ESMA ponders crypto CFD ban, consults on complex retail derivs

The European Securities and Markets Authority on Thursday kept up the pressure on providers of complex retail derivatives products by announcing a short consultation on crack-down measures, including a potential ban on cryptocurrency contracts for difference.

  • By Costas Mourselas
  • 18 Jan 2018
The pan-European securities watchdog said that it was looking into leverage limits ranging from 5:1 to 1:1 on initial margin posted for cryptocurrency CFDs, or even potentially banning them for use by retail customers altogether. These CFDs deliver an open-ended payout dependent on the performance of the underlying ...

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