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Deputy Governor of France’s Central Bank Says Lawmakers Should Develop Standardized Crypto Regulations

Denis Beau, deputy governor of Banque De France, the nation’s central bank, says that lawmakers should develop a comprehensive global regulatory framework for digital assets. Beau, whose comments came during a speech at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) conference in London on… Read More

N26 Milestone: Digital Bank Now Has More Than 1 Million Customers in France

Digital-only bank platform N26 announced this week it now has more than one million customers in France. The banking group reported it launched its services in the country less than three years ago with a goal to become the first bank that the French “like… Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says No Interest in Creating Cryptocurrency Similar to Facebook, No Plans on Becoming a Bank

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, told French business newspaper Les Echos that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has no interest in creating a cryptocurrency similar to Facebook. Cook blessed the front page of Les Echos October 4th print version with the headline “Apple est le premier contribuable mondial.”… Read More

October and 5 Confidi Launch Direct Lending Fund for Italian SMEs

Leading European marketplace lending platform October has joined with 5 Confidi entities belonging to Federconfidi and Rete Fidi Italia and with the European Investment Fund (EIF), to launch a €30 million fund to back Italian SMEs. Confidi are cooperative, non-profit guarantee consortia that facilitate access… Read More

Payment Processor Checkout.com Receives E-Money Institution License in France

Checkout.com, a global payment solutions provider based in the UK, announced on Wednesday has been awarded its E-Money Institution license in France by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR). Checkout.com reported that with the license it will be able to issue, manage… Read More

French Minister of Economy Says No to Libra. Libra Association’s MD is Unfazed

On September 12, the French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire did not mince words. Libra should not be allowed in Europe, he said. Later, on the same day, Bertrand Perez, the newly appointed managing director and COO of the Libra Association was… Read More

French Minister: Facebook’s Stablecoin Libra Challenges “Monetary Sovereignty” of States, Must Be Blocked

France’s government is reportedly planning to block the ongoing development of Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project, Libra.  French authorities said the launch of the crypto-related Libra initiative must not be permitted in Europe because it challenges the “monetary sovereignty” of states, according to CNBC. The report… Read More

Smart Spend Management Software Company Spendesk Secures €35 Through Series B Investment round Led By Index Ventures

Spendesk, a France-based smart spending management software company, announced on Monday it secured  €35 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Index Ventures, who previously led the company’s €8 million Series A round. Founded in 2016, Spendesk describes itself as a… Read More

Update: Whoomies’ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears €400,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

Whoomies, a France-based home-sharing mobile app, is now nearing €400,000 during the final days on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The app’s campaign was launched earlier this summer and quickly secured its initial €300,000 funding target. More than 150 investors have invested in the funding round… Read More

French Cyber Police Take Down Monero Botnet Big Enough “To Bring Down All…Websites on the Planet”

“Cybergendarmes” from France’s C3N anti-cybercrime centre have dismantled a botnet that infected 850 000 computers worldwide with a virus to mine the privacy cryptocurrency Monero, BBC reports. The botnet (a network of “zombified” computers commandeered by a virus to proliferate viruses) is believed to have… Read More

Alternative Finance is Experiencing an Unprecedented Boom Worldwide

Ten years after the financial crisis, Alternative Finance continues to exhibit strong growth. The sector is estimated to account for nearly €300 billion of inflows worldwide, a market exhibiting 25% annual growth and largely dominated by the Chinese (75%), which percentage was already recorded in… Read More

On Eve of Regulated ICOs in France, Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire Tweets About Concerns Regarding Facebook’s Libra at G7 Meeting

Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy and supporter of cryptocurrency, has been tweeting about virtual currencies today during meetings of the G7 taking place in France. Le Maire has been a vocal supporter of blockchain technology and a strong voice in support… 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

Overfunding: French Home Sharing App Whoomies Quickly Surpasses €300,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Whoomies, a France-based home-sharing mobile app, has quickly surpassed its initial €300,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. Founded in 2017, Whoomies explained that it is focused on delivering digital tools to improve the shared living experience on both tenants and real estate owners. The company… Read More

Online Lender October Pushes into Germany as it Continues Expansion

Marketplace lending platform October, which is based in France, has expanded in Germany, according to a blog post by CEO and founder Oliver Goy. October has selected Thorsten Seeger, a Funding Circle veteran, as CEO of October Deutschland as its plots its ongoing expansion across… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Forms Fintech Partnership with the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) in France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to “enhance collaboration between the two authorities in supporting Fintech innovation. The French ACPR is a supervisory authority attached to the… Read More

French Fintech Startup Joko Secures €1.6 Million Through First Investment Round

Joko, a fintech startup based in France, announced this week it secured 1.6 million through its first investment round. The companies who participated in the funding round are Partech, Axeleo Capital, Lafayette Plug and Play, and several angel investors. Founded in 2018, Joko states it… Read More

France: First Tokenized Real Estate Transaction Completed by Equisafe

Equisafe has completed the very first real estate transaction facilitated by blockchain in France, according to a report. Equisafe is described as a “neo investment bank” for digital security issuance. Equisafe can provide a variety of services including security token issuance and a secondary market… Read More

Younited Credit Recruits German CEO to Head its German Operations

Younited Credit announced today that it has hired Kai Friedrich, a senior German banker to head its German operations. Younited Credit is the only consumer lending platform which has its own “passportable” license allowing it to operate as a credit institution throughout the European Union…. Read More

Factoring Fintech Finexkap Raises €39 Million. Targets €1 Billion of Invoice Financing in 2 Years

Factoring platform Finexkap has closed on a €39 million funding round, according to a release from the firm. Strategic investor Chenavari Investment Managers led the round which included the participation of existing investors. Finexkap said their goal is to finance €1 billion of invoices by… Read More

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