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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.

Your Security at the Centre of our attention

Your security is our top priority. Learn more about how we prioritize and protect your information.

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ISO/IEC 27001

TAP manages confidential information on a daily basis and recognizes the importance of protecting this information from the risk of data leakage, loss or theft. Thus, it has adequately implemented the leading international and certifiable Standard for information security managementISO/IEC 27001 (IT Information Management System).

ISO/IEC 27001, sets out the requirements for defining, implementing, monitoring and improving an information security management system (ISMS) and it involves people, processes and IT systems implementing a risk management process. It offers a systematic and well-structured approach that protects the confidentiality of TAP’s stored information, ensures the integrity of the company data, and improves the availability of its IT systems.  

Tap’s ISO/IEC 270001 certificate of implementation has international readability and validity and ensures the verification of compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

At European level, the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area), encourages the use of certification systems such as ISO/IEC 27001, as this standard describes the requirements that an organization must meet in order to manage its information security comprehensively and effectively. By adopting ISO/IEC 27001, Tap can demonstrate that actively manages its data security in accordance with international best practices.


100m insurance Bitgo

Tap’s partnership with BitGo, a top qualified digital assets custodian, ensures the highest-level of security for Tap’s customers.

Tap’s first line of defense against theft, loss or damage of private keys includes software, hardware, physical security measures and top quality Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies and procedures. By carrying a $100 million coverage insurance as an additional layer of protection from Bit Go, Tap integrates a significant hedge against loss.


Licensed & Regulated

Tap is a legitimate Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provider as it is fully authorized by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), with license number 25532.

This authorization ensures that Tap meets all the required standards to provide efficiently and securely its services and has proper regard to the DLT associated risks in order to protect its customers.

In general, Tap is fully complied with all applicable regulatory, legal and contractual rules and the company’s policies and procedures are frequently reviewed and updated in order to align with the regulative framework. Tap checks on a daily for compliance breaches, ensures that its staff is properly familiar with the KYC and AML/CTF global standards and guarantees the effectiveness and adequacy of its procedures, internal controls and systems.

(In addition, TAP’s provided prepaid card is issued by Transact Payments Limited, which is regulated by the Financial Services Commission Gibraltar, under the Financial Services (Banking)Act 1992.)


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