Before trading any crypto assets it is important to understand the risks. This overview summarizes certain risks associated with EGLD.
No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about EGLD, including an opinion that EGLD itself is not a security and/or derivative.
Token Description & Project Background
Elrond is a Layer-1 Proof-of-Stake blockchain.
It was founded in 2017 by Beniamin Mincu, Lucian Mincu, and Lucian Todea. The Elrond mainnet launched in 2020, and claims to support novel sharding and proof of stake mechanisms not seen on any other blockchain. These features supposedly facilitate very high transaction speeds.
The project first launched their token, ERD, in 2019. After the launch of Elrond’s mainnet in 2020, they adopted a new token, EGLD, which ERD holders could swap to on a 1-1 ratio.
EGLD is the Elrond blockchain’s native token - it is used for governance, on-chain transactions, and for rewarding validators.
Risks of EGLD
Like an investment in other crypto assets, there are some general risks to investing in EGLD. These include: (i) volatility risk and liquidity risk, (ii) short history risk, (iii) demand risk, (iv) forking risk, (v) code defects, (vi) regulatory risk, (vii) electronic trading risk, and (viii) cyber security risk. For additional information of these and other general risks associated with crypto assets and Uphold’s platform, please refer to thestatement.
In addition to these general risks, an investment in EGLD is subject to the following specific risks:
- The Layer-1 space is highly competitive, with many blockchains claiming to offer the highest transaction speeds and security levels. Any potential success associated with EGLD will rely on the Elrond blockchain’s rate of adoption by projects and developers.
We emphasize that this Crypto Asset Statement is not an exhaustive description or summary of all risks associated with EGLD. Investors should conduct their own research and perform their own assessment before trading any crypto asset to determine the appropriate level of risk for their personal circumstances.
The EGLD community and core team are not under any legal or regulatory obligation to disclose material information to the public regarding its activities. Holders of EGLD have no recourse to the Elrond team or Uphold if EGLD declines in value for any reason.
Changes to applicable law may adversely affect the use, transfer, exchange, or value of any of your crypto assets, and such changes may be sudden and without notice.
Uphold’s Evaluation Process
Prior to listing EGLD on the Uphold Platform, Uphold performed due diligence on EGLD and determined that EGLD is unlikely to be a security or derivative under relevant securities legislation. Uphold’s analysis including reviewing publicly available information on the following:
- The creation, governance, usage, and design of EGLD, including ensuring the source code being open-source, audited and peer reviewed, security, and roadmap for growth in the developer community.
- The supply, demand, maturity, utility, and liquidity of EGLD.
- Marketing materials put forward by the EGLD social team including, Twitter, Medium blog, LinkedIn posts, Discord and Telegram channels.
- Material technical risks associated with EGLD, including any code defects, security breaches and other threats concerning EGLD and its supporting blockchain (such as the susceptibility to hacking and impact of forking), or the practices and protocols that apply to them.
- Legal and regulatory risks associated with EGLD, including any pending, potential, or prior civil, regulatory, criminal, or enforcement action relating to the issuance, distribution, or use of EGLD.
Uphold has prepared this Crypto Asset Statement based on publicly available information. Although Uphold has taken steps to obtain information from apparently reliable sources, information contained in this Crypto Asset Statement may be inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date. This overview is a starting point for you to perform your own research prior to investing in a crypto asset.
Uphold users should read thestatement for additional discussion of general risks associated with crypto assets made available through the Uphold platform.
Canadian residents, please note that Uphold has filed an application for registration in certain Canadian jurisdictions but has not yet obtained registration. Until such time as Uphold obtains registration, Uphold has agreed to abide by the terms of an undertaking available at the following. Please also review the for additional discussion of general risks associated with the crypto assets made available through Uphold Platform. Please be aware that statutory rights of action for damages or rescission in section 130.1 of the Securities Act (Ontario) and, if applicable, similar statutory rights under securities legislation in the other provinces and territories of Canada do not apply in respect of this Crypto Asset Statement or other disclosures on the Uphold website and statement.
Last updated on June 5, 2023.
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