South Korea’s Financial Services Commission has warned the public to exercise caution when investing in cryptocurrency funds.
The FSC issued a note to investors Wednesday, saying cryptocurrency funds have a structure similar to mutual funds and, thus, investors may mistakenly believe such funds are legal investments under the country’s Capital Markets Act.
As per the law, funds that raise capital from the public must be approved by and registered with the FSC. However, cryptocurrency funds are neither approved nor registered, the regulator says.
“Therefore, cryptocurrency funds are subject to Capital Markets Act violation,” the FSC writes.
The commission further indicates that it plans to take measures regarding crypto funds, after consulting with the relevant authorities, to protect investors from any financial harm.