Risk Disclosure Statement for Crypto Arbitrage Trading


This Risk Disclosure Statement ("Statement") is provided by Fynbos Arbitrage (Pty) Ltd ("the Company") to inform you, the client, about the potential risks associated with engaging in crypto arbitrage trading. It is essential that you carefully read and understand the risks outlined in this Statement before participating in crypto arbitrage trading through our services. This lists some of the risks associated with arbitrage trading but is not exhaustive and additional risks may be applicable.

1. Nature of Crypto Arbitrage Trading

Crypto arbitrage trading involves taking advantage of price discrepancies of cryptocurrencies across different exchanges or markets. While arbitrage trading aims to profit from price imbalances, it is important to note that trading in cryptocurrencies is highly volatile and subject to rapid price fluctuations.

2. Volatility and Market Risk

Cryptocurrency markets are known for their extreme volatility. Prices of cryptocurrencies can experience significant changes within short periods, leading to potential gains as well as substantial losses. Market risks are inherent, and sudden price movements can result from various factors, including regulatory changes, technological developments, market sentiment, and macroeconomic events. All these events could both either a positive or negative impact on the margin earned.

3. Exchange Risk

Engaging in arbitrage trading involves trading on different cryptocurrency exchanges. Each exchange has its own operational and security risks, including potential outages, security breaches, and technical glitches that could impact trade execution, funds safety, and the overall trading experience.

4. Liquidity Risk

Liquidity refers to the ease with which an asset can be bought or sold without significantly affecting its price. Some cryptocurrencies and markets may have lower liquidity levels, leading to challenges in executing large trades without impacting market prices.

5. Regulatory and Legal Risks

The regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies varies across jurisdictions and is subject to change. Regulatory actions, such as bans, restrictions, or increased scrutiny, could impact the availability, trading, and value of cryptocurrencies.

6. Technology and Security Risks

Cryptocurrencies rely on blockchain technology, which is susceptible to technological vulnerabilities, hacking, and cybersecurity threats. There is a risk of loss of assets due to breaches, phishing attacks, wallet vulnerabilities, and other security-related issues.

7. Currency Risk

Currency risk, also known as exchange rate risk, arises due to the potential for fluctuations in the value of cryptocurrencies against traditional fiat currencies. Changes in exchange rates can impact the profitability of arbitrage trades, as gains in one currency may be offset by losses in another.

8. Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results

Historical performance of arbitrage trading strategies should not be considered a guarantee of future results. The cryptocurrency market's past behavior may not accurately predict its future performance.

9. Limited Regulation and Investor Protection

Cryptocurrency markets are relatively new and less regulated compared to traditional financial markets. This lack of regulation could limit investor protections in case of disputes or adverse market events. This is changing in South Africa where Crypto Asset Service Providers are now being forced to register with the FSCA. Fynbos Arbitrage is getting appropriately registered.

10. Personal Financial Situation

It is essential to assess your own financial situation and risk tolerance before participating in crypto arbitrage trading. Only invest what you can afford to lose without affecting your financial well-being.


By engaging in crypto arbitrage trading through Fynbos Arbitrage, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accepted the risks outlined in this Risk Disclosure Statement. You understand that cryptocurrency markets can be highly volatile and that the potential for both profit and loss exists. It is recommended that you seek professional financial advice before participating in crypto arbitrage trading.