UK’s Ban on Crypto Derivatives Goes Into Effect Today
The Financial Conduct Authority ban on the sale of derivatives and exchange-traded notes was passed in October.
The ban placed by financial regulators in the United Kingdom on the sale of crypto derivatives to retail traders is now in force. On Wednesday, the decision by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority to ban crypto futures and exchange-traded notes finally went into effect.The FCA initially announced the ban back in October 2020 following a year-long consideration of the matter. At the time, the FCA argued that crypto derivatives were ill-suited to retail investors who were at risk of incurring significant losses.Commenting on the decision as the ban went into effect on Wednesday,....
The FCA's ban could prompt some individuals to shift their crypto trading to offshore, unregulated exchanges.
The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned the sale of cryptocurrency derivatives products to retail investors in a move that it says will save the targeted customers £53 million ($68.9 million) in losses each year. The ban comes into effect on January 6, 2021. In a statement on October 6, the regulator declared that the sale, marketing, and distribution of any derivatives including contracts for difference, options, futures, and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) by any local or foreign company operating in the U.K. is banned. The Authority said derivatives based on....
Crypto derivatives are now among the most common financial products on any cryptocurrency exchange or trading platform, thanks to increased interest among the trading community. Trading crypto derivatives has its own advantages as it allows users to mitigate volatility-associated risks and hedge against potential losses. There are various derivatives products that include Swaps, Futures, Forwards, […]
The FCA’s retail investor crypto derivatives ban is a misuse of regulatory authority, argues Noelle Acheson. What’s more, its main justification is one of crypto assets’ strongest features.