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France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution, Caution Public on Unauthorized Crypto Derivatives

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), have issued a statement warning the public about entities offering crypto derivatives and Forex investments without authorization. The regulators maintain a “black list” of websites that is periodically updated that… Read More

France: AMF and ARPP to Cooperate on Financial Promotions, Including Crypto Assets

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP) will partner on promotions and communications in the financial sector especially in light of the changing environment for offerings. The agreement notes specifically the need to partner on “the… Read More

CoinShares Acquires Napoleon Asset Management

CoinShares International Limited (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: CS; US OTCQX: CNSRF), which claims to be one of Europe’s largest and “longest standing” digital asset investment firms is pleased to announce that, following receipt of approval from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), it has… Read More

Binance is Now Registered as a Digital Asset Service Provider in France

Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, is now registered with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) as a digital asset service provider (DASP). According to the AMF, Binance France is registered to offer: Digital assets custody Purchase/sale of digital assets for legal… Read More

France: AMF Publishes Report on Rise of Retail Investors and Interest in “Neo-Brokers”

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is out with a report that highlights the interest of retail investors in the financial markets. A follow on report to a prior study in April 2020, the AMF states that trading volumes in regulated financial instruments have… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Comments on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has distributed its position on the European Commission’s consultation on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The AIFMD seeks to create a level playing field across Europe for Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) and is part of the overal… Read More

France: AMF Chairman Embraces EC Move to Regulate Crypto Assets, “Potential gains to be expected from DLT can be significant”

Speaking about the ongoing digital transformation of financial services the Chairman of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Robert Ophèle, commented on the emergence of crypto assets (digital assets) for both non-securities and securities. Ophèle first noted the ongoing COVID health crisis has helped… Read More

First Regulated Utility Coin Issued in France, FICO Trades on Zebitex

As was previously announced, FICO or French-ICO has commenced trading on the Toulouse, France based cryptocurrency exchange Zebitex. French-ICO is a primary issuance platform for firms interested in raising capital via a digital asset offering. FICO was the very first initial coin offering (ICO) to… Read More

First French ICO to Receive Regulatory Approval Completes Offering

French ICO, the first initial coin offering (ICO) that received a Visa from the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has completed the offering. According to a public statement, French-ICO collected 574.85 ETH, which was 115% of the soft cap for the FICO tokens. The… Read More

Quebec’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to Award Grants to Researchers Studying Impact of COVID-19 on Fintech Ecosystem

The Fintech AMF – Finance Montreal Research Chair is actively looking for initiatives that explore the potential impact of COVID-19 on the Fintech industry, the Autorité des marchés financiers, or AMF (Quebec’s financial regulator), has confirmed. There are reportedly eight different research grants that will be… Read More

France: Second AMF Approved Initial Coin Offering is For WPO’s GreenToken – a Tradable Utility Token

France has created a unique regulatory regime for the issuance and trading of digital assets that are utility tokens. Under French law, an initial coin offering (ICO) issuer may apply for a “visa” to offer a utility token. If approved, the issuer may publicly promote… Read More

Since January, the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Has Whitelisted Just ONE ICO

France has been recognized as quickly crafting a digital asset friendly regulatory environment while some other jurisdictions struggled to move. The concept of digital securities and non-security crypto assets found support from policymakers and a law was enacted to create a structure for initial coin… Read More

France: GSX CEO Comments on Autorité des Marchés Financieres Proposal on Digital Securities

Recently, the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the leading securities regulator in France, posted a legal analysis of security tokens or digital securities. The AMF posited that while there remain certain “legal obstacles,” in their opinion national authorities can adapt to these types of… Read More

France: AMF Publishes Legal Analysis on Security Tokens, Proposes a Path for European Utilization

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the main securities regulator in France, has published a legal analysis of security tokens. France is already known for its initial coin offering (ICO) friendly ecosystem where utility tokens (not securities) may be issued and traded in a compliant environment…. Read More

France: Autorité des Marché Financiers Approves First Utility Initial Coin Offering

The French Autorité des Marché Financiers (AMF) has qualified its first “Visa” for an issuer seeking to promote and pursue and an initial coin offering (ICO). Updated rules regarding utility type tokens were recently approved under the Loi Pacte (Pacte Law) – an act of… Read More

France Expected to Approve First Round of Regulatory Compliant Initial Coin Offerings

France will soon reveal its first round of regulatory-compliant initial coin offerings (ICOs) according to a report. The ICOs come following a months-long discussion and conclusion of bespoke legislation to allow for digital assets to be issued and traded which are not deemed to be… Read More

Kriptown to Issue Digital Assets in France, Seeks to Provide Additional Liquidity for Private Equity Investments

France is a country that is seeking a path to enable digital assets. In the past, Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy and Finance of France, has been fairly outspoken on the topic as he has publicly stated that blockchain is a technical… Read More

Quebec Securities Regulators Want to Hear From “Blockchain Laboratory” Investors

Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and Financial Markets Tribunal (TMF) would like to hear from anyone who invested in “Blockchain Lab Inc.” Affected investors are asked to contact M me  Sarah Abi-Khalil at 1 877 525-0337 , extension 2644, before 1 st April 2019. The company and its proprietors, Jonathan Forte, Benjamin… Read More

ICYMI: In Quebec Cryptocurrency Mining May Equal Securities, AMF Issues Call to Investors in Crypto Technologies, Inc.

Earlier this month, the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), along with the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal issued “conservatory orders” against Crypto Technologies Inc. (DBA Make It Mine), and principles David Fortin-Dominguez and Samory Proulx-Oloko for “failures to comply with the Securities Act.” The order was the… Read More

Hong Kong-Based Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange Bitmex Forced to Stop Providing “Illegal” Trading Services to American and Quebecois Customers

Bitmex, a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin derivatives exchange popular for allowing 100X leveraged bets, has deactivated the trading accounts of clients from the US and the Canadian province of Quebec, The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. The move has likely been made in response to increased regulatory pressure… Read More

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