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UK Financial Authority Says Young People Are Investing in Crypto for Fun

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) noted that there has been a rising interest in cryptocurrencies from the younger generation, especially among women under age 40. 
The regulator said that most of these investors could not withstand the heavy losses associated with this form of investment.
Young People Invest In Crypto For The “Thrills” 
Per the report, the FCA said its study showed that young people mostly delve into crypto investments because of the thrill and idea of owning a stake in the companies they invest in. 
Also, young people consider crypto investments as some sort of competition over the conventional motive behind investing, which is majorly about securing one’s future. 
Notably, social media tips and news were pinpointed as the major source of information driving the investor class, as the authorities fear that people may be misled into buying high-risk products. 
“We are worried that some investors are being tempted – often through online adverts or high-pressure sales tactics – into buying higher-risk products that are very unlikely to be suitable for them,” Sheldon Mills, the FCA’s executive director for consumer and competition, said. 
FCA Building. Source: FinancialTimesThe FCA Reiterates Its Warning
This is not the first time the UK financial watchdog has spoken against crypto investments and their associated risks. 
In January this year, the FCA warned that investors delving into crypto should be prepared to lose all their money, as they believe the form of investment comes with a significant amount of risk. 
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