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Ingenico Partners with Pundi X to Unlock Android-Based Crypto Payments

News French payment firm Ingenico has partnered with Singapore-based crypto startup Pundi X to enable its customers to receive payments in crypto using smartphones. Pundi X has integrated its point-of-sale payment gateway (XPOS) into Ingenico’s mobile portable POS solution APOS A8, the firm annou..

VeChain Unveils Food Tracing Solution Foodgates at China’s Import Expo

News Singapore-based blockchain application platform VeChain has unveiled a new blockchain tracking system for the food and beverage industry. In a blog post on Nov. 7, the company confirmed it was working with food certification group DNV GL and supply chain specialist ASI Group on the project, k..

French High School Students Will Learn About Bitcoin And Crypto

News France is about to introduce an educational module to its high school curriculum that covers Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies. In June, the French Ministry of National Education amended its study plan to incorporate the world’s largest cryptocurrency. French educators are expected to teach ..

Five European Union Countries Team Up to Block Libra: Report

News Five European Union member countries have reportedly teamed up to prevent the issuance of Facebook’s stablecoin Libra. Private meetings to turn EU against LibraFollowing a series of private meetings in October, France is reportedly leading the anti-Libra effort with Germany, Italy, Spain and ..

Alipay Denounces Bitcoin OTC Trading: Regulatory ‘Gray Area’ in China

Follow up Earlier in October 2019, Binance announced a fiat on-ramp for crypto trading via Chinese payment services Alipay and WeChat. This move was part of the exchange giant’s peer-to-peer (P2P) trading rollout for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese yuan. The public..

French Finance Minister Warns He ‘Cannot Countenance’ Facebook’s Libra

News France’s economy and finance minister has repeated his criticism of Facebook’s digital currency Libra, saying he cannot allow its existence. Le Maire: France has “clear position” on LibraIn an opinion piece for the Financial Times on Oct. 17, Bruno Le Maire claimed Libra would take power over..

Central Banks Have Three Options for Crypto Regulations, Says Official

News Denis Beau, the deputy governor of France’s central bank, Banque De France, recently delivered comments regarding central banks’ approaches to cryptocurrencies. Establish appropriate cryptocurrency regulations On Oct. 16, Beau spoke at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum co..

5,200 Tobacco Shops in France Now Selling Bitcoin

News French crypto startup Keplerk has relaunched its service to accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments in over 5,200 tobacco shops in France starting from Oct. 10. Service first launched in JanuaryAfter suspending the service in less than two months after launch in January, Keplerk says that its customers..

French State-Owned Bank Joins $8M Lightning Network Startup Funding

News One of the developers of Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network has secured $8 million in funding from partners, including a bank partially owned by the French state. State-owned Bpifrance funds Lightning developmentIn a press release published on Oct. 9, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ confirmed..

Mt. Gox Trustee Contacts US DOJ in Connection with Vinnik Investigation

News Nobuaki Kobayashi, trustee of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox, has contacted the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in search of information about Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of BTC-e. News of Kobayashi’s pursuit of information from the DOJ were reveale..

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