Browsing the "France" Tag

France Says It Will Block Facebook Libra in Europe

| Daniel Palmer

The French finance minister has said the nation plans to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in the EU over its threat to national currencies.

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France’s Financial Watchdog Proposes ‘Voluntary’ Regulatory Framework for Crypto Firms

| Daniel Kuhn

In exchange for regulatory approval, crypto firms can opt to abide by capital, tax, and consumer protection requirements.

G7 Forming Task Force in Response to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

| Daniel Palmer

France is setting up a task force within the Group of Seven nations to examine regulatory issues raised by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.

DeepDotWeb Defendants Used Bitcoin to Hide Criminal Proceeds, Say Feds

| John Biggs

U.S. authorities formally charged the alleged moderators of DeepDotWeb with money laundering and other crimes.

Banks Can’t Snub Crypto Startups Thanks to France’s New Blockchain Law

| Ian Allison

France's wide-ranging new blockchain law aims to solve a longstanding problem for crypto startups: banking, or lack thereof.

IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks

| Anna Baydakova

Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies' legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.

French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

| Daniel Palmer

Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to benefit agriculture and consumers.

French Tobacco Retailers to Sell Bitcoin From January

| Yogita Khatri

Tobacconists in France are reportedly going to be selling bitcoin vouchers to the public from New Year.

France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets and accepting bitcoin in return, local media sources say.

Major French Soccer Club Plans to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

| Wolfie Zhao

French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is planning to issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to incentivize participation from its international fans.