FCA UK: BitMEX operates in the UK without authorization

The British Financial Market Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a statement about the cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX. The FCA states that BitMEX has been targeting UK investors as a target customer, but it apparently does not have the necessary licenses to operate in the UK. Although it has not explicitly accused BitMEX of any fraud or suspicious activity, the statement does mention that companies that provide financial services without providing the correct permissions can actually constitute a scam.