Drawbacks of Cryptocurrency Exchanges
What is a Cryptocurrency?
The word Cryptocurrency is originated from two distinct words i.e. Crypto which refers to Data encryption and Currency which refers to Medium of exchange. Cryptocurrency exists only in digital form and it is intangible. Cryptocurrency can be termed as an alternative to hard cash and plastic money, which we use in daily life for making payments.
Does Indian Government support the legality of Cryptocurrency?
In 2018, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified a complete ban on purchase and sale of Cryptocurrency in India. Subsequently, petitions have been filled by various Association in Supreme Court of India staring at the legality of Cryptocurrency. In early March 2020, Supreme Court of India lifted the ban on Cryptocurrency in India. Thus, Cryptocurrency is NOT legal in India, only trading is legal. However, Indian government clearly stated that Cryptocurrency cannot be termed as legal tender.
Mechanism of how the Cryptocurrency is traded:
The entire trading of Cryptocurrency is done virtually on various online platforms. People can buy and sell Cryptocurrency virtually by using centralized or decentralized exchanges.
Centralized Vs Decentralized Exchanges:
Centralized Exchanges refers to the exchanges which is operated by a recognized exchange. They are similar to well organized Financial market. All the transactions of the Cryptocurrency are carried by the recognized exchange with no hassle borne by traders. All the private data /keys are in the custody of the exchanges. Centralized Exchanges provide users with decent UI and an extra two step authentication safety feature ensuring the maximum security of their account. The major disadvantage of these exchanges are if they get hacked, traders will slack all the money invested in Cryptocurrency.
List of some well-known Centralized Exchanges:
Decentralized Exchanges doesn’t control the private keys. Users have the complete authority and control on their trades, funds and private keys. Everything is managed by the users itself, giving them the maximum transparency and flexibility. Although, Decentralized Exchanges have their own disadvantages like poor UI, low liquidity and doesn’t deal with huge amount of transaction. Trading on Decentralized exchanges is a tedious task with many steps to perform before the trade executes. In Decentralized exchanges every transaction has to be signed by you.
List of some well-known Decentralized Exchanges:
Drawbacks of Cryptocurrency Exchanges:
As the complete trading of Cryptocurrency is carried digitally, cybersecurity issues are the major concerns while trading the Cryptocurrency. Exchanges have all your private data like email-id, personal details, details about all the transactions and IP address. There is high risk of the website getting hacked and losing the invested money. Such incidents occurred in 2019 when personal data was stolen and huge amount of funds were demanded by hackers.
World’s well-know centralized exchange, Binance was robbed by 7,000 Bitcoins from their online platform. Binance is famous for its security and innovative products. Beside all this, hackers committed the offense. Later, the loss suffered by the customers were borne by the company but this shows how risky it is to deal with Cryptocurrency.
Overcoming Centralized & Decentralized Exchanges Drawbacks:
Alternative for Centralized & Decentralized Exchanges can be the platforms where instant Cryptocurrencies are exchanged without any compulsion of registration and submission of all your personal details.
In the market, ChangeNow is a platform which provides the similar service as mentioned above. ChangeNOW is a non-custodial crypto swap which does not demand any kind of government proof ID, address proof, contact number or email ID. In this platform, users do not need to verify themselves. In simple words, ChangeNow is just a swapping tool. All the major Cryptocurrency is available for trade in this trading platform. This tool can be used by anyone in the world. The platform claims they use an automated risk management system to check all transactions. This can help to gain the trust of traders.
Nonetheless, this cannot be picked as an ideal platform to trade Cryptocurrency. Even this platform has its own set of drawbacks. The major drawback is this platform is a bit high-priced as compared to other. In a nutshell, the trader should keep all the advantages and disadvantages of all the trading platforms available and choose wisely, whichever fits all their needs flawlessly.