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New Blockchain Project Lets Users Choose Their Renewable Energy Source

News Australian blockchain firm Power Ledger and French green energy retailer ekWateur are betting that consumer choice can help spur the transition to sustainable energy usage. In an announcement on April 1, the two firms revealed that they will be offering almost a quarter of a million French re..

French Soccer Star Claims Crypto Scam Impersonated Him

News French international soccer striker Kylian Mbappé filed a complaint on March 31 for the unauthorized use of his name on a cryptocurrency scam network, which is being investigated by local authorities. According to the newspaper L’Équipe, the soccer player, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, i..

STO Platform’s Registration with Traditional Bank Helps Move Security Tokens Forward

News Security token offering (STO) platform, Blockpulse, has obtained registration with the ACPR Bank of France. Blockpulse “registered at ACPR Banque de France with its partner, Lemonway, the leading European digital payment solution for investment platforms,” Blockpulse COO Marien Irzykiewicz to..

Crypto Carnage, Fears of $1,000 BTC, MakerDAO Crisis: Hodler’s Digest, Mar. 9–15

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

French Court Moves the BTC Chess Piece — How Will Regulators Respond?

Analysis The Commercial Court of Nanterre’s Feb. 26 ruling that Bitcoin (BTC) is a fungible, intangible asset sent some ripples through the French crypto community, and beyond. This may seem surprising, given that this was a lower court decision and, moreover, one that did not declare BTC a curren..

French Regulators Propose a European Regulatory Sandbox for Security Tokens

News European businesses may soon have a new jurisdiction in which to experiment with security tokens while regulators evaluate the pros and cons. France’s markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers — or AMF — is considering a regulatory sandbox meant to study the impact of security t..

Exclusive: A Major French Bank Is Blocking Customers From Using Coinbase

News Initial findings show French international banking group BNP Paribas is blocking customers from sending funds to major crypto exchange platform Coinbase. The block seems to have been initiated this week, although transfers functioned normally during the week of March 2, an anonymous source an..

Bitcoin Recognized as Money by French Court

The Commercial Court of Nanterre in France has issued a ruling recognizing Bitcoin (BTC) as currency — a development that could have significant implications for the country’s cryptocurrency market. Recently, financial regulators in Germany classified cryptos as financial instruments, further enhanc..

French Commerce Court Likens Bitcoin to Currency in Recent Ruling

News A French commerce court has classified Bitcoin (BTC) as currency during a recent trial. Local news outlet Les Echos reported on March 5 that the Commercial Court of Nanterre decided on Feb. 26 to qualify Bitcoin as a fungible interchangeable asset that is not individualizable, just like fiat ..

Paris Blockchain Week Rescheduled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

News Organizers in Paris have rescheduled a major local blockchain industry event due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to an announcement on March 2, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit — initially meant to take place from March 31 to April 1 — is now expected to take place on Dec. 9–10. The o..

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