Short-term swings come and go. Due to the inherent volatility of crypto assets, historically the easier, and more profitable strategy to make money from crypto is to hold onto what you have.While investment is for the long haul, trading is relatively short-term. The most important aspect of this strategy is the ability to time the market. Even in a down market, crypto traders can make money on temporary upticks provided they know how to analyse the price action.Staking is when a crypto investor can take the tokens they have, lock them in a crypto wallet, and earn rewards for validating transactions on a proof-of-stake (PoS) network.Just as staking is a way to earn money for tokens that run on PoS networks, mining is a way to earn rewards for tokens — like Bitcoin — which function on proof-of-work (PoW). It requires specialised equipment and the competition in the space has been increasing over time with more and more people joining in.Lending is a way for investors to access cash without having to withdraw their tokens by earning an attractive interest rate for lending money to other investors.Catch up on what else is up in the world of cryptocurrencies with Bitter Coin. Here’s the full collection.Bitter Coin Part 1: No one (crypto) coin to rule them allBitter Coin Part 2: The best ‘fit’ for decentralised finance (DeFi)Bitter Coin Part 3: Do you Bitcoin?Bitter Coin Part 4: Crypto romance — Love in the times of blockchainBitter Coin Part 5: Cryptocurrency New Year’s resolutionsBitter Coin Part 6: I know what you did last crypto winter…Bitter Coin Part 7: The Crypto Oracle – do you know what the future holds?Disclaimer: Crypto products and NFTs are unregulated and can be highly risky. There may be no regulatory recourse for any loss from such transactions.