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Brussels based Fintech iBanFirst Secures €21 Million in Capital via Series C led by Elaia, Bpifrance Large Venture

Brussels-based Fintech firm iBanFirst has secured €21 million in capital through a Series C round, which was led by Elaia and Bpifrance Large Venture. The funds raised will be used to expand iBanFirst’s financial services platform for SMEs. The company mainly focuses on supporting B2B… Read More

First Regulated Utility Coin Issued in France, FICO Trades on Zebitex

As was previously announced, FICO or French-ICO has commenced trading on the Toulouse, France based cryptocurrency exchange Zebitex. French-ICO is a primary issuance platform for firms interested in raising capital via a digital asset offering. FICO was the very first initial coin offering (ICO) to… Read More

Securities Services Division of BNP Paribas to Use Natural Language Generation to Provide Concise Executive Summaries

The Securities Services division of France’s BNP Paribas, the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets, is reportedly using Natural Language Generation (NLG) to prepare concise, one-page executive summaries for its custody customers. BNP Paribas explained that NLG helps it convert… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Signs Fintech focused MoU with French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has reportedly become the first state regulator to commit to a Fintech Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority, an independent administrative authority, which oversees the activities of banking institutions and insurance… Read More

First French ICO to Receive Regulatory Approval Completes Offering

French ICO, the first initial coin offering (ICO) that received a Visa from the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has completed the offering. According to a public statement, French-ICO collected 574.85 ETH, which was 115% of the soft cap for the FICO tokens. The… Read More

The French Competition Authority has Released a Consultation Paper, Seeking Feedback on Fintech, Blockchain, and Digital Asset Regulations

The French competition authority (ADC) has launched a public consultation on the Fintech industry in the country. The ADC is looking for feedback on the potential role of large digital platforms in the payments sector. It’s also seeking input regarding  new payment service providers and… Read More

Cofounder Talks about Chain Accelerator Joining ON-X, Paris Blockchain Week, Deep Tech, and the Future of Blockchain in France and Elsewhere

  Chain Accelerator, an international startup accelerator specialized in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, announced it has been acquired by ON-X, a larger French consulting group specialized in digital innovation and digital integration. Chain Accelerator was founded in 2018 by Michael Amar and Nicolas Cantu,… Read More

France: Société Générale Completes First Central Bank Digital Currency Transaction

Société Générale, a top French bank, has completed the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) transaction. According to a statement by Societe Generale SFH, a subsidiary of Société Générale, the company has issued 40 million euros in covered bonds in the form of “security tokens”… Read More

France: Second AMF Approved Initial Coin Offering is For WPO’s GreenToken – a Tradable Utility Token

France has created a unique regulatory regime for the issuance and trading of digital assets that are utility tokens. Under French law, an initial coin offering (ICO) issuer may apply for a “visa” to offer a utility token. If approved, the issuer may publicly promote… Read More

Bilal el Alamy of Equisafe: We have chosen Tezos for its community, security, scalability and ability to adapt

Equisafe is a Fintech company specialized in asset tokenization whose solutions are based on the Tezos protocol. This week, Equisafe’s President and co-founder, Bilal el Alamy, unveiled a partnership with the real estate asset management company Koytcha Immo.  Below is a discussion with el Alamy… Read More

Koytcha Immo Enlists Equisafe to Provide Digital Asset Solution and Tokenized Real Estate Opportunities

Equisafe, a digital asset solution and tokenization platform based in France, has been selected by Koytcha Immo based in Reunion. The collaboration was conducted with the assistance of Tezos Réunion, the Indian Ocean branch of the Tezos project. Koytcha Conseil is a wealth management firm… Read More

Since January, the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Has Whitelisted Just ONE ICO

France has been recognized as quickly crafting a digital asset friendly regulatory environment while some other jurisdictions struggled to move. The concept of digital securities and non-security crypto assets found support from policymakers and a law was enacted to create a structure for initial coin… Read More

STOKR Partners with Lemon Way Enabling Payment Gateway for Security Token Issuance

STOKR S.A. has partnered with payment platform Lemon Way S.A.S, thus allowing for registration with the French financial regulator Autorité de Control Prudentiel et de Resolution (ACPR) as payment service agent (a​gent prestataire de services de paiement​). STOKR is now subject to the supervision of… Read More

French Fintech PayFit Udpates HR and Payroll Platform to Allow UK Businesses to Determine Furlough Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic

France-based Fintech firm PayFit has upgraded its HR and payroll platform to allow UK companies to determine furlough and sick pay during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The updates to PayFit’s human resources software will give PayFit users the option to submit Coronavirus-related leave requests. The… Read More

Digital Health Insurance Provide Alan Secures €50 Million Through Series C Investment Round

Alan, a France-based independent digital health insurance platform, announced on Monday it secured €50 million through its Series C investment round, which was led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore, with participation from Index Ventures. The funding brings Alan’s total amount raised… Read More

COVID-19 Prevention: The International Chamber of Commerce Requests World Governments and Reserve Banks to be Careful Not to Prevent Paperless Trading Activities

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is considered the world’s largest and “most representative” business organization, has requested governments and reserve banks across the globe to nullify any rules or laws that prevent the use of paperless trading. The ICC said that authorities must… Read More

Lemon Way and Tokenization Platform Equisafe Form Partnership on Digital Securities

Equisafe and Lemon Way have formed a new partnership, according to a note from the companies. Lemon Way is a widely utilized payment platform. Lemon Way offers payment solutions for marketplaces providing a secure and regulated framework. Lemon Way obtained the Payment Institution license in… Read More

Legaltech: Paris-based Jus Mundi, a Developer of the Search Engine for International Law, Secures €1 Million via Seed Round

Paris-headquartered Jus Mundi, a Legaltech firm that aims to serve as the search engine for international law and arbitration, has secured €1 million in capital through its recent seed funding round. Jus Mundi’s management says the firm aims to become a leading resource for international… Read More

Banque de France Testing Central Bank Digital Currency, Issues Call for Applications

The Banque de France – the central bank of France – has issued a call for applications to conduct a central bank digital currency (CBDC) experiment with the bank. According to the publication, the work relating to the experiments is being coordinated by the Infrastructures,… Read More

France-based NeoXam, a Financial Data Management Firm, Integrates ICE Data Services’ Pricing and Reference Data

Paris-headquartered NeoXam, a financial data management and transaction software provider, has added ICE Data Services’ pricing and reference data to its “NeoXam DataHub,” an enterprise data management platform. ICE Data Services is part of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York… Read More

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