France

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Coinbase Approved as Virtual Asset Services Provider in France
The third-largest crypto exchange has said it wants to become regulated in countries with clear policies for the industry while arguing with the Securities and Exchange Commis...
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)

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Stablecoin Issuer Circle Conditionally Registered for Digital Asset Services in France
France has been encouraging crypto companies to set up shop within its borders and take advantage of the clearer industry regulation than in the U.S.
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Code Is Not (Always) Law
Sometimes, the law is the law, industry experts say.
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Societe Generale-Backed Euro Stablecoin EURCV Starts Trading on Bitstamp
The listing marks the first time a euro stablecoin issued by a fully regulated bank is available on a cryptocurrency exchange.
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Why Binance Is Abandoning Most of Europe
Crypto firms only need regulatory approval in one EU nation under new rules to serve all 27 in the single market – but some states are more prepared to implement MiCA regulati...
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France Steps Closer to Implementing MiCA for Crypto Firms
The country's financial regulator AMF has "enhanced" registration requirements for digital asset service providers set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
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Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Expands European Foray With Registration in France
The registration, which follows last year's approval in Italy, is "a significant milestone" for its European expansion plans, Hex Trust said.
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Worldcoin Faces Investigation in France; Grayscale Wants Equal Treatment for Spot Bitcoin ETF Filings
Worldcoin Faces Investigation in France; Grayscale Wants Equal Treatment for Spot Bitcoin ETF Filings
"CoinDesk Daily" takes a look at the top headlines in crypto today, including Worldcoin, which was co-founded by OpenAI's Sam Altman, facing new scrutiny in France. Grayscale...
Worldcoin Faces Investigation in France; Grayscale Wants Equal Treatment for Spot Bitcoin ETF Filings

Worldcoin's iris-scanning technology is being questioned by regulators. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Worldcoin Being Probed by French Privacy Regulator for ‘Questionable’ Practices
Sam Altman’s latest eyeball-scanning initiative is attracting attention from data protection regulators.
Worldcoin's iris-scanning technology is being questioned by regulators. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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Why France Is Emerging as a European Crypto Hub
The country is setting policies meant to attract Web3 companies, as it fosters its wider tech industry.
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