Tag: France

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Curated blockchain and cryptocurrency News – Week 2’19

Brian Evans - Jan 16, 2019

Weekly overview Tobacco stores in France start to sell crypto, Bitwise tries one more time for ETF approval, BitTorrent Token will not be decentralized, suggests ex-CEO, Bitmain…

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More Oil Giants to Join Blockchain-Based Platform Vakt for Energy Commodity Trading

Brian Evans - Jan 16, 2019

Multinational energy corporations Chevron, Total and Reliance Industries have joined blockchain-based platform Vakt for energy commodity trading

BNP Paribas
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France’s Largest Bank BNP Paribas Loses $80 Million Due to Trader’s Pre-Vacation Snafu

Brian Evans - Jan 16, 2019

According to multiple sources, BNP SA, known by many as the largest bank in France, reportedly made a loss of $80 million in derivative trades connected to…

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What We Know About Yellow Vests’ Bank Run and How Crypto Could Help It

Brian Evans - Jan 12, 2019

French grassroots political movement Yellow Vests is fighting financial institutions via a bank run — and crypto could help

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French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin Despite Regulatory Uncertainty

Brian Evans - Jan 10, 2019

Despite the regulatory uncertainty, several tobacco shops in Paris start selling Bitcoin following a November partnership with local crypto startup

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France’s Yellow Vests Plan Bank Run to ‘Scare State Without Violence’

Brian Evans - Jan 09, 2019

Organized movement by France’s Yellow Vests should see a bank run Jan. 12, members claim

Alistair Milne
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Paris ‘Treasure Hunt’ Sees Bitcoin Prize Worth $1,000 Up For Grabs in Wall Mural

Brian Evans - Jan 07, 2019

Graffiti artist Pascal Boyart has set up a secret Bitcoin stash as part of a mural to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the cryptocurrency’s genesis block

Bitcoin Regulation
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French Parliament Refuses to Ease Taxation for Cryptocurrency Owners

Brian Evans - Dec 19, 2018

French Parliament has rejected most of crypto-related amendments to the 2019 finance bill which were expected to ease taxation

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Gaming Giant Atari to Launch ‘Blockchain Versions’ of Two Popular Games

Brian Evans - Dec 18, 2018

Atari and startup Animoca Brands will launch blockchain versions of the popular mobile games “RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch” and “Goon Squad.”

Bitcoin Regulation
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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

Brian Evans - Dec 15, 2018

French stock market regulator AMF has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for offering investment schemes without proper authorization