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Spot trading

Spot trading

Spot trading is an easy way to invest and trade. When investing in cryptocurrency, it is usually with spot transactions on the spot market, such as buying BTC at market price.


This is an open financial market, where the processes of buying and selling assets take place in a short time.

The buyer purchases from the seller an asset for fiat currency or an asset negotiated by the parties. Typically, delivery from seller to buyer is instantaneous, but it is often driven by the type of trading asset bought and sold.

Spot markets are also called cash markets, with payments made in advance.

There are several forms of spot markets and they are traded through third-party exchanges. However, it is possible to trade directly, without the intervention of exchanges, through over-the-counter transactions.


Spot traders make a profit by acquiring assets in anticipation of rising asset prices.

When this happens, and the price rises to the optimal for the trader, they resell it with the greatest profit for themselves.

Cellular traders often use the so-called shorting, that is, the sale of assets and their re-purchase in the event of a price decline.


Spot trading at BANKOFF is quite simple. You need to have a registered and verified account on our BANKOFF platform. Consider the interface of BANKOFF and learn how to make a spot transaction. For the transition to trading platform, open the main page of BANKOFF, move the cursor to the section «Exchange», select the asset you want to trade and click «Trade».

Next you will see a trade interface with several partitions.

  • At the top of the page are trading pairs of cryptocurrencies and other information about the market, including daily price changes and volume.
  • The order book lists and ranks all open purchase and sale orders. Green orders are purchase orders, and red orders are for sale. When placing a market order for the purchase of an asset you choose the lowest of the offered prices.
  • The following is a chart with adjustable price historical data.
  • In the upper right corner there is a search window for trading pairs. This option allows you to select a cryptocurrency pair to trade on the spot market, as well as mark your favorite pairs by clicking on the asterisk icon.
  • This section creates a purchase or sale order.

Lets look at the simplest spot deal you can make: a market order. Suppose you want to buy Bitcoin (BTC) in the amount of $5000 (USDT). To do this, you need to enter 5000 in the field «USDT Sum» and click «Buy BTC».

Advantages and disadvantages of spot markets

Every trade and strategy you face has its own advantages and disadvantages. Understanding this will help you reduce risks and trade more confidently. Spot trading is one of the easiest, but it also has strengths and weaknesses.

Advantages of spot markets

  • Prices are transparent and are only regulated by supply and demand in the market.
  • Spot trading is attractive due to the simplicity of its rules, expected rewards and risks.
  • Spot trading makes it easy to enter and exit a position at any time.
  • If you are not going to make short-term transactions, you do not have to worry about the amount of funds available.


Depending on what you trade, spot markets may leave you with assets that are uncomfortable to hold.

The need for stability for some assets, individuals and companies.

The potential profit from spot trading is much smaller than from futures and margin.


Spot trading is one of the most common ways of trading, especially for beginners. While the spot market may seem easy to trade, it is always good to know its strengths, weaknesses and potential strategies.



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