Tagged: france

BNP Paribas Deploys Mobile Pay-to-Person Payment Service “Paylib Between Friends”

BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, announced on Wednesday it is set to compete against other money transfer services such as PayPal, Venmo, and Lydia by deploying its new mobile payment solution, Paylib Between Friends. According to BNP Paribas, Paylib is described as a person-to-person… Read More

Naviaddress ICO Nabs over $16M on Chaineum

Chaineum, a crypto-finance engineering consulting company and reportedly the first French boutique specialized in raising funds through ICOs, has completed an ICO operation carried out for Naviaddress, a platform for digital addressing of locations and objects. Through its ICO, Naviaddress sold a total of 338… Read More

France is Upping its Game When it Comes to Fintech and Entrepreneurship

This past week, I had the chance to attend a Fintech focused event put on by the Consulate of France in Manhattan and, honestly, I came away very impressed. For too many years, France did not have much of a reputation in the startup world…. Read More

France Wants to Become the First Major Financial Center to Have a Framework that Facilitates Initial Coin Offerings

Some large countries are blocking initial coin offering, some are observing and others are creating rules by enforcement action, France wants to become “the first major financial center to propose an ad hoc legislative frame work that will allow companies initiating an ICO to demonstrate their seriousness to potential… Read More

The Request Network Foundation Partners with PwC France and Francophone Africa on Blockchain Development

The Request Network Foundation has formed a partnership with the PwC France and Francophone Africa Blockchain Lab. According to the Request Network, this partnership will shape and develop the future of professional services, taking a leading role in offering solutions to clients’ needs of on-boarding… Read More

Biggest Day Ever: Lendix Sees €4.9 Million in Lending During Single Day

Here is a quick note on Lendix, the France-based online lending platform that is rapidly expanding across the European continent. In a tweet, founder and CEO Olivier Goy revealed that Lendix experienced its largest one day ever in loans uploaded to the site.   Mis… Read More

France Poised to Become the European Center for Initial Coin Offerings?

While several countries have sought to stomp out crypto-innovation, and others have tried to accomplish rule making by enforcement action, France appears to be ready to embrace the cryptocurrency revolution. According to a report in Les Echos, the most prominent business publication in France, legislators… Read More

Lendix Spain Originates €10 Million in First Year of Lending

Lendix has originated approximately €10 million in loans during its first year of operation in Spain. This is according to multiple reports in Spanish press that stated Lendix Spain is on track to lend €30 million during 2018. In total 25 businesses financed projects on the online… Read More

Payments & KYC Platform Acuity Partners with Fintech Lemon Way to Flag High Risk Customers

Accuity, a financial crime compliance, payments and know- your-customer (KYC) platform, has partnered with France-based Fintech Lemon Way, to help flag potentially high-risk customers. Lemon Way has decided to utilize Accuity’s  Firco Compliance Link, a solution which will enable the business to streamline its financial… Read More

BNP Paribas Launches New Investment Fund For Financial Services & Insurance

BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, announced this week it is launching its very own investment fund that dedicated to financial services and insurance. The company reported that the new fund will be managed by BNP Paribas Capital Partners, an arm of BNP Paribas Asset… 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

SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership

After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting. We’re remaining true… Read More

European Investors Elect Favorite Projects as Prêtons Ensemble Launches New €200 Million Digital Lending Fund

The asset management firm Eiffel Investment Group which manages the €100 million marketplace lending fund “Prêtons Ensemble” (meaning “Let’s Lend Together”) for institutional investors Aviva France, AG2R LA MONDIALE, MAIF, MGEN and Klesia awarded European Digital Lending Awards at a gathering held in Paris on… Read More

France’s Alternative Finance Grows by 50% – Equity Crowdfunding Shrinks

The annual Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding Barometer compiled by KPMG for the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that in 2017 the French Alternative Finance market grew by 50%, driven by SME lending growth, and came close to the billion euro mark, at… Read More

Advertising Platform Pingvalue Readies for €30M-Goal ICO on Chaineum

Pingvalue plans an upcoming ICO with a €30M target conducted for developing its blockchain-based advertising services. Chaineum, a French ICO Boutique founded by Laurent Leloup, is leading this ICO. Following the recent successful ICO conducted by Domraider, Chaineum is leading this offering with a pre-ICO opening… Read More

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Security Platform Ledger Celebrates Draper Esprit-Led $75M Series B Round

French cryptocurrency and blockchain security company Ledger nabbed a $75 million (EUR 61 million) Series B round, led by Draper Esprit. The investment funds will enable the company to scale up its operations as demand for its security products increases. While the round was led by… Read More

Minister of the Economy for France Appoints former Deputy Governor of Banque of France to Investigate Cryptocurrency

In a speech delivered on January 15th at Bercy, Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of Economy and Finance, announced he has appointed Jean-Pierre Landau, former Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, to head a mission investigating cryptocurrencies. Le Maire stated (translated from French); “We want… Read More