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Investing in Davido coin high risk – SEC


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned that investing in meme coins, including $davido, is highly risky and should be done with a full understanding of the associated risks.

The commission, in a circular dated June 14, 2024,  said its attention had been drawn to a meme coin known as “$davido” allegedly linked to the popular Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, aka Davido.

According to the circular,  “Generally, meme coins are cryptocurrencies inspired by memes and internet jokes. They are often envisaged as a fun, light-hearted cryptocurrencies promoted through a social media community and sometimes through celebrity endorsements.”

The SEC further stated that meme coins are also not intended to serve as a medium of exchange accepted by the public as payment for goods and services, or as digital representation of capital market products such as shares, debentures, units of collective investment schemes, derivatives contracts, commodities or other kinds of financial instruments or investments.

SEC, therefore, advised the general public that meme coins lacked fundamental value and were purely speculative.

“Capital Market Operators are by this notice warned not to associate with instruments that fall outside the SEC’s regulatory purview. Such instruments should not in any manner be distributed or monitored through any capital market mechanism”.

It also emphasised that the commission does not recognise $davido as an investment product or investable asset class under its regulatory purview, as such individuals who patronise it, did so at their peril.


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