Bitcoin is the most prevailing and prominent cryptocurrency; other forms have similar building blocks. There is no geographical boundaries; you can send and receive cryptocurrency from anywhere in the world. Unlike paper currency, cryptocurrency can be used time and again without soiling. Cryptocurrency trading is irreversible, and units cannot be used twice. No information or consent is required to mine cryptocurrency or wallet. You can anonymously transact cryptocurrency; no personal information is to be furnished. Digital signature protects the integrity and legitimacy of the crypto transaction and keeps the data incontrovertible. A set of keys, private and public create, verify the digital signature. Digital signatures allow cryptocurrency network to catty out a transaction.

Crypto Exchange is a platform where you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Apart from trading activities, these platforms help to discover the price of various cryptocurrencies and facilitate storage. Before the commencement of these platforms, mining and organized trades through online and offline forums was the only avenue to invest and trade in these digital assets. Now, hundreds of exchanges offer a range of digital assets with varying security features and fee structure. Choose an exchange that goes well with your personal needs, price and security expectations. Some exchanges only offer trading facilities, while others tender a spectrum of products and service. 


Involves financial goals and risk

Trading in stock or cryptocurrency involves financial goals and risk, which drastically differs from person to person. Take account of your personal risk appetite and goal while trading, investing in cryptocurrency. There are many types of exchanges dealing in cryptocurrencies. Some conventional capital market brokers act as intermediaries between cryptocurrency markets and investors willing to buy and sell digital assets. You can log on to an online broker and purchase cryptocurrency at a preset price determined by the broker. 

Centralized exchange trading in cryptocurrency is managed by a third party (exchange operator). The management ensures the trading is done seamlessly; with a bank account, debit/credit card, you can buy cryptocurrency instantly. You need to pay a commission to the exchange operator for the transaction. You can buy /sell cryptocurrency with fiat currency or other cryptocurrencies.


Crypto Exchange works like conventional stock exchanges

 A decentralized exchange does not require a third party and operates on Blockchain technology. A DEX does not have a governing body to supervise transaction and usage; it is essentially open-source, peer-to-peer trading. These exchanges are safer than centralized ones, but you need to have some technical skill to trade in these exchanges. 

Crypto Exchange works like conventional stock exchanges, matching buyer and sellers. You first need to register before you commence trading. Once the KYC is verified, the account is active, and you can fund it with fiat currency or digital currency. The commission charged by an exchange is per trade basis. By default, the commission is calculated on the quote currency volume and figured in percentage. In certain crypto pair trade, the fee is calculated on the base currency, which is specified in the fee structure. You can avail of margin allowance limits which are a total per currency, not a total per position. The allocated fund from the margin pool is reverted when you close a position, short or long.