New ESMA Measures Impose 2:1 Restriction on Leverage for Crypto CFDs (news.bitcoin.com)

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that it will impose restrictions on the leverage offered for contracts-for-difference (CFDs) and binary options offered to European retail investors. Under the new measures, the leverage offered on cryptocurrency CFDs will be limited to no more than 2:1.
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The Japanese exchange at the heart of bitcoin's recent surge has said its investors are fuelling the cryptocurrency's feeding frenzy as they buy in with leverage up to 15 times their cash deposit. Yuzo Kano, bitFlyer's chief executive, said in an interview with the Financial Times that the liquidity on his …
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