Alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik is to be extradited to France after 17 months of detention in Greece. The Russian government is very displeased.
France is keen on launching the first CBDC ahead of China, as giants such a KT Corporation, Microsoft and China Mobile launched blockchain projects.
France intends to test its central bank digital currency in the first quarter of 2020, intending to become the first in Europe to do so.
Saudi and UAE to launch CBDC, Afghan using blockchain in healthcare, HSBC and Bank of New York launch blockchain projects and more.
Consumers in France are reportedly set to enjoy a boom in cryptocurrency support, following the announcement of plans for 25,000 retail points of sale to onboard crypto payments in 2020.
Crypto-to-crypto transactions will not be liable to tax in France, according to the country’s Finance Minister.
Criticizing what he called the “privatisation of money,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Facebook Libra’s risks were too many and severe to be tolerated by regulators in the European Union.
Domino’s Pizza has launched a competition to celebrate its anniversary and is putting up €100,000 in Bitcoin Core and other prizes.
The Financial Markets Authority is reportedly planning to launch an experimental framework for crypto regulation this month.
The number of claims about crypto assets in France has increased substantially since July of last year, according to report.