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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Apr 7, 2021 - 8:53am

it's not illegal if they never find out!

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Apr 7, 2021 - 1:46pm

This isn't an accurate comment. Of course it is possible to trade crypto based on insider info... If Apple announced you could pay for an iPhone using bitcoin that would obviously be highly impactful to the price of BTC. If the whole GS SF office loaded up their personal wallets on BTC right before that announcement I'm sure compliance would be shitting the bed

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 7, 2021 - 2:35pm

I would check with your compliance department. Each firm likely has their own nuances

My firm's compliance policies specifically say that as long as you can't trade securities from the account, you dont need to register a crypto trading account. Similarly, Crypto is not a security and does not require pre-clearance to trade. However, they consider mining and staking to be outside business activities and do require pre-approval.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 7, 2021 - 3:41pm

Compliance is always one of those things where its better to ask first than beg forgiveness later. Prob fine tho.

Sep 8, 2021 - 8:29am

You can do it from your account. Why not. Investing in crypto never hurts. You will be doing everything legally. As already said, crypto is not a security. You can just as easily trade. It will bring you additional profits. But the most important thing is attention to detail, such as risks and strategies. Understanding these two fundamental things is the basis of success in this business. Don't look for a ready-made strategy. Come up with your own personal because nothing fits like a tailor-made piece. Think of strategy as a ready-made suit. You'll still have to tweak it to make it work for you. You may also have to change to fit the style. You can read more about that in this post- I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor!

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