KuCoin is one of the most advanced cryptocurrency exchange

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Log in to www.kucoin.com, and click on the “Exchange” tab.

You will enter the trading market. Depending on which tab you click on, you will see different markets. The options are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Neo (NEO), Tether (USDT), KuCoin Shares (KCS), TrueUSD (TUSD), Paxos Standard Token (PAX), and USD//Coin (USDC). Not all tokens are paired into every market, and the prices may vary depending on the market you are looking at. Also, keep in mind that you should pay attention to the Fiat currency price as well as the price of the Coin that the token is paired with.

If you would like to use BTC to buy KCS, please select the BTC market and use the search box to find KCS. Click on it to enter the KCS/BTC trade pair interface.

Before you trade, you are required to enter your trading password for security. Once you enter it, you will not need to enter it again for 2 hours. It is highlighted in the red box below.

There are four order types for customers. The following is a detailed description:

Limit Order:

A “Limit Order” is an order placed to buy or sell a specified quantity of assets at a specified limit price or better. This involves setting the ideal commission price and quantity. 

For example, if the current market price for KCS is 0.00014712 BTC and you plan to buy 100 KCS when the price drops to 0.00014000 BTC, you can place the order as a limit order.

Operation steps: Select “Limit Order” on the trade portal/interface, enter 0.00014000 BTC in the price edit box and 100 KCS in the quantity edit box. Click “Buy” to place the order.

Market Order:

A “Market Order” is an order placed to buy or sell a specified quantity/amount of assets at the best available price in the current market. In this case, the commission price is not set; only the order quantity or amount is set, and the purchase is made by the set quantity or amount after the purchase.

For example, if the current market price for KCS is 0.00014712 BTC and you plan to buy a sum of KCS valued 1BTC without setting prices, you can place the order as a market order. Market orders will be completed immediately, which is the best way to buy or sell quickly.

Operation steps: Select “Market Order” on the trade portal/interface and enter 1BTC in the amount edit box. Click “Buy” to place the order.

Tip: As the market order would usually be executed immediately, you cannot cancel the order once the order has been placed. You may check the trading details in “Order History” and “Trade History”.

Stop Limit Order:

A “Stop-Limit Order” is an order placed to buy or sell a preset quantity of assets at a preset limit price when the latest price reaches the preset trigger price. This includes setting the ideal commission price and quantity, as well as the trigger price.

For example, if the current market price of KCS is 0.00014712BTC, the support is around 0.00014000BTC, and you believe the price would continue to drop when it breaks through the support, then you could sell it when the price drops to 0.00013500BTC. However, as you are likely not able to follow the market 24/7, you could place a stop limit order to help prevent excessive losses.

Operation steps: Select “Stop Limit Order”, enter 0.00014000 BTC in the trigger price edit box, 0.00013500 BTC in the price edit box, and 100 KCS in the amount edit box. Click “Sell” to place the order. When the latest price reaches or is lower than 0.00014000 BTC, this order will be triggered and the order valued 100 KCS will be placed at a price of 0.00013500 BTC.

Kind Reminder: Market order price is matched by the fittest price in the current trading market, in considering of the price fluctuation, the filled price to a market order is matched higher or lower than the current price. Please check the price and amount through on-floor orders before you place a market order.

Stop Market Order:

A “Market Stop-Loss Order” is an order placed to buy a preset quantity/amount of assets at the current market price when the latest price reaches the preset trigger price. For this type, the commission price is not set, only the trigger price and the order quantity or amount are set. 

For example, if the current market price of KCS is 0.00014000 BTC, the resistance is around 0.00015000 BTC, and you believe the price would continue to rise when it breaks through the resistance, then you could buy more when the price reaches 0.00015000 BTC. However, as you are likely not able to follow the market 24/7 and may worry about the limit stop and not being able to get the order you want, you could place a stop market order.

Operation steps: Select “Stop Market Order”, enter 0.00015000 BTC in the trigger price edit box and 1BTC in the amount edit box. Click “Buy” to place the order. When the latest price reaches or exceeds 0.00015000 BTC, this order will be triggered and executed at the market price.

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