Veröffentlicht: 22.01.2018

Exchange

Exchange in the field of cryptocurrencies

 

The term ‘bill of exchange’ usually refers to exchange of money from one currency to another. Most people are familiar with money exchange, mainly from holidays in foreign countries. However, the process also plays an important role in cryptocurrencies.

 

The sheer number of different cryptocurrencies means that many investors switch currencies repeatedly. Such a process can be carried out either with a central crypto-money exchange or between owners in private trading. In a fair version of it, the current market price is taken as a guide.

 

Reasons for exchanging cryptocurrency

 

The question arises: why exchange at all? In fact, most currency purchasers and investors shuffle currencies around because they hope to gain on the other cryptocurrency and achieve a higher value.

 

Such speculation may be the case, for example, when a currency is still relatively unknown, and therefore, its potential is relatively high. This is in contrast with established currencies, where market conditions or saturation mean that these change rates rise only slightly – or not at all.

 

An additional reason for currency exchanges might be to pay for purchases in online shops that accept only a particular type of cryptocurrency. Consequently, this changing between cryptocurrencies may be necessary.

 

For various reasons, investors or purchasers may choose to change crypto money for conventional central bank currencies. Sometimes, this transaction results in a charge, whether a flat fee or a percentage of the sum converted. Most of these changes complete within a few seconds.

 

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