Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading, similar to stock trading, is a mode of earning income from the financial markets. However, many bitcoin traders continue to view bitcoin trading as a side business rather than their main vocation. This may be largely due to the fact that bitcoin exchanges are not yet ready for the big time. Crypto-enthusiasts hope that the big and bulge-bracket financial firms will soon buy and sell bitcoin like any other asset such as stocks, bonds, gold, or currency. However, such trading would entail large volumes, scale, and scrutiny that crypto asset exchanges are not equipped to handle today. Many cryptocurrency exchanges are coming under strain due to home-grown technologies and they face costly technology upgrades or an ugly meltdown. Market shifts happen so fast that you could end up losing money if you don’t act fast. The explosion of trading bots has to be viewed against this background.