Understanding and Investing In Cryptocurrencies

What You'll Learn

Cryptocurrencies​ ​have​ ​been​ ​in​ ​the​ ​news​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​lately​ as a result of their ​absolutely​ ​explosive growth​ ​and​ growing ​interest from retail investors​.​ ​In​ ​this​ fast-pasted, ​2-hour course​ ​we'll​ ​cover​ ​blockchains and what they are,​ ​how​ ​to devise​ ​a​ ​trading​ ​strategy,​ ​introduce​ ​you​ ​to​ ​basic​ ​technical​ ​analysis,​ ​and​ ​get​ ​you​ ​set​ ​up​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of the​ ​most​ ​popular​ ​exchanges​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​so​ ​you​ ​can​ ​start​ ​trading​ ​immediately.

Part 1: What​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Cryptocurrency?​

  • Centralized​ ​vs.​ decentralized​ ​data​ ​storage
  • Introduce​ ​blockchain​ ​as​ ​concept​ ​using​ ​Bitcoin​ ​as​ ​an​ ​example
  • Briefly​ ​touch​ ​on​ ​"consensus"​ ​algorithms
  • High​ ​level​ ​history​ ​of​ ​generations​ ​of​ ​cryptocurrencies:​ ​Bitcoin​ ​> ​ ​Ethereum​ ​> ​ ​others Why​ ​do​ ​cryptocurrencies​ ​have​ ​value?

Part 2: Developing​ ​a​ ​Trade​ ​Strategy​

  • How​ ​much​ ​time​ ​do​ ​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​spend​ ​investing:​ ​full​ ​time,​ ​part​ ​time,​ ​1​ ​hr/mo?​ ​These​ ​will determine​ ​your​ ​investment​ ​strategy.​ ​General​ ​rule​ ​of​ ​thumb,​ ​less​ ​time​ ​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​spend,​ ​the longer​ ​term​ ​your​ ​strategy.
  • Overview of​ ​common​ ​strategies:​ ​day​ ​trading,​ ​momentum​ ​trading,​ ​short​ ​term​ ​investing,​ ​arbitrage, long​ ​term,​ ​etc.
  • Warn​ing ​about​ ​tax​ ​implications

Part 3: Technical​ ​Analysis​ ​and​ ​Research​ ​Tools​

  • Stockcharts
  • Coinigy.com​, ​ArbMatrix​​, ​or​ ​​TokenSpread
  • Moving​ ​Average​ ​Convergence​ ​Divergence
  • Coin​ ​Market​ ​Cap and Relative Strength Index

Part 4: Making​ ​Your​ ​First​ ​Trade​

  • Coinbase​ ​accounts ​and their different​ ​types​ ​of​ ​trades
  • Market​ ​vs.​ ​limit
  • Stop​ ​loss
  • Take​ ​profit
  • Intro​ ​to​ ​other​ ​exchanges
  • Kraken
  • Poloniex
  • Bittrex
  • Gemini

Nothing contained on this website or at any of Boulder Digital Arts classes and workshops should be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any security. Nor is it intended as investment, tax, financial or legal advice. Investors should seek such professional advice for their particular situation.

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Presented By Chris Eigner

Chris Eigner

Chris Eigner is the Chief Technology Officer at Colorado Blockchain Capital, one of the first few digital asset hedge funds in the world. He has over 10 years experience building software and managing teams. He got started building applications on Facebook before moving on to a payments company in San Francisco where he managed 20 people across 3 teams. This year he married his interests in cryptocurrencies and finance by starting a hedge fund with two other partners.

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