France's financial market regulator Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) blacklisted 15 sites related to cryptocurrencies. According to the authorities, these websites publicly promote investment proposals prohibited in the territory of the EU way. In the "black list" there are already sites that illegally offer to invest in assets such as precious stones and rare earth metals. This is reported by Coindesk.
Companies in France offering the purchase of rights over goods promoting the possibility of a yield or its economic equivalent are subject to the regulation of diverse goods and as such their offer must have a registration number provided by the AMF.
The list includes 15 sites, whose owners were notified that they violated the law, but despite this continued to operate. Most sites are registered in the UK.
Among them, AKJ Crypto, for example, offers a wide range of services, from asset storage to account management. Another site - Crypteo - is a crypto-currency marketplace.
AMF also reminds investors that the high yield of the instrument most often implies a high degree of risk.