Bitcoin is not liquid, on mature markets, traders would take immediate advantage of large price variations by buying at the lowest price and selling at the highest price, normally in a matter of seconds. Nobody should have to sell bitcoin urgently because they need the cash, for one thing. But if there are buyers there have to be sellers, and normal financial markets depend utterly on the ability to transact quickly, at known prices, no matter how volatile price swings may. But many bitcoin backers also believe (or hope) that bitcoin will become a mainstream financial instrument, similar to gold or other commodities. We've used our methods with great success, and we'd like to share our successes with the rest of the world, free of charge! The lack of legal basis and the impossible of reverse a transaction, makes bitcoin almost impossible to recover in case of a fraud. On established financial markets, there can be very minor discrepancies in prices"d simultaneously on various exchanges but never in the range of 15 of a securitys entire value. If you cant sell when the price is rising, it might not be that big a deal. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. The main problem (still since its foundation) is that bitcoin is not completely legal; it is used by many people around the world but that begin said, its not legislated with one law.
So there shouldnt come a time when I need to sell on a moments notice. Follow him on Twitter: @rickjnewman. But if you cant sell when the price is falling, that could be a major problem that compounds losses, intensifies selling pressure and wrecks confidence in the cryptocurrency. Its probably not necessary for people with small holdings, unless you profoundly distrust exchanges to safeguard your investment. Anybody investing in it should be prepared for disruptions and other risks. Such Coinbase crashes have occurred sporadically during heavy trading days since 2015, at least. We're a new, small operation focused on one simple goal: to guide Bitcoin enthusiasts when the inevitable question arises. Thats where my bitcoin resides. That wrecks the market.