This is indeed a most interesting topic
@Livenemaxx raises some very important points here indeed.
I agree with @CavaliereVerde that a Darwin provider disabling/enabling a Darwin would indirectly, but definitely, constitute investment advice.
Darwinex as the Exchange cannot intervene in the purchase or sale of Darwins, much like a Stock Exchange doesn’t (unless there’s an extreme event or liquidity discrepancies that trigger such an action).
But to address @Livenemaxx’s concerns, perhaps if we come up with some suggestions on the “Eligibility Criteria” of a strategy to produce a Darwin, then there may be a solution somewhere.
The party to inevitably enable or disable a strategy is the trader, which would reflect in the Darwin; flat line when disabled - and when active, quote increase/decrease when Darwinex executes the strategy’s trades with its own risk management, in the Darwin.
As it would constitute investment advice - unless a trader is a regulated asset manager, he/she shouldn’t be able to specify when and when not (red light / green light) the Darwin is available for investment - he/she should simply disable the underlying EA if automated, or stop trading on the account.
I like @Livenemaxx’s concept of the traffic light very much - but I think it would look really great on the strategy page as a red or green light indicating the strategy qualifies or doesn’t yet qualify to be “Darwinized” so to speak.
Another angle here could be - should every investor be allowed to purchase Darwins or should there be a stricter Investor eligibility criteria too?
Loads of food for thought
All of the above based on my understanding of what’s been said so far of course