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Make money with crypto without making a trade

Jesse
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There are plenty of reports of investors making huge gains in the crypto market over the years, however, there are plenty more ones on people who have lost money. While investing is designed to increase your personal wealth, many investors are often intimidated by the digital currency market due to its volatility and age. In this piece, we're going to run you through the various ways of making money from cryptocurrencies without making a single trade. 

After the economies around the world were deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, now is as good a time as any to regain control over your funds and use passive income opportunities as a tool to do so. Tap into the innovation available in the crypto space to pay off your mortgage, bond or leverage your pension and forget about fluctuating market prices.

Passive income 101

The least risky way in which to build your personal wealth is through passive income. Passive income involves generating money from investments that don't require any intervention. This includes activities such as earning dividends from stocks, automated sales through a business, monthly or annual rental from properties, etc. 

Another avenue of passive income is earning interest on money in the bank. In this case, the bank will pay you a predetermined percentage of the funds stored in that account. Thankfully, the crypto space has caught up and currently has a number of programs that are offering crypto holders the same benefits, albeit with far greater interest rates. While the regulation surrounding these programs is still being structured, many reliable and trustworthy platforms are offering programs worth taking advantage of.

How to earn passive income with crypto

Below we explore several smart ways in which you can earn a passive income with crypto, all designed to grow your capital. These options are outside of the decentralized finance (DeFi) space so as to avoid any potential problems or scams, rather stick to reliable platforms and networks as outlined below.

Staking

As the crypto space has evolved, many platforms have shifted from the original Proof of Work consensus mechanism to a Proof of Stake one. PoW involves miners competing to solve a complex cryptographic puzzle in order to validate transactions on the network and earn the block reward.

PoS models are less energy-intensive and instead require validators on the network to stake a certain amount of the native cryptocurrency in order to validate the transactions and earn the reward. Anyone can get involved thanks to the likes of PoS platforms like Cardano, Polkadot, and Ethereum 2.0.

Stakers can delegate crypto to a validator and earn a portion of the payouts when the validator completes the process. Requiring very little technical knowledge and minimal capital (each platform is different), staking provides an easy opportunity for a cryptocurrency holder to earn passive income. 

Stakes can also opt to be a validator, which requires a considerable amount of effort and technical information. With two options available when it comes to staking, one can either opt to be a validator or delegate coins to a validator. The former will require more capital and attention but yield higher returns, while the latter provides lower returns but ensures that the validators do all the work. 

Mining

On the other side of the coin, there is mining. Mining is native to PoW networks and involves confirming transactions for a reward. Networks vary in terms of what computer resources one might need, although cheap electricity is essential as these machines typically require large amounts of power. 

The world of mining has progressed in leaps and bounds since the early days of using CPUs to mine Bitcoin. Should one want to explore this path, we advise you do extensive research on the cost implications beforehand. 

Lending

A method favoured by long term investors looking to earn interest on their already accumulated crypto assets, lending involves borrowing the funds to a platform in return for interest. These funds are typically locked away for a certain period of time in exchange for interest payments later on. 

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms usually have a fixed or variable interest rate and will handle the logistics of the borrower and lender. These types of services are often found on platforms that offer margin trading. 

Make money without engaging in any trades, with no betting on the outcome of the market. Passive income from cryptocurrencies can be done simply by storing your already accumulated digital currencies in an income-generating account. Experiences on various platforms will vary, however, in most cases the customer will deposit their funds into a specific account and earn interest in the same currency. Check the platform's publication for guidance if you need any assistance.

Tap'n Earn program

A common mistake when it comes to earning passive income is thinking that it is only available to professionals and high-income individuals, the truth is anyone can take part. With Tap, users can deposit minimum amounts and start earning immediately.

Similar to the staking concept, Tap's Earn program allows users to stake their crypto in a specific wallet and earn passive income. However, unlike staking it does not involve confirming transactions on a network or require a lock-in period.

Through the Tap app, users can move their funds into an Earn wallet and generate yield on those funds weekly. With impressive APYs (annual percentage yields), a range of supported currencies (including both fiat and crypto), no lock-in periods and weekly payouts, Tap's Earn program offers one of the simplest ways in which to earn passive income through crypto. 

Disclaimer: This article is intended for communication purposes only, you should not consider any such information, opinions, or other material as financial advice.