With leveraged Bitcoin trading you can increase your holdings of bitcoin if you already own some and know how to trade the markets or know someone who knows how to trade the markets profitably. (*see below)
Its not for everyone
Its not for everyone though, most of these exchanges offer you to trade the markets on leverage and while leverage can multiple your gains, conversely they also multiply your losses.
But knowing this warning, staying away from this activity if you don't accept the risk and if you're willing to stake your coins on speculating on the financial markets, you can definitely grow your holdings if you know what to do.
If you lost out in the early days of mining bitcoin with your CPU computer but have some magic trading skills or can employ a trader with mad trading skills then you can definitely grow your crypto coin collection.
The best Leveraged Crypto-Trading Platforms
Let's start by listing all the trading platforms that you could be trading on.
These vary from specialised crypto currency futures or options platforms. Traditional Forex Brokers are also now offering crypto currency pairs on their platforms
Bitmex Allows You To Trade Crypto Options With Up To 100X Leverage
BitMEX is a cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform.The next generation of trading products. Register now. High liquidity. 10% trading discount. Fast execution. Unique products. Industry-leading security. Perpetual contract. You can trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with up to 100x leverage. Fast execution, low fees, Bitcoin futures and swaps: available only on BitMEX.
JPMarkets A South African Broker with A Large Choice of Crypto Markets
I am probably biased in their favour because I'm the Sales Manager in the Durban offices of JP Markets and I recommend them as a broker one you should check out.
The spreads on the crypto pairs are horrendous but they do offer Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, BTCEUR (Bitcoin EUR), DSHUSD (Dash), ETCUSD (Ethereum Classic), ETHUSD (Ethereum), IOTUSD (Iota), LTCUSD (Litecoin), XRPUSD (Ripple), ZECUSD (ZCash) thus far.
I hope they add XRMUSD, BTCZAR and other crypto versus ZAR (Rand) CFDs for South African based traders.
Deribit is a European Style Options trading platform with 10x leverage. You can trade bitcoin futures with 30x leverage
One of South Africa's favourite CFD brokers allows you to trade bitcoin or ethereum. You can go long or short either of these pairs and profit from your prediction of the price movements.
Pepperstone is one of the world’s largest Forex brokers, processing over $5.8 Billion worth of trades every day.
Pepperstone offers a range of online trading platform including MetaTrader 4, cTrader, WebTrader and mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and tablets.
Pepperstone offers access to cryptocurrency trading with Bitcoin, leveraged against the US dollar
ETHFinex is a digital asset trading platform with access to highly-flexible centralised and on-chain trading portals, as well as fee-sharing and discussion features. I've only started playing around with ETHFinex now, I'll let you know what I discover as I learn more.
AvaTrade offers traders the opportunity to trade a wide range of top-ranked digital coins 24/7.
Due to the massive popularity of cryptocurrencies over the past couple of years, they have become a conventional and popular asset. Start trading with as little as US$100 and up to 20:1 leverage. Unlike AVATrade's traditional markets, cryptos are traded 24/7, even during the weekend.
Before we continue with the list of places to trade the bitcoin, let's discuss a cryptobot that could help you trade the crypto markets automatically.
Haasonline allows you to build trading robots or as they're known in the jargon of the industry, an Expert Advisor or EA.
Their services will allow you to create any kind of trading system to automatically trade on these markets that we're listing here.
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SimpleFx is similar to 1Broker in that they're a CFD platform that allows you to trade almost any market out there (as long as its listed on their platform).
They allow you to trade on the MT4 platform that many traders are familiar with and if this is an excellent choice for trading markets on margin for advanced traders.
Bitfinex is an exchange that has one of the highest volumes in USD. It also allows for margin trading and multiple altcoins.
It has an interesting service that allows you to lend your currency to those who want to margin trade and receive a daily interest on those loans.
I'm not sure if they're accepting new sign-ups currently, the last time I heard anything from them, they had a $10,000 deposit minimum. If you do manage to create an account and they require a referral code for a discount, use this one HH0T6XEFix