French Tobacco Shops Want to Sell Bitcoin — Regulators Aren’t Happy

The French version of the SEC, the Autorité des marchés financiers, along with the Banque de France issued a statement Monday regarding the intentions of KeplerK, a company which was previously reported to have gotten approval and is pla...

French Tobacco Shops to Sell Bitcoin From 2019

French cryptocurrency adoption and usage are set to receive a minor boost from next year, as the French Prudential  Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR), a regulatory offshoot of the Banque de France has granted permission for tobacco shops...

French Tobacco Retailers to Sell Bitcoin From January

Tobacconists in France are reportedly going to be selling bitcoin vouchers to the public from New Year.

French Lawmakers Want to Give Bitcoin Investors a Tax Cut

According to a French news website, France’s lower house of parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has backed a proposed plan from its finance commission which will effectively bring the taxes on bitcoin gains in line with other capital gains taxe...

French Bitcoin Startup ACINQ Raises $1.7 Million to Grow the Lightning Network

French bitcoin startup ACINQ has closed $1.7 million in seed funding to aid its development of the tools and services necessary to help the Lightning Network (LN) experience mass adoption. Lightning Network Developer Closes Seed Round According to the ...

French Official Arrested for Allegedly Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A French security official with the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (DGSI) was indicted last week and taken into custody on charges of selling state secrets in exchange for payments in bitcoin. According to local French media Le Parisien, ...

French Official Arrested for Allegedly Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A French security official with the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (DGSI) was indicted last week and taken into custody on charges of selling state secrets in exchange for payments in bitcoin. According to local French media Le Parisien, ...

France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A French intelligence agent was arrested for allegedly selling state secrets for bitcoin.

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik Questioned by French Investigators, Lawyer Says Charges are ‘Trumped...

The legal saga surrounding alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik continues to grow more complicated, as law enforcement officials in three separate countries jockey for the authorization to extradite the alleged BTC-e administrator from Greece, wh...

France Accepts New ICO Framework to Become Europe’s Leading ICO Hub

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) framework proposed by French financial market regulators AMF (l’Autorité des marchés financiers) has been accepted in parliament. France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, confirmed the acceptan...