Three reasons the IMF is worried about cryptocurrencies

There is a representation of cryptocurrencies.

The International Monetary Fund is concerned about the growth of the market and the lack of regulation.

The total market value of all cryptocurrencies surpassed $2 trillion in September this year, a 10-fold jump from the start of 2020, according to data collected by the International Monetary Fund.

The process shows remarkable resilience but there have also been some interesting stress tests, according to Evan Papageorgiou, a deputy division chief at the International Monetary Fund.

Many of the people and financial institutions trading these assets lack strong operational, governance, and risk practices according to the International Monetary Fund.

The Fund said that consumers are at risk, and that there is insufficient disclosure and oversight. It believes that the creation of data gaps and the opening of doors for money laundering can be caused by the use of cryptocurrencies.

Other institutions have called for more action to make these investments safer. Some people think that Cryptocurrencies are the future of money, while others think they are riskier.

The U.K.'s financial watchdog warned about the link between social media and investments.

Social media celebrities are paid to pump and dump new token on the back of pure speculation. The chair of the FCA said in a speech in September that some people promote coins that don't exist.

Due to how new this technology is, we haven't seen what will happen over a full financial cycle. We don't know when or how this story will end, but it may not end well.

A celebrity with more than 200 million followers was paid to promote a token on her account. Critics pointed out that there were few details about the developers of the currency she advertised. This is not financial advice, but sharing what my friends told me about the ethereum max token. She added a number of different phrases, including #ad, which is required to reveal that her post is paid for.

Other social media users with a lot of followers have also advertised their assets on their accounts.

Myron Jobson, a personal finance campaigner at Interactive Investor, told CNBC in October that association is very dangerous and harmful to young people.

He said that policymakers need to look at the advertising of cryptocurrencies and make sure they explain to people the risks associated with investing in such a volatile asset. In a single day, prices can change a lot.

Young people are very interested in this market and often use loans and credit cards to make their first ever investments in cryptocurrencies.

2.3 million people in the U.K. hold cryptocurrencies according to data published by the FCA. 12% of them think that they will be protected by the FCA if it goes wrong, and 14% of them use credit to purchase them. The FCA will not protect them.

A poll of 1,000 U.K. adults found that 27% of them used credit cards to invest in meme doge coin, while 17% used their student loan and 12% used other types of loans.

This could become a double-edged sword as investors could face losses on their cryptocurrencies and then struggle to pay back the loans and credit that they took to make those investments.

National regulators should work to have common rules around the world, enhance cross-border supervision, and push for data standardization because it is a new field, according to the International Monetary Fund.

The International Monetary Fund said in October that time is of the essence and that action needs to be decisive, swift and well-coordinated globally to allow the benefits to flow but also address the vulnerabilities.

Taylor Locke contributed to the article.