Tag: france

  • Bitcoin

    France’s Yellow Vest Bank Run: Could it be Bullish for Bitcoin?

    Reports are emerging that the anti-Emmanuel Macron protesters in France, known in English as the Yellow Vests, are planning to stage a bank run this weekend. Although the chances of such an initiative bringing the government to its knees, as the demonstrators hope, are slim, what may very...

    Rick D. | January 8, 2019 | 10:00 pm
  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    France’s Regulators Issues Warning over Purchasing Bitcoin from Tobacconists

    French financial regulators and the national central bank have responded to the news that tobacco shops will start selling Bitcoin in 2019. In the post, they reiterate the risks associated with investing in or trading digital assets. French Regulators: Crypto Not Suitable for Unsophisticated Investors Last week, NewsBTC...

    Rick D. | November 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    French Tobacco Shops to Start Selling Bitcoin Vouchers in 2019

    French cryptocurrency platform Keplerk has partnered with tobacco shops in the country to start offering Bitcoin to customers from early next year. French regulators and the Central Bank of France have warned consumers about the risks associated with investing in digital currencies. Tobacco Shops First Brick and Mortar to Sell...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 22, 2018 | 10:40 pm
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    Blockchain

    SETL Granted License to Run Blockchain in Europe’s Securities Settlement System

    U.K.-based startup SETL was granted a license from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the French financial watchdog, to run a blockchain-powered central securities depository (CSD). Blockchain Settlement Startup Promises to Help Cut Collateral Held up in Payment Systems As one of Europe’s biggest securities settlement systems, France will be...

    Ricardo Esteves | October 25, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Vinnik
    Bitcoin

    Jailed Bitcoin Expert May Provide Insight Over Russia Election Meddling

    A Russian cryptocurrency expert may be the key to unlocking a U.S. investigation over Russia’s interference with American politics. Three countries are fighting to extradite Russian crypto expert Alexander Vinnik from Greece: Russia, France, and the U.S. Vladimir Putin’s government has already threatened retaliation against Greece if he doesn’t...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 4, 2018 | 9:30 pm
  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    Chinese Startup to Use Blockchain to Track Wine Imports

    The Chinese wine industry is worth $2.8 billion. In attempts to improve trust, Shanghai-based startup VeChain is using blockchain technology to track imports to the city — the mainland’s second-largest market for imported wine — from vine to table. VeChain: Using Blockchain to Build Trust in Wine Industry...

    Thomas Delahunty | May 24, 2018 | 10:45 pm
  • IBM
    Blockchain

    IBM on French Hiring Spree to Launch Blockchain and AI Projects

    IBM has announced that it will be creating 1,800 jobs in France for its emerging-tech initiatives, including distributed ledger technology development. The American multinational technology company has recently shown off a salt-grain computer designed to spread blockchain to the masses. IBM to Add 1,800 Jobs In France for...

    Ricardo Esteves | May 24, 2018 | 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    French Finance Minister Pledges to Support Crypto and Blockchain-Friendly Financial Policies

    At a meeting with French entrepreneurs, including strategic blockchain developer Blockchain Partner, France’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, has pledged his support for cryptocurrencies and underlying blockchain technologies. Bruno Le Maire Pledges Support The minister promised his ‘total and determined support’ for both the crypto...

    Thomas Delahunty | May 17, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Tax
    Industry

    French Government Lowers Tax on Cryptocurrencies From 45% to 19%

    The French government has altered the tax rate for gains generated by cryptocurrencies, which will be subject to a flat tax rate of 19%, as opposed to the current rate of as high as 45%. The Council of State decided yesterday, April 26, that the gains generated by cryptocurrencies...

    Thomas Delahunty | April 27, 2018 | 6:48 pm

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