Risk Summary

Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk. What are the key risks? 

You could lose all the money you invest:

  • The performance of most cryptoassets can be highly volatile, with their value dropping as quickly as it can rise. You should be prepared to lose all the money you invest in cryptoassets. 
  • The cryptoasset market is largely unregulated. There is a risk of losing money or any cryptoassets you purchase due to risks such as cyber-attacks, financial crime and firm failure. 

You should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong:

You may not be able to sell your investment when you want to:

  • There is no guarantee that investments in cryptoassets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a cryptoasset depends on various factors, including the supply and demand in the market at that time. 
  • Operational failings such as technology outages, cyber-attacks and comingling of funds could cause unwanted delay and you may be unable to sell your cryptoassets at the time you want. 

Cryptoasset investments can be complex:

  • Investments in cryptoassets can be complex, making it difficult to understand the risks associated with the investment. 
  • You should do your own research before investing. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket:

 

Please learn about the types of cryptoassets and their associated risks

 

Learn more about mitigating risks here.



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