Hong Kong’s securities regulator has warned investors to be wary of risks that are associated with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The regulator also advised investors to consider investing in NFTs only if they fully understand the risks.
The regulator’s warning comes after the HKSRC said it had observed that some NFTs have unique qualities. Explaining this, the report said: “some NFTs straddle the line between collectibles and financial assets, such as subdivision or homogeneity with structures similar to securities or, especially, interests under ‘collective investment schemes’ tokenized NFTs.”
The report went on to state that if an NFT is deemed to “constitute an interest under a collective investment scheme,” then any marketing or distribution of such may constitute a “regulated activity.” According to the regulator, any person carrying out any such regulated activity must be licensed.
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