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Risk Warning - Notice to UK Users  

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

1.You could lose all the money you invest

The performance of most cryptoassets can be highly volatile, with their value dropping as quickly as it can rise. You should be prepared to lose all the money you invest in crypto assets.

The crypto asset market is largely unregulated. There is a risk of losing money or any cryptoassets you purchase due to risks such as cyber-attacks, financial crime and firm failure.

2.You should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) doesn’t protect this type of investment because it’s not a ‘specified investment’ under the UK regulatory regime – in other words, this type of investment isn’t recognised as the sort of investment that the FSCS can protect. Learn more by using the FSCS investment protection checker here.

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm. Learn more about FOS protection here.

3.You may not be able to sell your investment when you want to

There is no guarantee that investments in crypto assets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a crypto asset depends on various factors, including the supply and demand in the market at that time.

Operational failings such as technology outages, cyber-attacks and comingling of funds could cause unwanted delay and you may be unable to sell your crypto assets at the time you want.

4.Cryptoasset investments can be complex

Investments in crypto assets can be complex, making it difficult to understand the risks associated with the investment.

You should do your own research before investing. If something sounds too good to be true, itprobably is.

5.Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Putting all your money into a single type of investment is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.

A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. Learn more here.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.

For further information about cryptoassets, visit the FCA’s website here.

Tap provides gateway to crypto market for corporates

Let's explore the vast potential of the integration of the corporate market into the crypto industry.

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This year has proved to be an exciting one for the crypto adopters, with markets taking turns playing out to bulls’ and bears’ delights. Bitcoin crossed the $66,000 mark for the first time in history, and with that, a new data trend has emerged which has shone a light on a significant gap in the market.

Here we explore the vast potential of the integration of the corporate market into the crypto industry. Recent data has exposed the large gap between crypto trading taking place on major exchanges. It has been discovered that there is little trading activity between the retail or institutional type of trader, setting two extremes: retail investors trade hundreds to several thousands of dollars while institutional investors trade millions.

In other markets, this range is generally made up of family offices ,mid-to-large corporations, or high-net-worth individuals. However, in the crypto space it appears that navigating the $100,000–$500,000 trading bracket is not as common.

An Overview of the ever-expanding cryptocurrency market

According to a study conducted by Chainalysis, cryptocurrencies usage across the globe increased by 880% when compared to that of last year. Meanwhile, experts forecast that this number is likely to increase. In 2021, major companies across many industries have taken an interest or invested in cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular, especially among institutions. This demonstrates that interest is no longer restricted to individual crypto aficionado traders. Large financial firms like BlackRock and Goldman Sachs have invested in cryptocurrencies, showing the potential of this asset class.

Bitcoin and Ethereum have grown popular and should be perceived as a positive development as it is a necessary step for cryptocurrencies to achieve widespread adoption. Some experts predict that more large, multinational businesses will accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology in the coming months.

Accepting cryptocurrencies as payment is something to consider if you run a business. As cryptocurrency adoption grows, so is the number of merchants who accept it.

Bridging the gap

Several reasons why this corporate market is yet to engage in cryptocurrencies is believed to be due to the lack of trusted liquidity providers, reasonable pricing, banking partners or secure technology. If your company is interested in opening a corporate account enabling your business to accept crypto payment, transfer, billing, and trading, Tap can assist your venture getting started with cryptocurrencies.

Bridging the gap, Tap is launching a new service that will provide crypto exposure to this mid-range market through its trusted and verified mobile app. The new Corporate Account will provide specialised B2B services catered directly to companies looking to enter the world of cryptocurrencies.

Through these services, companies will be able to make and receive payments in the supported crypto and fiat currencies, enjoy reduced transaction fees through the native token XTP, as well as earn interest through the Earn feature. While the B2C market has become somewhat saturated, Tap Global has taken aim at the B2B market, providing an early entry, alongside transparent pricing, for corporate companies into the crypto sphere. 

As the financial landscape continues developing at a rapid pace, the app serves to provide an early and seamless approach to the future of payments that we are fast approaching. 

From “Risky Investment” to global reserve

While Bitcoin hasn’t entirely evolved into a global reserve currency (yet), it has undoubtedly emerged from the speculative asset it was considered to be just several years ago. As crypto continues to break into new markets, the corporate market is growing in interest at a steady pace and seeking a way to integrate crypto payment and investments into their businesses.

With a range of reliable and tech-forward products on the market, there is little doubt that the rate of crypto adoption will continue to grow. While Tap provides a space for early adopters and high-net-worth investors, the company also opens its doors to a wide range of individuals and corporations, no matter where on the scale of net-worth or transaction volume they might sit.


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