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Risk Summary
Updated over a week ago

Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk. Below are the key risks associated with it.

Risk of losing all invested money

Crypto assets can experience high volatility, resulting in the possibility of losing all invested funds. Additionally, the largely unregulated nature of the cryptoasset market poses risks such as cyber-attacks, financial crime, and firm failure.

Lack of protection

Investments in this type of investment are not protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) or the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) in case of poor investment performance.

Difficulty in selling investments

Selling crypto assets may not be easy due to market conditions and operational issues like technology outages and cyber-attacks, leading to potential delays in executing sales.

The complexity of investments

Crypto asset investments can be complex, requiring thorough research to understand associated risks. Investors should exercise caution and not rely solely on promises of high returns.

Diversification is key

Investing solely in this type of investment is risky. Spreading investments across different asset classes reduces dependency on any single investment's performance.

For more information on protecting yourself and understanding crypto assets, visit the FCA's website here.

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