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Security Token Platform Neufund Partners with Ledger to Secure Digital Assets

Security token issuance platform Neufund has announced a new partnership with Ledger, a crypto wallet and secure custody platform for digital assets. Ledger’s solutions are already incorporated into Neufund’s platform and this new agreement builds on previous collaboration, which created a special edition of the Ledger Nano S… Read More

BNP Paribas Set to Bring Apple Pay to Customers in Belgium

BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, announced on Wednesday it is set to bring Apple Pay to customers located in Belgium. The news comes after the banking group brought Apple Pay available to its clients in the USA in 2016, followed by… Read More

Online Lender October Officially Launches in the Netherlands

Online lender October (formerly Lendix) has launched in the Netherlands. Alongside this expansion, the Paris based October is providing SME financing in France, Spain, and Italy. According to a note from October, SMEs may apply for loans ranging from €30,000 and up to €3.5 million. The marketplace… Read More

France to Change the Tax Regime for Cryptoasset Gains

While the price of bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies is experiencing one of its frequents crashes, the French government and the French regulators are steadfastly working hand in hand to make France a cryptoasset-friendly country. After tackling the issue of initial coin offering (ICO) regulation and… Read More

October Rallies €255 Billion Worth of Corporate Support to Promote Crowdlending

October (formerly Lendix), the newly rebranded European SME lending marketplace made a splash today with what is probably the most creative promotional campaign in the history of crowdlending. To date, the October platform has facilitated more than €240 million worth of loans to 500 small… Read More

Will They or Won’t They? France Backpedals on Decision to Allow Bitcoin Sales at Tobacco Shops

The Bank of France says that a much-publicized decision by its offshoot, The Prudential Supervisory Authority, to allow 3-4000 French tobacconists to start selling Bitcoin “coupons” has not been approved by the central bank itself, Europe 1 reports. According to a statement by the Bank of… Read More

Lawyer: Greek Justice System Violating Rights of Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

The legal rights of a man at the centre of an international tug-of-war have been violated by the Greek justice system, a lawyer for accused BTC-e administrator Alexander Vinnik argued in court this week. “You have violated the rights of Alexander Vinnik, who hasn’t received… Read More

New Head of Lemon Way Payment Ltd Talks Setting Up in the UK

At LendItFintech Europe in London this week, CI caught up with Emmanuel de Cazotte who was recently appointed to head Lemon Way Payment Ltd of the newly opened office in London of the European payment processor. Lemon Way is a payment solution specialized in serving… Read More

France: Are ICOs a New Method of Finance? French Regulator AMF Publishes Report on Crypto

The Autorité des Marches Financiers (AMF) the regulator that has oversight of securities in France, has published a report on initial coin offerings. Entitled ICO Françaises: Un Nouveau Mode de Financement? – the document is a follow up to a year ago launch to the… Read More

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

European Marketplace Lender Lendix Changes its Name to October

The news was leaked last week. Now it’s official. From its Paris headquarters, Olivier Goy, founder and CEO, announced that the European lending marketplace formerly known as Lendix is changing its name into October. With this name change the company reasserts its ambition to expand… Read More

Report: France to Ensure Crypto Companies Have Access to Banking Services

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In much of the world, digital asset companies are frequently accompanied by challenges with the traditional financial system. Initial coin offering issuers and crypto-intermediaries regularly find themselves struggling to open a simple bank account. In France, this will not be the case according to a… Read More

Groupama Tikehau Diversified Debt Fund to Support French & European SMEs

Groupama AM and Tikehau Capital have joined to create the Groupama Tikehau Diversified Debt Fund (GTDDF). This new fund has the European Investment Fund (EIF) as an anchor investor and will help finance European SMEs but mainly French ones, according to a release. The GTDDF is… Read More

European Tokenized Security Platform DESICO Plans Own STO

DESICO, a platform designed issue and trade tokenized securities that says it is in full compliance with the law, will issue its own security token offering (STO). The “DESI” tokens will be issued under EU law as DESICO is based in both Paris and Vilnius. DESICO… Read More

French P2P Lending Pioneer Unilend Shuts Down

French peer to peer lender Unilend has gone into receivership. The P2P lender announced the news to all of its customers in a recent email. Founded in 2013 by Nicolas Lesur and François Prioux, Unilend pioneered P2P lending in France. It started operating, before crowdfunding… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association Alludes to Troubled Online Lending Platform

The Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French Crowdfunding Association, has published an interesting blog post this week. According to the FPF, there are rumors which have been published about a distressed online lending platform. The FPF does not mention any platform names. Today, there are over 60… Read More

Crowdfunding in France: Alternative Finance Jumps 59% in First 6 Months of 2018, Equity Crowdfunding Sinks

Recently, KPMG and Financement Participatif France (FPF – The French Crowdfunding Association) published a report pertaining to crowdfunding sector performance during the first half of 2018. The term crowdfunding relates to both debt and equity online capital formation, similar to many other parts of the… 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

Societe Generale Launches Global Markets Incubator Dedicated to Fintechs Specializing in Market Activities

Société Générale, France’s third-largest bank, announced earlier this week the launch of its new Global Markets Incubator, which is dedicated to fintech companies that are specializing in market activities. According to the bank, through the incubator, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) adopts a… Read More

Police Officer Accused of Selling French Intelligence for Bitcoin on Darknet

A police officer working for a French intelligence agency tasked with maintaining national security inside France has been arrested and detained for allegedly selling state secrets for Bitcoin on the Darknet, Le Parisien reports. The officer was reportedly working as part of “a sensitive division”… Read More

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