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Floki Staking Deemed Suspicious by SFC — How Will This Affect the Price?

Last Updated January 30, 2024 3:25 PM
Nikola Lazic
Last Updated January 30, 2024 3:25 PM
By Nikola Lazic
Verified by Peter Henn

Key Takeaways

  • Hong Kong’s SFC has flagged Floki’s high returns as potentially unrealistic.
  • The memecoin has restricted Hong Kong users, aligning with the SFC warning.
  • The regulator’s stance could affect Floki’s future market value.

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) recent warning about the Floki memecoin staking program has stirred the cryptocurrency market. The SFC’s concerns revolve around suspiciously high annualized returns promised by Floki, ranging from 30% to more than 100%. According to the SFC, such high yields raise red flags for potential investors. In response, the memecoin has barred Hong Kong users from its staking programs.

This development raises questions about Floki‘s future price. With the SFC’s warning casting doubt on the credibility of Floki’s investment products and the Floki team’s swift compliance measures, there is speculation about the impact on investor confidence and market dynamics. Let’s explore the potential repercussions of the SFC’s stance on Floki and what it could mean for the valuation of the meme coin.

Floki Staking Deemed Suspicious 

According to the regulatory body, such high returns verge on being “too good to be true”. This, in turn, triggers alarms over the legitimacy and safety of these schemes.

 

The SFC’s move has put Floki under intense scrutiny and led to immediate actions from the Floki team. In an assertive response , Floki has restricted Hong Kong-based users from participating in its staking programs, aligning with the regulatory warning. 

Furthermore, the SFC’s emphasis on needing more authorization for these investment products in Hong Kong underscores investors’ potential risks. People who put money in the memecoin face the possibility of losing their entire investment.

FLOKI Price Analysis 

FLOKI is in a downtrend from a high of $0.000047 on December to a low of $0.000026. This low is a horizontal support from the descending flat triangle, first seen on November 9 and revisited on January 8.

daily chart.
A breakout from the descending triangle is imminent.

A breakout would be expected as the price approaches its apex, but the breakout direction is still unclear. On one hand, FLOKI could be in a larger uptrend from June 2022, with one more high to go. On the other trend, there is the possibility that this uptrend ended in December.

In the first case, we will see a upward breakout, with the price reaxhing over $0.00007, a higher high than on February 17, 2023. But a breakout to the downside would bring Floki’s price back to its previous horizontal support zone of around $0.000017. 

Disclaimers

Please note that the contents of this article are not financial or investing advice. The information provided in this article is the author’s opinion only and should not be considered as offering trading or investing recommendations. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. The cryptocurrency market suffers from high volatility and occasional arbitrary movements. Any investor, trader, or regular crypto users should research multiple viewpoints and be familiar with all local regulations before committing to an investment.

 

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