On May 12, the Connecticut Department of Banking issued a consumer advisory about risks associated with virtual currencies. The advisory provides background information and highlights benefits of virtual currency, but cautions that: (i) virtual currency is subject to minimal regulation and is susceptible to cyberattacks; (ii) virtual currency accounts are not backed by the FDIC; (iii) investments tied to virtual currency are volatile; (iv) investors in virtual currency reply upon “unregulated companies that may lack appropriate internal controls and may be more susceptible to fraud and theft than regulated financial institutions;” and (v) investors will have to rely upon the strength of their own computer security systems, as well as security systems provided by third parties to protect from cyberattacks.