As you may already know, I am a staunch supporter of cryptocurrency and I am always looking for different ways to purchase and store my currencies. Because I am so interested in in cryptocurrency, you will often find me reading articles and watching Youtubers that specialize in crypto. While doing my research, I often see advertisements for Etoro Cryptocurrency Exchange, but I never paid much attention to them due to the fact that there are so many options out there in the marketplace. Etoro finally caught my attention last week with the new “Copy Traders” feature so I decided to give them a try.
The Copy Traders feature allows you to set your Etoro account to follow and mimic the trades of various Top Traders on Etoro. Instead of doing hours of research, I can now just copy a top trader and wait for the profits to pile in. Well, that’s what the commercial said but of course we all know investing does not always work like that. The concept sounded too good to be true but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to earn some easy gains so I set up an account with Etoro.
The initial sign up for Etoro Cryptocurrency Exchange is relatively painless and easy. They do require KYC which is an abbreviation for “Know Your Customer”. Many crypto fans hate this law because the original vision of Nakamoto Satoshi, the creator of Bitcoin which led to the creation of all cryptocurrencies was to get away from the ever watching eye of governments and fiat currencies. For me, I don’t mind that much because I choose to pay taxes on whatever my gains are and to stay in good legal standing. During the KYC process, they will ask you to provide everything that you would for a new bank account. The one item not required that is required by other investment firms is a copy of your driver’s license.
Once all that is done, they forward you directly to the deposit feature that lists a large number of banks. Unfortunately, my preferred bank was not listed and this sent me scrambling for other methods to fund my account. They do offer wire transfers, but this requires a minimum transfer of $500.00 and I was not willing to deposit that much on a test run. I decided to contact their customer support and was very pleased with how quickly they responded to my email. The answer wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but at least I got a prompt answer. That’s major thumbs up for Etoro because lack of quality customer support is a problem with a lot of exchanges. Eventually I remembered that I had an account that I haven’t used for some time and it was listed under available for deposit. The minimum for deposit is $50.00 so that’s exactly what I did.
Once officially in, the first thing that I noticed is that the number of listed currencies was limited. They offer trading for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, Dash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Cardano, IOTA, Stellar, EOS, NEO, Tron, Zcash, and Tezos. To a new trader, this appears to be a lot of options, but in reality it is not. They have listed some of the most popular and reputable currencies on the market to avoid as much volatility as possible in an unpredictable crypto market. I was quite pleased to see Cardano listed. This is currently my favorite project led by Charles Hoskinson and I believe that it has potential to rival Ethereum someday, but I will save that for another blog.
Once I saw the investment options available, I knew Etoro was set up for beginner and novice traders. I don’t think that is a bad thing, but it is good to know who their platform is designed to service. Other trading platforms offer over 200 different cryptocurrencies, but many of them are extremely high risk and should be avoided unless you are an experienced trader. Etoro offers a very easy to use straightforward website, while the more advanced exchanges can be quite confusing at times. I had to appreciate the simplicity of their design.
I then started to browse through the various Top Traders and look through their portfolios. When I finally found a Top Trader with the track record that I was looking for, I decided to copy their account but was unable to. It turns out that you can open an account with as little as $50.00, but you need a minimum of $200.00 deposited into your account before you can use the “Copy Trader” feature. I was a bit disappointed at first, but so is life. I decided to invest half in Tezos and the other half in Ethereum Classic.
So, what do I think of Etoro Cryptocurrency Exchange? I think that the website is very easy to navigate and an excellent option for a new fledgling trader. I remember using other exchanges when I first started out with cryptocurrency and spending hours before fully understanding what features they were offering and how to navigate through the website. If you are an advanced trader, you may be disappointed with Etoro and will feel that they are not the best fit for you. But if you are just looking for ease of trading or trying out the “Copy Trader” feature, Etoro is the exchange for you.
If you have found this narrative helpful and you are planning to join Etoro, please use one of the Etoro Cryptocurrency Exchange links found throughout this page. I will receive credit from Etoro and the money earned will help me keep my website up and running. If you choose to go directly to Etoro, that is fine too. Happy trading with whatever exchange you plan to use