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AMF Threatens Bitget: Potential Block in France for Crypto Platform!

Mon 08 Apr 2024 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Eddy S.
Getting informed Crypto regulation

The crypto platform Bitget may soon face restrictions in France. Indeed, the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) has warned investors of a potential blockage if Bitget does not comply with regulations. Therefore, investors holding assets on this platform are advised to take precautions.

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The AMF’s Warning

In an official statement, the AMF explicitly recommended to “French savers who have invested on this platform to take all necessary measures to avoid being unable to access their assets.” The regulatory body emphasizes that a “sudden cessation” of Bitget’s crypto services to French residents is possible.

Moreover, this scenario follows Bitget’s failure to obtain the mandatory registrations to legally operate in the territory. The stock market watchdog has thus called on investors to act quickly to secure their digital assets and positions in crypto derivatives. Indeed, any blocking of the platform by the authorities could restrict user access to funds.

Options for Crypto Investors

Faced with this formal notice, French crypto investors have several options to protect their assets on Bitget. Firstly, they can choose to withdraw all their funds from the platform to other regulated exchanges. However, this solution may prove costly due to transaction fees and the potential taxation of capital gains.   

Alternatively, the affected users could transfer their assets to personal non-custodial digital wallets. This option eliminates the risks associated with the platform’s centralized control. Regardless, investors are well advised to remain vigilant and act quickly. Indeed, any delay could expose them to a risk of total loss in case of effective blocking by regulators.

The Bitget case in France illustrates the ongoing challenges the crypto industry faces in terms of regulation. While exchanges attempt to comply with varying requirements by jurisdiction, investors must remain cautious. The threat of sudden restrictions still looms, underscoring the importance of taking proactive measures to secure one’s crypto assets.

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Eddy S. avatar
Eddy S.

Le monde évolue et l'adaptation est la meilleure arme pour survivre dans cet univers ondoyant. Community manager crypto à la base, je m'intéresse à tout ce qui touche de près ou de loin à la blockchain et ses dérivés. Dans l'optique de partager mon expérience et de faire connaître un domaine qui me passionne, rien de mieux que de rédiger des articles informatifs et décontractés à la fois.


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