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France Creates G7 Taskforce to Examine Facebook’s Libra, Crypto Regulation

A G7 taskforce is being created to examine how central banks can regulate cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s libra, Reuters reported on June 21.Francois Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of France’s central bank, said:“We want to combine being open to innovation with firmness on regulation. This is in everyone’s interest.”Although Paris has said it is not

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France to Push EU Member States to Adopt Its Cryptocurrency Regulations

France is reportedly going to try to convince other European Union member states to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to its own, Reuters reported on April 15.Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, reportedly stated that France will encourage other EU countries to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar

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France Passes Bill to Allow Insurance Providers to Invest in Crypto and Tokens

French insurance markets can now invest in cryptocurrencies, following the passage of a new law, foreign exchange news agency FXStreet reports April 11.On April 11, the National Assembly of France adopted a bill that is designed to stimulate local business development, including redirecting savings from individuals to businesses, according

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Greek Supreme Court Rules in Support of Extraditing Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik to France

The Supreme Court of Greece has ruled in support of a decision to extradite the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e Alexander Vinnik to France. A “correspondent at the scene” from major Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported the news Dec. 19.As previously reported, 39-year old Russian national

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Pro-Crypto French MPs Want to Invest 500 Million Euros to Make France ‘Blockchain Nation’

Two pro-crypto members of the French Parliament (Parlement français) want the country to invest up to 500 million euros in blockchain programs to elevate France as a “blockchain nation.” Deputies Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudière released a report on Dec. 12 outlining 20 proposals to support the development and

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