Please read the following risk warnings carefully before using the Cryptocurrency Service.
This document provides you with information about the risks associated with using the Cryptocurrency Service, which allows you to buy or sell interests in cryptocurrency via a Cryptocurrency Exchange.
The trading of interests in virtual currencies (including the Supported Cryptocurrencies) entails certain risks. This document provides you with information about some of these risks, but cannot predict all of the risks which may arise nor can it describe how such risks relate to your personal circumstances. If you are in any doubt about whether the Cryptocurrency Service is right for you, you may wish to seek guidance from a professional adviser.
You should carefully assess whether your financial situation and tolerance for risk is suitable for any form of exposure to cryptocurrencies.
Prices can fluctuate on any given day. Because of such price fluctuations, you may gain or lose value of your assets any moment. Currency may be subject to large swings in value and may even become worthless. You should carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances and financial resources. We have highlighted some of those risks below.
Traders put their trust in a digital, decentralized and partially anonymous system that relies on peer-to-peer (network in which interconnected nodes ("peers") share resources amongst each other without the use of a centralized administrative system) networking and cryptography to maintain its integrity. This means that there is no central bank that can take corrective measure to protect the value of Cryptocurrency in a crisis or issue more currency and should only invest what you can afford to lose.
Since the blockchain is an independent public peer-to peer network and is not subject to regulation or control by any authority or firm, we are not responsible for any failure, mistake, error and/or breach which shall occur on the blockchain or on any other networks in which the Supported Cryptocurrencies are being issued and/or traded.
We do not own or control the underlying software protocols which govern the operation of the Supported Cryptocurrencies. In general, the underlying protocols are open source and anyone can use, copy, modify, and distribute them.
The underlying protocols of the Supported Cryptocurrencies are subject to sudden changes in operating rules (‘forks’), and such forks may materially affect the value, function, and/or even the name of the Supported Cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency trading is probably susceptible to irrational (or rational) bubbles or loss of confidence, which could collapse in demand relative to supply. For example, due to the fundamentals of the cryptocurrency trading system’s functioning, it is vulnerable to fluctuations in the level of confidence of market participants, which directly affects the level of demand or supply. The level of confidence can be affected both by purely economic factors and non-economic, including technological ones.
Cryptocurrency transactions are irreversible. If you send Cryptocurrency to an incorrect address, or send the wrong amount, you cannot get it back. We will not be liable for executing a transaction if the instruction relates to an incorrect address.
Given the various risks attaching to cryptocurrency exchanges (including the uncertain legal environment), it is possible that a Cryptocurrency Exchange could suspend or terminate its relationship with us and sometimes won’t tell us why. In these circumstances, we may have to suspend the Cryptocurrency Service ourselves but we will try to transfer the underlying Supported Cryptocurrency to another Cryptocurrency Exchange as soon as possible.
When you use the Cryptocurrency Service to buy interests in one or more of the Supported Cryptocurrencies, they will be held on your behalf by a third party (usually the Exchange) who will act as custodian (the “Custodian”). Records will be held by the Cryptocurrency Exchange and us to show that the Supported Cryptocurrencies are held on your behalf and do not belong to any third party.
The Supported Cryptocurrencies may be held on an “omnibus basis” with the Custodian, which means that your interests may be held at a single blockchain address together with those of other customers of that Custodian. If the Custodian becomes insolvent, there may be delays in identifying the assets belonging to you. There may be also be an increased risk of loss if there should be a shortfall between the assets held in the Custodian’s omnibus account and the claims of all of its customers (in which case, you may have to share proportionately in that shortfall with other customers).
Otherwise, in the event of insolvency of the Custodian, please note there is no specific legal protection that covers you for losses arising from any Supported Cryptocurrencies that were held with such Custodian. This could mean that you have no specific rights under insolvency law to recover cryptocurrency held by the Custodian and you may be treated as an ordinary creditor of the same.
Our platform may suffer the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connections which may lead to communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays in payments and trading. You acknowledge that We will not be responsible for that.
It is possible that a national or supranational regulator may take unilateral action to legislate the cryptocurrency market in a manner which prevents or encumbers the proper operation of the market in your jurisdiction. This may impact whether we can offer the Cryptocurrency Service to you.
Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained on Our platform are provided as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice.
Before buying or selling Cryptocurrency, you should educate yourself about digital currencies. Buying and selling entails risks and could result in a complete loss of your funds. You should carefully overthink whether your financial situation and tolerance for risk is suitable for buying, selling or trading Cryptocurrency.
We do not solicit or make any representation that Crypto Assets are an investment vehicle. Neither We nor anyone else has an obligation to buy back your Crypto Assets in the future. It is completely and only your responsibility to manage your cryptocurrency portfolio, you are not protected by any government or central bank and should only invest what you can afford to lose.