BaFin, The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany has ordered U.K.-based crypto related firm Finatex Ltd ‘s trading platform Crypto-Capitals to shut down cross-border proprietary trading.
According to the BaFin’s official announcement, Finatex Ltd. is directed to immediately stop cross-border proprietary trading on its trading platform, Crypto-Capitals. The announcement further elaborated that, the firm must halt trading because its movement is not permitted by German financial legislation and the German Banking law.
The statement said
The Finatex Ltd. offers options and Contracts for Difference ( CFDs ) on equities, indices, currencies, and commodities on its trading platform www.crypto-capitals.com. By giving its customers access to the options and contracts offered, it conducts proprietary trading within the meaning of § 1 (1a) sentence 2 no. 4 lit. c German Banking Act ( KWG ) as a service to others in the Federal Republic of Germany. However, it does not have the permission required under Section 32 (1) KWG.
According to Finance Magnates, Crypto-Capitals was endeavoring cryptocurrency centered trading commodities such as CFDs in Germany without complying with its monetary law. As mentioned on its website, Crypto-Capitals is an industry driving web-based platform having dedicated account managers and it strives to give everything an ambitious or accomplished investor might need in the world of financial trading.
BaFin has also warned people to regularly check the company’s integrity (identity details, country of establishment, etc.) and to never believe a company if it cannot be precisely recognized.
This isn’t the first time that the German watchdog has warned people about cryptocurrency firms and platforms. There have been numerous bulletins over the years, especially with the way that it addresses retail forex and CFDs negotiating. BaFin’s aim is to follow these objectives: effective, relevant and innovative in supervision, integrated and efficient in working methods and attractive as an employer.
The financial watchdog is also responsible for legal tasks such as the maintenance of financial stability, the stability of individual institutions and companies, market integrity and the collective protection of consumer interests. BaFin uses reliable ideas to strongly develop the consequences of regulatory and supervisory methods. With its dynamic strategy on regulation and guarding people, Germany is actively studying the crypto business for anything that could put investors at risk.
According to its website, the company’s highest priority is to the users’ safety and security, while a broad array of characteristics and mechanisms ensure anyone can join this inspiring world of trading as it is meant to be. It is a web-based platform, dedicated account managers and advanced education, Crypto-Capitals endeavors to give everything an aspiring or experienced investor might require in the world of financial trading.
Just like various other regulators throughout the world, BaFin has said that it is risky to invest in cryptocurrencies, as well as on initial coin offerings (ICOs) if there are unrealistic promises and scams in the industry.
Regulators are playing a key role in administrating and monitoring cryptocurrency world. Just a few days ago, Texas State Securities Board, a Texas state agency responsible for administering and enforcing the Texas Securities Act has taken an emergency action against two crypto mining companies based in Canada and Australia for promising unrealistic returns.
The two firms are AWS Mining and EXY Crypto. The board has issued an emergency cease-and-desist order for the illegal promotion of sham crypto mining investment deals. AWS Mining and its agents and Chief Marketing Officer Josiah Kostek have broken the Texas Securities Act by tempting investors in buying AWS’ unregistered cloud mining power contracts and ensuring a 200% passive return on every investment. The company’s website also proposes investors to secure a multi-level marketing matrix for $20.
The board also issued an emergency cease and desist order to Canada-based firm EXY Crypto. The company used the famous social media platform LinkedIn, to reach its potential victims. the Texas Securities Board further stated that Morgan Nolan, a San Antonio-based promotions manager for EXY Crypto, is giving the investments by using LinkedIn. A strategy director for EXY Crypto, Melissa Spring, pretends to exist in Tyler and is also giving the investments by using LinkedIn.