UK’s FCA crypto derivatives ban may push retail investors to riskier grounds

UK’s FCA crypto derivatives ban may push retail investors to riskier grounds

U.K.’s FCA banning retail investors from engaging with crypto derivatives takes away risk hedging opportunities. It has stated a variety of reasons for why the products cannot be “reliably valued” by retail consumers, such as financial crime, volatility and an inadequate understanding of crypto assets being the main ones. It was estimated that retail investors will save $53 million due to this ban. This is despite the FCA releasing a research stating that U.K. consumers have invested an estimated $2.6 million in crypto assets.Although the main intention of this ban is to protect retail....


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