Risk Warning

The trading of commodities and currencies involves a great amount of risk. Price of commodities and currencies can fluctuate on any given day. As a result of such price fluctuations, you may gain or lose worth of your assets at any given moment. Any currency may also subject to massive swings in value and may even become absolutely worthless. There’s always an inherent risk that losses will occur as a results of trading, buying and selling.

Bitcoin has some specific risks, which are not shared with other official goods and currencies in a market.

Unlike most currencies that are supported by the government or other legal entities, as well as goods like silver and gold Bitcoin is a flat currency, that is only backed by technology, trust and mathematic. The currency is totally decentralised, which means there is no authority that may take corrective measure to protect the bitcoin in a crisis.

Bitcoin is an autonomous and principally unregulated worldwide payment system. Once you use bitcoin – traders put their trust in the decentralised and digital system that relies on p2p networking and cryptography to keep up its integrity.

Bitcoin trading is susceptible to irrational or rational bubbles or absolute loss of confidence that might collapse demand/supply. Any actions, even remotely connected to bitcoin can crash confidence in this currency, like unexpected changes imposed by the currency developers, the creation of a superior competing bilpay alternative, a government crackdown, or even a deflation or inflation spiral.

Sometimes confidence might also collapse because of various technical problems: if the anonymity of the system can be compromised, funds lost or in the event that hackers or government become able to prevent bitcoin transactions from settling.

It’s advisable that every user has to carefully assess whether her/his financial situation and tolerance for risks is suitable for trading/buying /selling bitcoin