Cryptocurrencies have attracted the attention of investors and traders, beginners and experts,
believers and sceptics. No other asset in history has recorded such jaw-dropping growth, with
Bitcoin prices skyrocketing from around $400 in January 2016 to above $4,000 by August 2017
only to cross $20,000 in December 2017. However, digital currencies are among the most
volatile assets, with Bitcoin falling to under $4,000 in March 2019. This volatility offers many
opportunities and opens a number of trading strategies, particularly when combined with
leverage, however traders should be aware that leverage multiplies negatives as well as
positives and could lead to significant losses.