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Ethereum-Based Virtual Museum Tokenizes Censored Bitcoin Artwork

News Bitcoin artist “Bnoiit.c” has created an Ethereum-based virtual museum “Cryptovoxels” that ensures censored artworks are immutably preserved for an online audience. In its collection as of Aug. 25 has been a Bitcoin mural by French street artist Pascal “PBOY” Boyart, which was painted over by..

French Central Bank Official Wants to Improve Financial System With Blockchain

News The first deputy governor of the French central bank has called for distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based settlements and payment systems in Europe. Speaking at the AFME Annual Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Conference on Nov. 21, Denis Beau, the first deputy governor of Banque..

French Cybercrime Division Uses Smart Contacts on Tezos Blockchain

News The French Armies and Gendarmerie’s Information and Public Relations Center has validated judicial expenses incurred during investigations on the Tezos (XTZ) blockchain. A press release published on Nov. 20 notes that the Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) used the system to buy cryptocu..

Carrefour, Nestlé Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Infant Formula

News Retail giants Carrefour and Nestlé are now using IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform to track the supply chain of milk-based formula for infants, according to a Nov. 14 announcement. By using the platform, the firms aim to advance consumer confidence in the products’ quality by ensuring more..

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..

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