Best Bitcoin Social Trading
In this article we will discuss crypto and Bitcoin social trading. We will review the world’s giant of social trading services that is eToro. eToro invested early on social trading and introduced services early on such as copying successful trades and copying certain combinations of eToro’s own portfolios. In this article, we will examine what Bitcoin social trading features eToro offers and what are the advantages and disadvantages of their products such as social trading, copying and copyportfolios. We will answer these questions
- What is Bitcoin social trading?
- What features eToro offers
- What are the benefits of Bitcoin social trading?
- What are the disadvantages of Bitcoin social trading?
Social Trading Definition
Social trading means that you can get information from other traders at a trading community. Via the trading community, it can be possible to share knowledge, follow other users and see their results, and other interactions to learn from each other. In this article, we will focus on Etoro and its social trading platform which we think is the best on the market.
What is Bitcoin Social Trading?
Bitcoin social trading is same as social trading but you have access to trade Bitcoin as well. Usually, other altcoins are also presented. eToro, for example, support all major cryptocurrencies and also several fiat currency trading pairs.
Social Trading eToro Review
eToro is the number one crypto social trading platform. By creating an account at eToro, you get access to several different services eToro offers such as copying, copyportfolios and popular investor programs.
With the Copy Trader you can easily select a trader to copy. It means that your trading account automatically perform all the same trades as the one that you copy. You can sort traders according to different parameters such as historic results, risk score, number of followers and much more. You can choose to copy any of these investors listed.
Below you can see a printed screen of copy people. In the header menu you can select region, markets, historic results and time period.
And in the next sections you see different top performing traders in different categories. First category is editor’s choice, followed by top investors, and trending. These are followed by more categories out of the picture which are most copied, lowest risk score, medium risk score
CopyFunds, CopyPortfolios CopyPortfolios are investment vehicles that bundle together a collection of financial assets. The assets are picked and re-picked, given a pre-determined strategy. eToro offers a function they call Copy Funds, which means that you do not copy an individual trader without a basket of traders or a basket of cryptographic currencies or other assets (Shares, currencies, Index etc)
These should not be confused with ETFs or hedge funds.
Top trader copyfunds
This is a basket of several trades instead of a trader. All portfolios have a clear strategy and many are management by eToro, ie. they invest in a number of different traders with a pre-programmed strategy. -Market copyfunds This is market access, which is a basket of cryptographic currencies or other asset classes such as shares and currencies. Examples of baskets are
- CryptoPortfolio: This is a diversified crypto portfolio focusing on cryptocurrencies with a market cap over $ 1 billion and an average daily trading volume or over $ 20 million throughout the month. The weight of each component is decided proportionally according to its market cap, with a minimum of 5%. This is a portfolio management product at eToro.
- Crypto-Currency: The portfolio´s allocation is based on the market cap of Bitcoin and Ethereum. The portfolio is rebalanced at the beginning of each month and managed by eToro´s investment committee.
- Examples of other CopyPortfolios are: MobilePayments, Cybersecurity, Driverless, CannabisCare
Popular investor program
When they are copied by other people, Popular Investors earn fixed payments and up to 2% of their annual assets under management (AUM). These payments are in addition to any profits made from their own trading.
What are the benefits of eToro Bitcoin Social Trading?
- No trading skills required
- Takes a minute to set up a copy account
- The crowd wisdom is always better than the individual knowledge
- Easy to follow several different traders
- There is a lot of information to learn from each other
What are the disadvantages of eToro Bitcoin social trading?
- Traders can use several accounts and you only see the good account and think that it is a trader to learn from
- High fees to copy trader.
- You can control your own trading when you choose to copy
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First Mover: The FOMO Takes Over as PayPal Play Sparks Bitcoin Rally to $13K
Bitcoin (BTC) was higher, following through on the upside after Wednesday’s 7.4% jump to a new 2020 high. It was the biggest single-day increase in almost three months.
The surge past $12,000, with prices now around $13,000, came after the consumer payments giant PayPal announced it would allow its 346 million customers to hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and to use the digital assets to shop at the 26 million merchants on its network.
