Bitcoin, altcoins, and cryptocurrencies, in general, are always in the news – for the right/wrong reasons depending on whom you ask. Cryptocurrencies still generate a fair mix of support and skepticism from the general market but there's no denying the fact that its mass-market adoptionis an inevitable event. For people who missed the boat on Bitcoin, there are more than 1600 other cryptocurrencies in the market, most of which are promising to disrupt industries, markets, and economies.
However, for newbie cryptocurrency investors and traders, it might be somewhat difficult to know where and how to get started, especially with the sheer size of information overload in the market. I'm assuming that you've already read up on cryptocurrencies and understand the basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain. This piece provides a simple beginner's guide to trading cryptocurrencies.