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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

Facebook to Shut Down P2P Payments For Messenger in the UK & France

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly removing P2P money transfer services through its messenger app for UK and France. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is set to close the service in the countries on June 15th. While it will be shut down in the UK and… Read More

France Urges EU To Use its Crypto Sector Regulations as Model

France’s Finance and Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has told the EU that it should use rules established by France to govern the region’s cryptocurrency and digital asset sector as inspiration for EU and regional regulations. Le Maire told attendees at a recent “blockchain tech”… Read More

Fintech R:Evolution “Destination Excellence” – Paris

PARTICIPATE IN THE FOURTH EDITION … A must-see event for the entrepreneurial and financial world, Fintech R: Evolution brings together more than 1200 participants each year. Entrepreneurs, influencers, decision-makers, researchers, investors, journalists: the French and international fintech scene is there to discuss and consider what the… Read More

France: Loi PACTE Poised to Enable Digital Asset Issuance

The French National Assembly recently passed the PACTE law (Loi PACTE). The omnibus bill entails a variety of acts of legislation designed to boost the French economy. Championed by the French government it is expected to become law within the coming months – perhaps as… 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

Report: French Law Firm and Blockchain Company Create Working Group on Real Estate and Tokenization

France is a country that is pursuing a regulated path for the tokenization of securities. The Pacte Law (Loi PACTE) is predicted to be signed into law at some point this spring. Ostensibly, the legislation will define the issuance, and management, of digital assets. In… Read More

Gay Travel Platform MisterB&B Exceeds $500K on Wefunder

The gay travel platform misterb&b has quickly surpassed $516K with the help of 916+ investors, easily bypassing its minimum target, and on its way to a $1M Wefunder campaign target goal. Just last year the startup celebrated an $8.5M Series A round. Founded by CEO Matthieu… Read More

French National Assembly Proposes Mandatory ID-ing of Crypto Users and “Refined” Regulations

The French National Assembly’s Finance Committee has issued a report on cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors in the country. The report’s introduction is written by Committee president Eric Woerth, who urges the country to continue refining regulations governing the sector. He also argues against promoting cryptomining… Read More

How Fintech Should Help to Close the Gender Gap in Business Lending

The number of women-owned businesses has been steadily increasing globally. Despite this, accessing finance to start or grow their business remains a struggle for many women. A study by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Kansas City found that women are less likely… Read More

CEO of Sowefund: French Equity Crowdfunding is Not in Decline

Recently, the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual crowdfunding barometer. The report indicated that alternative finance continues to grow in France but when you separate equity crowdfunding, this segment indicates a decline. Crowdfund Insider published an article on the FPF… Read More

France Fines UBS, Switzerland’s Largest Bank, $5.1 Billion for Aiding Tax Evasion

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, was fined 4.5 billion Euros ($5.1 billion USD) Wednesday for “aggravated money-laundering of the proceeds of tax fraud” as well as “illegal bank soliciting” for its alleged role in helping wealthy French citizens avoid taxes, Associated Press reports. Five former UBS… Read More

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