What is Cryptocurrency?

The cryptocurrency market explained

Curious about crypto? Our educational resources can help you learn about this new and ever-expanding market.

Before exploring the topic, it’s important to note that CME Group bitcoin futures and CME Group micro bitcoin futures are the only cryptocurrency products available to qualified TD Ameritrade clients on the thinkorswim® trading platform. Not all clients will qualify.

Study up on cryptocurrency

What is cryptocurrency? Unlike fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies aren’t tied to any central bank. Instead of being printed, they’re computed through a vast network of independent computers that work together to keep cryptocurrencies and transactions secure. Our articles and videos will help teach you how crypto can affect the market.

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The Basics of Cryptocurrency

Article | Read up on the fundamentals of the cryptocurrency market.
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Investing Basics:
Bitcoin and Blockchain

Video | Learn how bitcoins stay secure on the blockchain, the public ledger shared across all computers.
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Your Cryptocurrency Playlist

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You know bitcoin. But do you know bitcoin futures?

Wondering how to invest in crypto? While TD Ameritrade does not currently offer cryptocurrency, we do offer access to CME Group (CME) bitcoin futures and CME micro bitcoin futures, which allow qualified clients to tap into the bitcoin market without actually owning any bitcoin. Read up on the fundamentals to decide if bitcoin futures might fit in with your overall trading strategy.

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Learn the Basics of Bitcoin Futures

Article | Get up to date on the basics of CME bitcoin futures
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Trading Crypto Futures

Trading Crypto Futures

Video | Learn about the risks and rewards that come with trading CME bitcoin futures. 
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New Micro Bitcoin Futures Offer “Smaller Bite” Exposure to Crypto

Article | Learn about a cost-effective way to get exposure to crypto.
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Find out if trading bitcoin futures
is right for you

Learn about potential opportunities in the crypto market with
bitcoin futures and micro bitcoin futures.

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