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Risk Summary - CoinJar Bundles

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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 cryptoassets.

• The cryptoasset 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. Specific risks associated with CoinJar Bundles

CoinJar Bundles is a service offered by CoinJar which allows users to more easily diversify their portfolio by investing in baskets of cryptocurrencies with pre-defined allocations, either on a proportional basis or a cap-adjusted basis ("Bundles"). When you add funds into a Bundle, you instruct us to initiate multiple purchases of cryptocurrencies on your behalf in accordance with the allocations indicated to you within the Bundle.

CoinJar Bundles carry the following risks:

  • Managing a portfolio containing a larger basket of cryptocurrencies can be more complex and may have higher associated costs involved when performing certain actions. For example, withdrawing many individual cryptocurrencies to your wallet may incur many times the network fees as opposed to a single cryptocurrency.

  • The risks associated with a single asset are also relevant in determining the risks associated with a basket of cryptocurrencies. Using a bundle investment strategy does not minimise that risk. You should carefully consider and understand the make-up of the underlying cryptocurrencies within each Bundle before purchasing any Bundle.

3. 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.

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

• There is no guarantee that investments in cryptoassets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a cryptoasset 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 cryptoassets at the time you want.

5. Cryptoasset investments can be complex

• Investments in cryptoassets 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, it probably is.

6. 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.

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.

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