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  In the past few weeks, the crypto industry has been in the news – this time for bad reasons. The crypto market is currently at rock bottom, affecting many crypto startups in Nigeria as well the confidence of traders. For example, Quidax, a Nigerian crypto exchange company that has processed over $3 billion in crypto transactions, laid off a fifth of its staff earlier in November, noting a need to be “more capital-efficient” to endure the winter.
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The four-year-old company fired employees from its marketing, engineering, business, and product teams, as the drop in the value of cryptocurrencies reduced transaction volumes and, consequently, company revenues. Another Lagos-based startup, Nestcoin disclosed that it laid off its staff because $4 million of its operating capital had been deposited with FTX, but Quidax said its problems are unconnected to FTX’s collapse. The company claimed that customer funds are safe and that it is not on the brink of closing down. Other companies that laid off a huge number of their workforce include Nestcoin and Lazerpay. These events have only shown us that cryptocurrency trading can be a lucrative venture, but it also comes with a high level of risk. As with any investment, it’s important for traders to carefully manage their risk and minimize their potential losses. Here are a few tips for minimizing losses in cryptocurrency trading:
  • Diversify Your Portfolio

One of the key ways to reduce your risk in cryptocurrency trading is to diversify your portfolio. This means not putting all your eggs in one basket, but rather investing in a range of different cryptocurrencies. This way, if one particular cryptocurrency takes a hit, your overall portfolio won’t be as affected.
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  • Use Stop-loss Orders

 A stop-loss order is a tool that automatically sells your cryptocurrency if it drops to a certain price. This helps to limit your potential losses by ensuring that you don’t hold onto a cryptocurrency that is rapidly losing value.
  • Be Prepared For Volatility

Cryptocurrency markets are known for their volatility, so it’s important to be prepared for sudden price movements. This means having a plan in place for how to handle both sudden gains and sudden losses.
  • Stay Up-to-date With The Latest News And Developments

In order to make informed trading decisions, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the cryptocurrency space. This means regularly checking for news about the cryptocurrencies you’re interested in and staying on top of any changes that might impact their value.
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  • Wield Risk Management Strategies

There are a number of different risk management strategies that traders can use to minimize their potential losses in cryptocurrency trading. For example, some traders use a strategy called “dollar-cost averaging,” which involves investing a fixed amount of money in a cryptocurrency at regular intervals. This helps to smooth out the impact of volatility and reduces the risk of buying at the top of a market bubble.

Final Words

Overall, minimizing losses in cryptocurrency trading requires a combination of careful planning, risk management, and staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the market. By following these tips, traders can reduce their risk and maximize their chances of success in the volatile world of cryptocurrency trading. Featured Image Source: CoinDesk
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This article was first published on 22nd December 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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