Tagged: autorite des marches financiers

France is Ready to Lead the Crypto Revolution: French Treasury Department Shares Perspective on PACTE Law, Initial Coin Offerings

France is positioning itself as a jurisdiction of preference for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Europe. The government is in the midst of finalizing legislation, under the PACTE Law,  that will regulate ICOs. While several other European countries have moved forward with specific legislation designed… Read More

French AMF Updates “Blacklist” of Websites Dealing in Crypto

The Autorité des Marches Financiers (AFM) in France has updated its list of scammy websites dealing with Forex, Binary Options, Derivatives and Crypto Assets. The AMF has been publishing the Black List for quite some time and now includes cryptocurrency offerings that are not compliant… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform Anaxago Launches Asset Management Firm Anaxago Capital

A leading French equity platform, Anaxago is launching an asset management firm, Anaxago Capital, to attract more institutional investors and ready itself to fund larger projects. With this, Anaxago expects to double its outstanding investments by 2020. We spoke with Caroline Lamaud, Co-founder and Chairman… Read More

Will Paris Become the Capital of ICOs? French National Assembly Approves Key Framework for Initial Coin Offerings

A Special Commission of the National Assembly in France approved a key framework today in pursuit of bespoke regulation for initial coin offerings (ICOs). This is according to a report in Les Echos that stated “Article 26” was adopted earlier today – part of the… Read More

President of Autorité des Marchés Financier Addresses ICOs in Speech to Finance Committee of French General Assembly

Last week, Robert Ophèle, President of the Autorité des Marchés Financier (AMF), presented the 2017 AMF annual report to the Finance Committee of the National Assembly. Ophèle took the opportunity to address a wide range of topics but notably on the list was the Pact Act… Read More

French Enlightenment: Comments Provide Insight into France’s ICO Aspirations

  Just as North America is drawing a line in the sand, drawing a hard line that defines just about all initial coin offerings as securities, France appears to be heading in a different direction. Organized by the Autorités Des Marchés Financiers (AMF), France launched a consultation… Read More

Report: France to Have Bespoke ICO Regulations in Place by 2019

France decided earlier this year they wanted their country to be a destination of choice for initial coin offerings (ICO). The mission was outlined by Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy and Finance of France, who labeled cryptocurrencies a revolution. Now we have a… Read More

French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Appoints New Fintech Director

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers in France has appointed a new executive for the relatively new Fintech division. Domitille Dessertine, who was involved with the creation of the new division two years ago, is the new Director of the Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness Division (FIC) for… Read More

Head of French Regulator AMF Comments on Crytpo Asset Losses, Throws Shade at Madrid Football Team Due to Crypto Sponsor

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) released its annual report this past week. As part of the release, Chairman of the AMF Robert Ophèle delivered a speech highlighting important issues and challenges within the financial markets. During his speech, Ophèle commented on “toxic investments.” While first addressing binary… Read More

Quebec Sanctions “Antivolatility” and “ZZZ” ICOs

The Autorite Des Marches Financiers, regulator of financial markets in Quebec, has sanctioned the operators of two ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). According to an April 19 press release from the AMF, after an ‘ex parte’ hearing on April 13th, the Administrative Financial Markets Tribunal (TMF):… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Blacklists 15 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Le Liste Noire The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has published a list of blacklisted cryptocurrency exchanges. On December 1st, the AMF exapanded an existing list of erstwhile investment opportunities that needed to comply with existing regulations. Today, the AMF said cryptocurrenices will… Read More

The French Crowdfunding Association Tells Policymakers to Increase Crowdfunding Exemption Cap to €8 Million

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif or FPF) has asked the French authorities to increase the investment crowdfunding cap to €8 million. Today platforms may raise up to €2.5 million (a bit over USD$ 3million), a level that has been deemed far too low. When crowdfunding rules… Read More

Autorité Des Marchés Financiers in France Receives 82 Responses on Initial Coin Offering Consultation

The Autorité Des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has just published the results of a consultation regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to the AMF, a large majority of respondents expressed support for the establishment of an appropriate legal framework for this new type of fundraising. The… Read More

Arrêter! French Autorité Des Marchés Financiers Says No Advertising for Cryptocurrency Offers, Requires Authorization

The Autorité Des Marchés Financiers in France has concluded that platforms which offer these products must abide by the authorisation and business conduct rules, and that these products must not be advertised via electronic means which pretty much shuts down any and all promotion in France…. Read More

Here is the ICO Consultation Document by Autorités Des Marchés Financiers in France (in English)

The French Autorités Des Marchés Financiers (AMF) announced a consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) at the end of the October. Crowdfund Insider published the document when it was first announced. Today, we are sharing an English version that may be consumed by a wider audience…. Read More

Le ICO: French Autorite des Marches Financieres Launches Consultation on Initial Coin Offerings

The Autorite des Marches Financieres (AMF) in France has launched a consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and the issuance of crypto based tokens. In France, according to the document, there have been at least four ICOs to date with multiple other offerings in the… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

France & Singapore Boost Fintech Ties with Agreement Between MAS & ACPR / AMF

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is continuing its push to collaborate with financial regulators around the world to improve Fintech innovation and collaboration. MAS today announced a cooperation agreement with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Launch Fintech Sandbox

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has launched a bespoke Fintech regulatory sandbox. The CSA described the Sandbox as an initiative that supports businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services, and applications. “The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the ability of those businesses to… Read More

Blacklisted Binary Options Traders: French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Issues Public Warning Against Unauthorized Websites

Be on guard. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published a list of new websites offering binary options trading, for which no authorized investment services provider could be clearly identified. A binary option, or asset-or-nothing option, is type of option in which the payoff is… Read More

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