What is Arbitrage?

Arbitrage is the practice of buying and selling the same currency on different markets in order to profit from any price difference between them.

PLEASE NOTE: Cryptopia provides buy, sell, and trade volume data for all coins listed on Cryptopia, against two other cryptocurrency exchanges currently: Bittrex and Bleutrade.

This data can be found on the Cryptopia website under Services – Arbitrage.

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There are other services and methods you can use to compare market prices between cryptocurrency markets but you should do your own research and choose these based on your needs.

A simple way to take advantage of a price difference between markets is to ensure you have an available balance of any currency you wish to potentially trade on each market. Price differences and fluctuations are often time sensitive and trading at any time, on any market, without needing to wait for transactions to complete between one market and another could be beneficial.

For more information on basic trading, see 'How do I trade (for beginners)?' article.