“Traders are now eyeing for BTC to test the $14,000 long-term resistance from 2019, which we believe should be breached in the coming months ahead,” Lennard Neo, head of research for the cryptocurrency-focused structured-products firm Stack Funds, wrote early Thursday in a report.
In traditional markets, European indexes slid and U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open as lawmakers in Washington failed to agree on a new economic stimulus package as data showed a rising number of coronavirus cases.
The official confirmation Wednesday that PayPal was pushing into cryptocurrencies (reported months ago by CoinDesk’s Ian Allison) ignited a fresh rally in prices for bitcoin, already seen as one of the world’s top-performing asset classes this year.
And it might be the fear of missing out, or FOMO, that now pushes bitcoin prices even higher.
“Big moves can trigger periods of pure FOMO,” Matt Blom, head of sales and trading for the publicly traded cryptocurrency financial firm Diginex, wrote Thursday. “Sophisticated traders are definitely aware of the opportunity.”
The FOMO instinct might be especially strong as the coronavirus-infected economy relegates Wall Street stock and bond traders to hoping for trillion-dollar stimulus packages just to keep asset prices from falling.
“Markets are pretty aggressively priced,” said George Pearkes, global macro strategist at Bespoke Investment Group, told Bloomberg News.
Bitcoin appears to get uplift from new stimulus announcements, since many cryptocurrency investors see it as a hedge against inflation. But digital assets also get the benefit of the doubt as a new technology that might revolutionize the financial industry, or as a form of payment that might find adoption from Argentina to Nigeria.
“This coalescing of fintech and bitcoin is yet another bullish development for investors,” Zac Prince, CEO of the crypto lender BlockFi, told CoinDesk in an email.
With just a couple months left in 2020, the largest cryptocurrency is on track to outperform — by far — pretty much every other major traditional asset class, from stocks to bonds to gold. It would be the second year in a row that’s happened.
Bitcoin prices, which doubled in 2019, are now up 80% so far this year. That compares with 6.3% for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of large U.S. stocks and a 27% increase for gold.
“It’s the sheer scale of PayPal’s reach that is attracting the headlines,” Jason Deane, an analyst for the foreign-exchange and cryptocurrency analysis firm Quantum Economics, wrote in a report. “This could well go down in history as a watershed moment, the point at which bitcoin goes properly mainstream.”
Such speculation might just be hype, sheer folly, a bubble mentality. Or it might be inevitable. Or all of the above.
– Bradley Keoun
Bitcoin’s price rally looks overdone, as per technical indicators. However, these metrics often trap investors on the wrong side of the market and are unreliable.
The cryptocurrency jumped to 15-month highs above $13,200 on Wednesday after online payments giant PayPal added support for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. At press time, bitcoin is trading near $13,000, representing a 20% gain for the month.
The 14-day relative strength index (RSI) is now hovering above 70, indicating overbought conditions. The RSIs on the 4-hour and hourly charts also show the price rally is overdone.
But other measures show that the latest price level might have staying power.
Data extracted from the Bitcoin blockchain show a surge in inflows to cryptocurrency exchanges, typically a sign that sellers are queuing up to sell. According to the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis received a total of 106,519 BTC on Wednesday, the highest daily inflow since Oct. 2.
Even so, prices are holding up, signaling there’s also a strong bid from interested buyers. It’s not unprecedented: A similar spike in inflows was observed Sept. 4, but the cryptocurrency rallied to 15-month highs.
All things considered, the price rally is likely to continue.
– Omkar Godbole
Read More: Above $13K: Bitcoin Unfazed by Profit Takers After Rise to 2020 High
Litecoin (LTC): Paypal’s decision to support litecoin on its platform may sit at odds with the community, but its helped boost its value over the last 24-hours.
