AFM: Unauthorised websites offering trading in cryptoasset derivatives

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de resolution (ACPR) warn the public about a number of unauthorised online investment services in France for derivatives whose underlyings include crypto assetsThe AMF and the ACPR are publishing a list of new websites and entities offering trading of investments oncryptocurrency derivativeswithout authorisation in France.Here is the websites recently identified:

-www.bforfinance.com

-www.coin-financial.com

-www.gwt-capital.com

-www.jbcapitals.com

-www.xcoinbroker.com

A list of all unauthorized sites to offer trading of cryptocurrencyderivatives is available in the AMF’s website (section: Espace épargnants > Protéger son épargne > Listes noires) and Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service -ABE IS’swebsite (section: Vos démarches > Se protéger contre les arnaques > Les listes noires des sites internet et entités non autorisés).

These websites may change very quickly and this list is not intended to be exhaustive.To ensure that the intermediary offering banking or financial products or services is authorised to operate in France, you can view the register of financial agents (https://www.regafi.fr) or the list of authorised intermediaries in the financial investment advisor (FIA) or participating investment advisor (PIA) categories (https://www.orias.fr/search).If the intermediary in question is not onany of the last two lists, we strongly recommend that you should not make use of their services, as they are in breach of the applicable legislation and are not required to comply with basic rules of investor protection, information disclosure and claims handling.

All the websites and/or entities offering investments without authorisation in France are now collected on a single table. This table is updated regularly and ispresented in alphabetic order. The AMF invites investors to frequently visit this page.

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