Tag: France

  • More Oil Giants to Join Blockchain-Based Platform Vakt for Energy Commodity Trading

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      Chevron, one of largest American multinational energy corporations, and two other major energy companies have joined Vakt, a United Kingdom-based blockchain platform for energy commodity trading. Reuters reported on the development on Jan. 16. Along with Chevron, Total, a leading French multinational integrated oil and gas company, and major Indian refiner Reliance Industries have become members of the Vakt platform. The article stresses that the agreement is […]

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  • French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin Despite Regulatory Uncertainty

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    Several tobacco shops in Paris, France, have started selling Bitcoin (BTC) for fiat despite regulatory uncertainty, Reuters reports Tuesday, Jan. 8. Reuters has learned that the world’s largest cryptocurrency can now be purchased at six tobacco shops throughout Paris. However, in a contradicting report French magazine Capital has claimedthat there are as many as 24 shops currently participating in […]

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  • Pro-Crypto French MPs Want to Invest 500 Million Euros to Make France ‘Blockchain Nation’

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    Two pro-crypto members of the French Parliament (Parlement français) want the country to invest up to 500 million euros in blockchain programs to elevate France as a “blockchain nation.” Deputies Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudière released a report on Dec. 12 outlining 20 proposals to support the development and mainstream adoption of blockchain, […]

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  • Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

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    French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. A police unit came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him after he opened fire. Three people have died following the shooting at the market and several more were seriously injured. Chekatt, 29, […]

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  • Yellow vest movement: Paris police detain hundreds of protesters

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    Police in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent. The clashes came after up to 8,000 demonstrators gathered in the city centre. More than 500 people have been taken into custody. At least 30 people have been injured in the capital, including three police officers. The […]

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  • French Firm Becomes Europe’s First Regulated Crypto Asset Manager Funded by an ICO

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    France has one of the toughest regulatory environments in Europe and the world generally when it comes to finance and specifically cryptocurrency. The country has in recent times taken a few cursory steps toward becoming a hub of ICO activity, but strict enforcement of crypto regulations is the cost of doing business in a well-connected financial […]

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  • France protests: Government fears ‘major violence’ in coming days

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    The French government says it fears “major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national “yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping the fuel tax increases in the budget – the original spark for the protests. But broader discontent with the government has spread, and protests have […]

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  • Global Retail Giant Auchan Expands Blockchain Tracking Solution to Five More Countries

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    Global retail giant Auchan is expanding TE-FOOD’s blockchain solution to improve the transparencyof products’ history, U.S.-based news agency Cision PRWeb reports today, Dec. 4. The French retail group, which is reportedly the 13th largest food retailer globally with operations in 17 countries, has extended TE-FOOD’s FoodChain solution to five more countries. FoodChain is the international traceability information ledger by TE-FOOD, first applied by Auchan in its Vietnam branch. After a 18-month […]

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  • French Lawmakers Want to Give Bitcoin Investors a Tax Cut

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    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 […]

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  • Emmanuel Macron: Six held in ‘attack’ plot against French president

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    Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a “violent” attack on President Emmanuel Macron, officials say. The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France. An investigation is now taking place into a […]

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