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French Lawmakers Want to Give Bitcoin Investors a Tax Cut

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn According to a French news website, France’s lower house of parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has backed a proposed plan from its finance commission which will effectively bring the taxes on bitcoin gains in line with other capital gains taxes in the country. At present, bitcoin sales are taxed about 20 percent more than traditional capital gains or sales ...

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World Crypto Con | Journalist Jordan French Wants You to Pitch Him

Welcome to the World Crypto Con Spotlight series. Today’s guest: Jordan French. World Crypto Con World Crypto Con (WCC) is a platform for industry leaders to share their knowledge of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, as well as introduce their projects to the world. WCC welcomes both experts and novices to attend; there’s something for everyone. Our World Crypto Con ...

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Op Ed: 10 Takeaways From Recent French Guidance on Blockchain and the GDPR

“The GDPR, and more generally the classical principles of personal data protection, were conceived in a world where the management of data was centralized within specific entities. In this regard, the decentralized model of data governance embodied by blockchain and the multiplicity of actors involved in the processing of data complicate the definition of the roles of each one.” Blockchain: ...

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UK Blockchain Startup to Enter EU Settlement System After French Regulator’s Approval

U.K. blockchain startup Setl is about to enter an E.U. settlement system after receiving approval from the French securities regulator to run a central securities depository, the Financial Times (FT) writes Tuesday, Oct. 23. Setl, which develops blockchain solutions for the financial sector, received a license from the Autorite des Marches Financiers and can now connect to the Target2-Securities platform ...

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French Grocery Chain Integrates IBM’s Food Trust Blockchain

IBM has been flirting with blockchain technology for years. The former PC manufacturer has quietly built multiple blockchain technologies while more obviously innovating in spaces like artificial intelligence with its Watson technology. One area of keen interest as to what the blockchain is capable of is product information, tracking, and so forth. More specifically, food safety and supply chain transparency. ...

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French Football Club Paris Saint-Germain to Issue Own Digital Currency

One of France’s most celebrated football teams has announced that they will be launching their own digital asset. The token will give holders various perks including voting rights on some of decisions made by the club. Paris Saint-Germain Become the Latest Professional Sports Club to Enter the Crypto Space The bear market of 2018 might have temporarily stifled investor interest ...

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Bitcoin Foundation Challenges “French BitLicense” Proposed in PACTE Bill

On September 23, 2018, the Bitcoin Foundation sent a letter to the French Parliament asking that they reject a new crypto asset amendment being proposed in the PACTE Bill, which deals with the growth and transformation of France’s businesses and the country’s employee savings. The amendment was suggested by members of France’s new social liberal party La Republique En Marche ...

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French Official Arrested for Allegedly Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A French security official with the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (DGSI) was indicted last week and taken into custody on charges of selling state secrets in exchange for payments in bitcoin. According to local French media Le Parisien, the unnamed agent was allegedly arrested for peddling economic information and falsifying administrative documents. Protecting French Data While no link to ...

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Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik Questioned by French Officials

The legal saga surrounding alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik continues to grow more complicated, as law enforcement officials in three separate countries jockey for the authorization to extradite the alleged BTC-e administrator from Greece, where is currently in local police custody. Russian state-operated news service TASS reports that French investigators questioned Vinnik on Monday in connection with what his lawyers ...

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