The Minister currently sees no reason to adjust financial supervision legislation for virtual currencies. "The purchase of Bitcoins is an investment that entails a high level of risk. In principle, the responsibility for using Bitcoins lies with the consumer." argues the Minister.
DNB, the AFM and the Minister of Finance are closely monitoring further developments surrounding Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.
As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.