Explore the differences between buying cryptocurrencies and trading them, and discover which is right for you.
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|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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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.