published the Insurance Authority Board of Directors’ Resolution No. 18 of 2020 on Electronic Insurance Regulations dated 27 April 2020 (“the Regulation”). The first draft of these regulations was published in January 2019, and after public consultation and discussion, a revised draft was published in December 2019, which has now been finalised. The Regulations and the timing of it are very relevant in the current circumstances, i.e. the impact of COVID-19 and the social distancing measures by the government, marketing, and solicitation of insurance by physical means is at an all-time low.

The term electronic has been widely defined as anything relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, visual, electromagnetic, automated, optical or similar capabilities. The scope of the Regulations extend to all electronic and smart insurance operations carried out on the internet address of the company, social media such as Facebook, Linkedin, multimedia such as YouTube, Instagram, blogs, applications such as google doc, Wiki, AI-based systems, text messages, instant chat channels, smart applications, etc.

All insurance companies and related businesses such as insurance agents, actuary, broker, surveyor, insurance consultant, carrying out operations through electronic mode, require prior approval from the Insurance Authority. The application for such approval must be accompanied by an action plan for electronic operations, approved by the Board, and contain analysis of the risk, projected volume and contingency plan for the electronic operations.

Life insurance policies with investment components cannot be transacted online, while the sale of life insurance policies with standard underwriting (less the investment component), such as term life is allowed. Health and general lines of business on property and liability risk, including marine cargo insurance can all be sold online and are subject to the Regulations.

The website of the insurance companies must be maintained by the IT department of the company, but if the management of such a website is being outsourced to a third-party, then prior approval of the Insurance authority must be obtained in this regard. Insurers currently use multiple online platforms for online marketing and selling, often procured through third-party entities. The intent of the Regulations is to capture and regulate, where possible all such third-party entities who are engaged in insurance distribution.

The Regulations also put much impetus on provisions of information security and also requires that storage of data must be in the UAE. It is however not clear whether the Regulations require any Cloud server to be based within the UAE.

In addition, the Regulations recognise that the electronic platforms and systems of the companies may not be developed enough to carry out these operations and hence allow outsourcing of electronic operations for this purpose. The Regulations also allow usage of third-party websites for sale of insurance but require the prior consent of the Insurance Authority to be obtained for any such arrangements.

The Regulations also recognise, for the first time, the “Price Comparison Websites” and interestingly state that only an insurance broker can deal with a price comparison website. The Regulations also require Price Comparison Websites to be registered with the Insurance Authority and a copy of the agreement signed between Insurance Broker and Price Comparison Websites must be shared with the Insurance Authority. The prerequisites for registration of Price Comparison websites has also been listed in the Regulations but state that the application for registration must be made in accordance with the applicable regulations, implying that the Insurance Authority may be issuing further regulation on Price Comparison Websites shortly.

The Regulations state that the provisions shall apply from the date of publication of Regulations in the official gazette, but also allow insurance companies and insurance-related professions a time period of 6 months from the date of publication in the official gazette to align their position and operations with the Regulations.

While the recognition of Price Comparison Websites is a step in the right direction from the UAE Insurance Authority given the global trends in this regard, the requirement for a Price Comparison Website to deal only through a broker creates an extra layer of regulatory requirement and therefore unnecessary costs, the benefit of which could have been passed on to end customers in the absence of such requirement. Nonetheless, insurance markets globally have noticed a surge in demand for insurance policies through online mode and therefore this Regulation brings much-needed clarity, which will help in further growth of the UAE insurance market.