The French finance minister has said the nation plans to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in the EU over its threat to national currencies.
In exchange for regulatory approval, crypto firms can opt to abide by capital, tax, and consumer protection requirements.
France is setting up a task force within the Group of Seven nations to examine regulatory issues raised by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.
U.S. authorities formally charged the alleged moderators of DeepDotWeb with money laundering and other crimes.
France's wide-ranging new blockchain law aims to solve a longstanding problem for crypto startups: banking, or lack thereof.
Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies' legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.
Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to benefit agriculture and consumers.
Tobacconists in France are reportedly going to be selling bitcoin vouchers to the public from New Year.
A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets and accepting bitcoin in return, local media sources say.
French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is planning to issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to incentivize participation from its international fans.