According to the Decrypt report, UK MPs told Nikhil Rathi, executive director of the Financial Conduct Commission (FCA). Cryptocurrencies They are not investments and the term “investment and investment” should not be used to refer to digital assets.
Conservative MP Harriet Baldwin said the list of unregistered companies dealing with cryptocurrencies could be an obstacle to the regulator’s anti – money laundering regime.
According to the decryption, Baldwin said the list could be used by someone who wants to swindle money, even if it is intended to help.
FCA’s complex relationship with crypto
The Financial Conduct Commission is responsible for monitoring the risk of fraud by companies affiliated with crypto.
According to Decrypt, despite its anti-money laundering policy, regulator reports have recently focused on consumer protection.
In early 2021, the British regulator said consumers should be “prepared to lose all money” if they invest in cryptocurrencies.
In addition, the FCA has stated that in the event of financial losses in cryptocurrencies, it is not possible for crypto investors to be compensated under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
As for the current debate over the use of the words “investment and investment” to refer to digital assets, Rathi has not shown the same interest as MPs. According to Decrypt, the FCA’s Managing Director pointed out:
I suggest we simply say that there should be no compensation for anything related to crypto so that consumers can know this when investing. We will discuss which words to use.