Cryptocurrencies and Financial Conduct

Notes on the 21st Century

8 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2019

See all articles by Usman W. Chohan

Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: February 6, 2019


The swell of public interest in cryptocurrencies over the past few years has also brought with it an increase in the amount of scams and fraudulent practices against the public in the guise of cryptocurrency-themed ruses. This discussion paper considers the delegitimizing effect on the cryptocurrency space arising from the increase in fraudulent activity, and uses data gathered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom to raise concerns about the growth in such malpractice for the future of cryptocurrency.

Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Financial Regulation, Financial Fraud, Bitcoin

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Cryptocurrencies and Financial Conduct (February 6, 2019). Notes on the 21st Century. Available at SSRN: or

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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