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French Regulators Notice Uptick In Crypto-Related Complaints

French financial regulators have observed an increase in complaints regarding cryptocurrencies this year.Investors in the country are increasingly filing complaints about digital currencies with France’s Financial Markets Authority (AMF) since January 2019, according to the AMF’s 2019 Risk Map report published on July 2.Percentage of claims to AMF regarding

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French Minister of Economy to Ask for Guarantees From Facebook In Regards to Its Forthcoming Coin

French Minister of the Economy and Finance intends to “ask for guarantees” from Facebook in regards to its forthcoming digital currency Libra, media outlet Europe 1 reported on June 18.The Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire told Europe 1 that Facebook’s long-awaited stablecoin Libra is an

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French Gaming Giant Ubisoft Considering Potential Blockchain Applications

French video gaming giant Ubisoft is allegedly exploring potential blockchain applications in gaming as a strategy to gain a more competitive edge in the industry. The news was reported by daily French financial newspaper Les Échos on June 11.Per Les Échos, Ubisoft has been quietly exploring blockchain applications for

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French Retail Chain Carrefour Registers Sales Boost Following Blockchain Integration

French retail giant Carrefour has seen an increase in sales after the implementation of a blockchain-based tracking system, Reuters reported on June 3.Carrefour’s blockchain tracking system enables customers to track the supply chain of 20 items, including meat, milk, and fruit from farms to stores, thus avoiding products with

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Three French Banks Join R3 Corda Blockchain-Based Loans Platform

British financial software firm Finastra has signed three global banks on its R3 Corda blockchain-based syndicated loans platform, the firm officially announced on May 14.France-based banking institutions BNP Paribas, Natixis, and Societe Generale have officially joined Finastra’s syndicated lending platform Fusion LenderComm, following previous pilots back in 2017.Based on

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French Stock Market Regulator Issues Warning About Crypto-Related Firm

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has warned the public about a firm offering training courses and software for trading cryptocurrency and investing in forex markets, according to an announcement published on April 9.The AMF — the stock market regulator in France — has issued a warning regarding the

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