France’s Financial Watchdog Proposes ‘Voluntary’ Regulatory Framework for Crypto Firms
The Financial Markets Authority (AMF), France’s top financial organization, plans to release an experimental regulatory framework for crypto firms later this month, according to a Reuters report.
18 JULY 2019
G7 Forming Task Force in Response to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency
With the recent unveiling of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency raising regulatory questions, France is forming a task force within the Group of Seven (G7) nations to examine the issues.
22 JUNE 2019
France creates G7 cryptocurrency task force as Facebook's Libra unsettles governments
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.
21 JUNE 2019
Bank of France has “Great Interest” in Stablecoin Initiatives
Speaking in Paris, Francois Villeroy de Galhau said the coins could be used to trade in tokenised financial markets.
15 MAY 2019
France sees blockchain as anti-monopoly weapon in digital world
France is pushing blockchain technology as a means of preventing finance giants enjoying a monopoly on transactions, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday.
16 APRIL 2019
Crypto Street Artist Finds Generous Surprise in his Bitcoin Wallet
A French street artist, famous for his murals containing hidden crypto prizes, has received his largest donation to date. Pascal Boyart recently checked the Bitcoin address associated with the QR code provided to accept donations for one of his works to find that some anonymous fan had donated a full Bitcoin, worth more than $4,000 at the time of writing.
25 MARCH 2019
Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board
Christian Noyer, former governor of the Banque De France and a prominent French economist, is now a member of the board of directors of blockchain startup SETL, the company announced Thursday.
19 JANUARY 2019
France Rejects Cryptocurrency-Friendly Tax Amendments
France’s National Assembly has rejected a number of tax amendments aimed at lowering taxes for cryptocurrency traders and users. Among rejected amendments are those concerning capital gains and losses and crypto tax exemptions.
19 DECEMBER 2018
France’s “Yellow Vest Movement” Gets Its Own Cryptocurrency
A recent political movement has emerged in France called the “yellow vests” movement. The movement began as an online phenomenon earlier this year, and ultimately led to demonstrations in the street by November 2018. The protests ended up expanding past France into surrounding European countries such as Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well.
16 DECEMBER 2018
Pro-Crypto French MPs Want to Invest 500 Million Euros to Make France ‘Blockchain Nation’
Two pro-crypto members of the French Parliament (Parlement français) want the country to invest up to 500 million euros in blockchain programs to elevate France as a “blockchain nation.”
13 DECEMBER 2018
France: Central Bank Does Not Endorse Plans for Tobacco Shops to Sell Bitcoin
France’s tobacco federation, the Fédération des Buralistes, has obtained permission to sell Bitcoin (BTC) at tobacconists from January 2019, privately owned French radio network Europe 1 reported Nov. 21.
22 NOVEMBER 2018
France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin
A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets on the dark web and accepting bitcoin in return, local media sources reported Friday.
2 OCTOBER 2018
France Wants to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer
France has joined Russia and the U.S. in seeking to extradite an accused money launderer connected to the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
29 JUNE 2018
France’s Finance Minister Plans ICO Regulations in Bid to Attract Crypto Startups
According to a recently published opinion piece, France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire revealed that the country plans on creating a legal framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a bid to become a leading ICO hub.
27 MARCH 2018
French Regulator Blacklists 15 Crypto Investment Websites
France's stock market regulator announced on Thursday that it has blacklisted 15 cryptocurrency and crypto-asset investment websites.
16 MARCH 2018