The responsibility is on you as an investor to be sure whether your cryptocurrency broker is regulated or not, regardless of the claims they make. Thankfully, it is easy to check if your bitcoin broker is regulated by checking on the national financial markets’ regulator in the country your cryptocurrency broker is located (which is, ideally, also the country you are residing in).
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Take WeTrust tokens, for example. This company has not released any figures about either revenue, user base, or any tangible products since its founding in 2016. That did not stop it from having a market cap exceeding over $100 million. This valuation happened as a result of WeTrust promising its investors of the value of WeTrust’s product ecosystem, which essentially constitutes a pre-sale. With pre-sales, however, there is no real mechanism for holding the company accountable to fulfilling its promises to investors. The company can theoretically shut down shop one day without any warning and keep the funds it raised, and WeTrust’s investors will have little legal recourse. This type of fund raising would not have been viable in the public markets, which have much higher requirements for entry.
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Unless you are an insider, this informational asymmetry is bad if left unregulated, because it rigs the game in favor of insiders. In the long run, this will discourage outsiders from investing at all, because they want to avoid losing money. If unmitigated insider trading activity dominates, then investors will eventually become jaded with investing in general and move onto other assets that promote fair trading activities.
If hackers steal your private keys by breaching into your cryptocurrency exchange, then you can permanently lose all your money. And since cryptocurrency transactions are irreversible (because of Blockchain), this loss will be permanent, and nobody will be able to help you. Suing the exchange won’t help either since it can just conveniently declare bankruptcy.
About the author: Steven Hatzakis Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.
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In cryptocurrencies, however, there are no laws protecting outsiders. Why? Simply because regulations have not caught up to the rapid rise in cryptocurrency trading, and also many altcoin founders and exchanges operate outside of the U.S. in countries like Switzerland and Singapore. Many cryptocurrency exchanges also do not collect any identity information (name, national id), etc., which makes tracking and punishing the actual people behind unfair trading activities difficult. Not only that, these exchanges are currently not reporting suspicious activities to any government agency. Therefore, no government has any data to determine whether certain activities are illegal or not, or to convict anyone.