France Won’t Launch Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon: PwC Blockchain Exec

France’s central bank won’t issue its own digital currency anytime soon because doing so would be a complex undertaking that could hurt the country’s flailing economy. That’s the assessment of Pauline Adam Kalfon, a blockchain a...

France Won’t Launch Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon: PwC Blockchain Exec

France’s central bank won’t issue its own digital currency anytime soon because doing so would be a complex undertaking that could hurt the country’s flailing economy. That’s the assessment of Pauline Adam Kalfon, a blockchain a...

French National Council of Clerks Deploys Blockchain Network

France’s National Council of Clerks of Commercial Courts (Conseil National des Greffiers des Tribunaux de Commerce – CNGTC) has announced the deployment of a blockchain network aimed at streamlining the management of commercial and corporate registry. ...

IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks

Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies' legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.

France’s Millionaire Tax Failed – So Will AOC’s Green New Deal

It seems like New York and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two from Europe. The “millionaire tax” that both the state and its most controversial representative are proposing was first attempted in France back in 2012. Then, President Fr...

French Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen Faces Imprisonment for Anti-ISIS Tweets

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces three years imprisonment and a possibly €75,000 ($90,000) fine over tweets she shared four years ago showing ISIS atrocities. The 50-year-old former presidential candidate, President of the National Rally...

French Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen Faces Imprisonment for Anti-ISIS Tweets

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces three years imprisonment and a possibly €75,000 ($90,000) fine over tweets she shared four years ago showing ISIS atrocities. The 50-year-old former presidential candidate, President of the National Rally...

Vive La France! Facebook, Google, and Amazon Face $452 Million Tax Bill

France expects to collect $452 million in 2019 through a new digital tax that targets 30 Big Tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple. On March 6, the French government introduced a 3% digital-services tax on tech giants that earn ...

France Targets Amazon, Google, Facebook for an Annual $500 Million Tax Boost

France is targeting large technology firms such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and others in a move that could fetch the French nation about $500 million. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday in an interview with Le Parisien newsp...

French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to benefit agriculture and consumers.