The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned investors about the risks associated with investing in Bitcoin futures.
In the regulator's Investor Alerts bulletin released yesterday, the SEC lists a number of issues investors should consider before making a decision to invest in funds that buy or sell Bitcoin, an investment that the regulator claims is highly speculative.
In particular, the SEC has written:
"Investors should understand that Bitcoin, including gaining exposure through the Bitcoin futures market, is a highly speculative investment."
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In particular, the SEC's warning follows in line with other advice the regulator has given investors in the past. Without going any further, last May the regulator advised investors to think it twice before accessing the Bitcoin futures market.
In particular, in this latest note to investors the SEC informs them they should be aware of the volatility of Bitcoin as well as the asset's futures market, in addition to the lack of regulation and potential fraud or manipulation in the underlying market.