Digital-asset brokerage Voyager Digital agrees to buy French crypto exchange LGO, will issue 1M shares (currently around 50 cents each) for the acquisition and undertake token merger (CoinDesk)
DeFi yield-farming platform Harvest Finance doubles total collateral value locked to $704M in one week, unseating decentralized derivatives exchange Synthetix (CoinDesk)
Popular cryptocurrency options exchange Deribit will require all users to be ID verified before end of year (CoinDesk)
Crypto exchange Kraken officially restarts trading operations for Japanese customers (CoinDesk)
U.S. commodities-market regulator issues advisory to brokers on how to look after users’ digital currencies in segregated accounts, part of “holistic framework” (CoinDesk)
Nigerian bitcoin peer-to-peer trade volume grows amid rising tensions over alleged police corruption, as locals look for easy ways to send remittances and shelter savings from inflationary domestic currency (CoinDesk):
The latest on the economy and traditional finance
More than 5,000 job cuts at Hong Kong airline Cathay has left local real estate market reeling (Bloomberg)
U.S. stimulus package unlikely to pass before Nov. 3 election, Goldman Sachs says (CNBC)
Mere prospect that the Federal Reserve might intervene in bond markets is keeping U.S. Treasury yields close to historic lows (Bloomberg)
More than half of all small- and medium-size businesses in Europe are fearful for their survival in next 12 months (Reuters)
Alibaba to buy more than a fifth of fintech giant Ant Group’s potentially $35B IPO (Bloomberg)
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Ethereum Gains 6% Intraday, Sets Sights For 2020 Higher High
Bitcoin shocked the finance world yesterday rocketing more than $1,000 to over $13,000 per BTC at the high. Today, Ethereum is following suit, with 6% already on the books and a chance to soar much higher is here.
Here’s what to watch for in ETH and the signs to watch for if the Bitcoin soak up all the limelight, and has followed the top cryptocurrency’s showstopping pump yesterday with a rally of its own.
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Following a breakout from an inverse head and shoulders bottoming pattern, Ethereum has already risen 6% intraday from low to high, all while Bitcoin has pulled back
Ethereum breaks out from bottoming formation, targets retest of 2020 highs | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
Another 2020 Higher High Could Be Next For Top Ranked Ethereum’s outperformance of Bitcoin on the USD pair can also be reflected in the duo’s ratio. On the ETHBTC trading pair, Ethereum has also gained over 5% on the day against the leading crypto asset by market cap.
Bitcoin set a new 2020 high yesterday but has still come up short of setting a higher high over the 2019 peak. Ethereum, however, has done so, and another higher high in 2020 would point to a continued uptrend into the next year.
Top-ranked altcoin begins to overtake Bitcoin on ratio | Source: ETHBTC on TradingView.com
Both top crypto assets benefitted enormously from yesterday’s reveal that PayPal would soon support them, alongside Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. With both Bitcoin and Ethereum looking this bullish, and other altcoins following, a new crypto bull market could finally be brewing.
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Franklin Templeton Join Series A For Institutional Bitcoin Custody Provider Curv
Curv, an institutional crypto asset custody provider, today announced that global investment firm Franklin Templeton and fintech-focused venture capital firm Illuminante Financial Management have joined its Series A funding round — which already included CommerzVentures, Coinbase, Digital Currency Group, Team8 and Digital Garage.
“Curv is driving traditional institutional and crypto native demand for digital assets through multi-party computation (MPC) security technology, a critical requirement to safely transfer, store and manage any digital asset on any blockchain or DLT,” according to a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine. “Their solution is used by dozens of institutions across the globe, including Franklin Templeton, which plans to leverage Curv’s infrastructure to expand into the burgeoning digital asset market.”
- Curv uses a cloud-based wallet to manage digital assets, including bitcoin, on behalf of institutions. It also insures up to $50 million of digital assets for clients
- The release credited a recent announcement from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency allowing nationally-chartered banks to custody cryptocurrency for clients and similar announcements from other regulatory bodies with encouraging traditional financial institutions to collaborate with Curv on managing crypto assets
- “The addition of Franklin Templeton is a barometer of the traditional industry’s shift into digital assets and a broader desire to bring public blockchain-based offerings to market,” Curv CEO Itay Malinger said, per the release.
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