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Vinnik’s Children File a Complaint About Rights Violation to Greek Court

News The lawyers for Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of defunct crypto exchange BTC-e, have filed a complaint alleging violation of Vinnik’s rights. Written on behalf of Vinnik’s young children, the complaint has been filed with a Greek court to prevent the allegedly approaching criminal’s ..

Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 13-17 in Review

Local News This week’s news from Japan included additional comments against crypto trading from China, Binance’s potential involvement in Japan, positivity from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more crypto exits from European Union (EU) regions, and stablecoin positivity from France. Check o..

2019 to 2020: Insiders, Outsiders and Experimenters in Crypto Regulation, Part 3

New Year Special This is the final part of a three-part series covering the regulatory landscape for cryptos in 2019 and thinking about the prospects for 2020. The first two parts covered the “Insiders” of Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, and “Outsider” nations such as China, Russia and ..

Vexed Tech Entrepreneur Turns Bitcoin Hacker, Steals €1M+ from Ex-Colleagues

News A French tech entrepreneur has been nabbed for allegedly stealing over 1 million euros in Bitcoin (BTC) from his former colleagues in what is purported to have been an “act of revenge.” On Dec. 22, the unnamed man was indicted by a judge in Paris on charges of theft, money laundering and frau..

Five Countries Where Crypto Regulation Changed the Most in 2019

New Year Special One of the impediments to the adoption of blockchain and crypto technologies in the world are the regulations governing their introduction into the world of business. The constantly changing nature of the legal framework and the fear of being caught up in legal disputes with regul..

Token Up: French Regulator Approves First Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

France’s top financial regulator has approved its inaugural initial coin offering (ICO) for release to the public, the first time such approval has ever been granted in the European power. The Autorité des marchés financiers, or the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF), was the body behind the ..

Russia Is Unhappy About Greece Extraditing Money Launderer Vinnik to France

Russian Embassy is unhappy about Greece again ruling to extradite the alleged $4 billion Bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik to France

France’s Financial Regulator Grants Country’s First Approval for an Initial Coin Offering

News The hype around initial coin offerings may have quieted down in the States, but France seems to be taking a newfound interest. On Dec. 17th, France’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), granted the country’s first approval for an ICO application. The offering came ..

French-Regulated Napoleon Bitcoin Fund Linked to CME Futures

News Paris-based asset management firm Napoleon AM announced the launch of a regulated Bitcoin (BTC) fund, the Napoleon Bitcoin Fund. The company announced in a press release that the fund was created on Nov. 8 and is a specialized professional fund under French law. The company claims that its pr..

Central Bank of France Has Digital Currency Trials Planned for 2020

France’s top public banker has confirmed the nation’s central bank intends to trial a digital currency in 2020, a reality that puts the European power on pace to be one of the first country’s in the world to do so. In remarks given at an French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR)..

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