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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

An Update on France’s Emerging Initial Coin Offering Regime

France is moving forward to embrace blockchain technology and the issuance of digital assets. While security tokens will be regulated just like the securities they are, France has crafted a regulatory regime that supports the issuance of utility tokens. Last December, the French Government issued… Read More

Fintech Younited Credit Completes First Securitization, Rated by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s

Online lender Younited Credit has completed its first public securitization transaction: Youni 2019-1, listed on Euronext, Paris. Youni 2019-1 is the first public securitization carried out by a Fintech in continental Europe. Younited Credit claims to be the first Fintech in the world to earn,… Read More

French Digital Asset Association Gears Up to Champion Digital Assets in Europe and Beyond

Riding on the wings of the success of the Paris Blockchain Week, members of the French Association for the Management of Cryptoassets have decided to set up a larger and more formal association to take their endeavor to the next level.  Today, the founding members… Read More

Loi Pacte: France to Allow Initial Coin Offerings which are Not Securities Beginning in June

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Crowdfund Insider has just received a note that the Loi Pacte (Pacte Law) has been finalized and will become actionable beginning in June. The new regulatory regime will enable initial coin offering (ICO) issuers to raise capital online and sell digital assets which are not… Read More

Wirecard Extends Collaboration With Paris’ Printemps By Boosting WeChat Pay Acceptance

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced this week it has extended its collaboration with Paris department stores Printemps by boosting WeChat Pay acceptance. According to Wirecard, the Wirecard WeChat Pay solution has been implemented at multiple Printemps locations throughout France. While… Read More

Head of Central Bank of France and Leading ECB Contender Francois Villeroy de Galhau Likes Stablecoins, Tokenization

France is becoming a hotbed of crypto innovation. The French government will soon finalize law that will create a regulated path for initial coin offerings that issue utility tokens (ie not securities).  Policy movement like this is only possible with the explicit support of public… Read More

Fintech Raisin Receives Backing of Orange Digital Ventures in €100m Series D

Fintech Raisin has announced that Orange Digital Ventures is participating in their €100m Series D fundraising round alongside existing investors Index Ventures, PayPal, Ribbit Capital, and Thrive Capital. Orange Digital Ventures is the VC branch of Orange, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the… Read More

Ledger Changes Leadership as Pascal Gauthier Appointed CEO, Report Indicates Samsung Invests €2.6 Million in Crypto Security Firm

Crypto security firm has shuffled its executive bench. In a blog post yesterday, Eric Larchevêque, Ledger Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, announced that the company’s President, Pascal Gauthier, has been bumped up to CEO. Larchevêque explained the transition: “With the ever-growing challenge of managing such a… Read More

Fintech Meets Agtech: French Platform MiiMosa Finances The Future of Food

In 2050, the world will need to feed 50% more people than today. By the same time, however, the planet’s farmland will have grown only by 4%. The reasons for the shortfall are many: urbanization, climate change, water pollution, and the soil degradation caused by… Read More

Paris Shows Off Its Blockchain Ecosystem: Touts the Alignment of Government, Regulation, and Entrepreneurship

From April 13 to April 17, the organizers of the Paris Blockchain Week (PBW) lined up a series of events including meetups, hackathons, a PBW Conference hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and a two-day PBW Summit organized by Woorton, ChainAccelerator, and Datalents… Read More

Remitly Expands International Money Transfer Service to France

U.S.-based independent mobile remittance company Remitly announced on Thursday it has launched its international money transfer service in France. Customers may now access the Remitly service through its mobile app or website and benefit from a variety of secure and convenient money sending and receiving… Read More

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