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

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 told Cointelegraph. The company also alleges that the outfit is the first STO platform to achieve …

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

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 currency or fiat money — as some news …

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Paris Blockchain Week Rescheduled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

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 organizers rescheduled the event …

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Alleged Launderer of $4B in BTC Vinnik Charged in France After Extradition

French authorities have charged former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e and Russian national Alexander Vinnik. Bloomberg reported on Jan. 28 that Vinnik’s lawyers said that he will remain in France to face his charges following his recent extradition from Greece. According to an unspecified official at the prosecutor’s office, Vinnik was charged with extortion, …

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French Pro Soccer Team Paris Saint-Germain Launches Fan Token

The fan token of top-tier soccer team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is now available for sale on the blockchain platform Socios, the team announced in a tweet on Jan. 28.  As one of the first uses of the $PSG Fan Token, holders will vote on an inspirational message to be printed on the armband of the …

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

</header> <strong>Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary …

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

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 out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. China reaffirms …

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EU Countries Commence Crypto Regulations as Mandated by New Directive

</header> <strong>The European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive mandates that member states start regulating crypto assets by Jan. 10. Crypto exchanges and custodial wallet providers are now covered by the same regulatory requirements as banks and other financial institutions.</strong> Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese Laws EU’s Regulatory Deadline: …

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

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 fraudulently accessing data …

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French Businessman Detained for Stealing €1.2 Million in Crypto From His Partners

</header> <strong>An investigation launched on the request of a French startup has led to the indictment of a 37-year-old entrepreneur accused of stealing </strong><strong>182 <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> from the company he cofounded. Embezzlement of money is one the charges brought against him by the public prosecutor’s office in Paris. </strong> Also read: …

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