Two financial regulatory bodies have issued new Bitcoin-related warnings and sanctions this week.
The first came from FINRA, the financial industry’s self-regulatory organization. It published an investor’s note on Tuesday saying that “selling and using bitcoins carry numerous risks.” The second warning came Monday from a Texas state financial regulator. That document is an emergency cease-and-desist order against Balanced Energy, an energy firm taking investment in bitcoins.
FINRA’s warning declared: