Everything was so new and very little was known about crypto, which remains an unregulated market
, and Marie was unsure how to feel about Andres' involvement. Marie admits that she referred to it as "fake money", which is a sentiment shared by many people who don’t understand cryptocurrency. However the money invested in crypto is anything but fake and, because of the lack of regulation, in the UK, if something goes wrong there isn’t much you can do. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
considers crypto assets to be "very high risk, speculative investments" although many of those who do trade argue that the market is more democratic than regulated markets because it is more accessible.