Explore the differences between buying cryptocurrencies and trading them, and discover which is right for you.
|Take ownership of the cryptocurrency.||Speculate on the price of a cryptocurrency without ever taking ownership.|
|Put up the full value of the purchase.||Use leverage, so that you only have to put up a fraction of your total position size up front.|
|Gain direct exposure to one underlying exchange per account.||
Gain indirect exposure to multiple underlying exchanges with one account.
|Wait for an exchange account before you buy or sell.||Start trading straight away, with no need for an exchange account.|
Introductory limits on maximum deposits.
|No maximum deposit limit.|
|Pay deposit and/or withdrawal fees.||No deposit or withdrawal fees.|
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