Major Swiss bank warns of total loss through Bitcoin and Co.
In a recent article, the major Swiss bank UBS warns of risks and a possible total loss through investments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
On January 14, the major Swiss bank UBS published a warning against investments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in view of the current price development.
Great customer interest
According to the bank, many customers are currently approaching UBS with the question of whether they should invest in Bitcoin Billionaire scam or other cryptocurrencies. In its letter, the major Swiss bank therefore takes a general position on the current market situation and the general risks of cryptocurrencies.
Regarding the possibility of further positive price development in Bitcoin and Co, UBS writes:
„Although we would not rule out further price increases, we are somewhat skeptical about fundamental use cases in the real world. This makes it difficult to determine a fair value for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. We are also aware of the risk of a total loss of the entire investment.“
In the context of a current large price momentum, prices may indeed continue to rise in the near future, „as well as because of the potential for increased activity by institutional participants, due to the tremendous media and social media attention, and the expectation that limited supply will lead to higher prices.“
However, past success is no guarantee of future success, UBS added. Rather, it sees the risk of a total loss, potentially also due to increased regulation. The bank writes in this regard:
„In our view, there is little to stop the price of a cryptocurrency from going to zero if a better-designed version [cryptocurrency] enters the market or if regulatory changes dampen sentiment.“
Regulators‘ attention also increases sharply as prices rise and market capitalization increases. In this regard, UBS points to a decision by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ban the sale of certain crypto derivatives to retail clients. Something similar could happen in other countries.
BaFin also warns against bitcoin hype
Just a few days ago, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) also published a warning about risks associated with investments in crypto assets such as Bitcoin. The German financial market watchdogs also see the possibility of a total loss with Bitcoin and Co.