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The UK Regulatory Authority Issues a Warning to 143 Cryptocurrency Enterprises, Including Huobi/HTX and KuCoin

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The UK’s Regulatory Authority Sounds the Alarm on 143 Unregistered Cryptocurrency Companies, Raising Concerns About Regulatory Gaps Prominent players such as the cryptocurrency exchange Huobi/HTX and the digital asset trading platform KuCoin have been flagged in the FCA’s advisory. The FCA’s action has reverberated throughout the investor community, underscoring the pressing demand for enhanced regulatory supervision within the cryptocurrency sector.


UK Financial Watchdog Cautions Against Unregistered Cryptocurrency Enterprises
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom has sounded the alarm on 143 cryptocurrency firms that are operating without the necessary authorization in the country. This stern warning highlights the FCA’s apprehension regarding these unregistered entities, which lack the vital regulatory oversight that protects investors. Among the notable companies mentioned in the advisory are the popular cryptocurrency exchange Huobi/HTX and the digital asset trading platform KuCoin.

Bitcoin being taken out of a black leather wallet containing credit cards with bitcoins in the background. Photo taken in the UK in November 2022.

The FCA underscores the inherent risks for investors, emphasizing that individuals engaging with these unregistered firms won’t benefit from legal protection. As such, the regulator urges investors to exercise vigilance, as they could potentially fall victim to fraudulent schemes without recourse to legal remedies in the event of losses.

Rising Regulatory Scrutiny and Implications for Non-Compliant Platforms
The recent decision by the FCA to name Huobi/HTX and KuCoin among the unregistered cryptocurrency firms has sent shockwaves through the investor community. It underscores an emerging pattern of platforms failing to meet regulatory standards and subsequently facing adverse repercussions. Analysts suggest that this announcement could trigger a cascade effect, compelling numerous other companies to grapple with intensified regulatory scrutiny. These developments further underscore the imperative for enhanced regulatory supervision in the inherently volatile cryptocurrency sector.

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