- The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a warning regarding the unregistered JPEX cryptocurrency exchange, potentially subjecting it to criminal liability for marketing to the Hong Kong public without a license.
- The SFC emphasizes its commitment to enforcing regulatory standards for virtual asset trading platforms and advises investors to exercise caution when evaluating investment advice, particularly from social media influencers who may lack professional expertise.
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a stern warning regarding the JPEX cryptocurrency exchange.
The SFC has cautioned that JPEX may potentially face criminal liability for these violations and has expressed unease about the exchange’s high earning service, which offers returns as high as 20%, suggesting it poses significant risks to investors.
In a comprehensive statement, the SFC clarified that none of the entities operating under the JPEX Group umbrella have obtained the necessary licenses from the SFC to operate a virtual asset trading platform in Hong Kong. This lack of regulatory approval raises serious concerns about the exchange’s compliance with established industry standards and investor protection measures.
The SFC has emphasized its unwavering commitment to enforcing regulatory standards within the virtual asset trading platform space. It has vowed to take rigorous enforcement actions against individuals and entities found to be in violation of the SFC’s virtual asset trading platform framework.
In addition to concerns about unregistered cryptocurrency exchanges, the SFC has also alerted investors to exercise caution when evaluating investment opportunities. The SFC highlighted the prevalence of social media influencers and internet celebrities who share investment advice on various platforms.
These individuals often engage in paid promotions and may lack professional expertise in finance and investments. Investors are strongly advised to critically assess the credibility of such sources and exercise due diligence before making investment decisions.
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