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Judge Orders Trial in France for Alleged BTC Launderer Alexander Vinnik

Also awaiting charges in the United States and Russia, suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik could be facing a trial in France first. According to news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), a Paris judge has ordered the Russian national to stand trial for extortion, money laundering, criminal association, and fraudulently accessing and modifying data in data …

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French Central Bank Picks Accenture, HSBC and Others for Digital Euro Pilot

Banque de France has picked eight potential candidates to test the integration of a CBDC for interbank settlements, according to the announcement published earlier today. The list of approved participants includes mainstream juggernauts like Accenture, HSBC, and Societe Generale, as well as smaller crypto-focused players like Seba Bank and LiquidShare. The announcement follows the central …

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The Encrypted Messaging Dilemma: Balancing Censorship and Freedom

Encrypted messaging services have always presented a tough challenge for government agencies all over the world. On one hand, they allow for freedom of speech, but on the other, they enable miscreants and bad actors to facilitate nefarious deeds. In this regard, on July 2, European law enforcement authorities arrested over 800 individuals that were …

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New Zealand Police Seize $91 Million From Russian Bitcoin Exchange Operator

80% of US and European Institutional Investors Find Cryptocurrency Appealing: Survey A new survey of about 800 institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe shows strong cryptocurrency adoption, particularly bitcoin. About 80% of institutions said they find cryptocurrency appealing, and 60% believe cryptocurrencies have a place in their portfolios. Crypto Appeals … read more. London’s …

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France releases a voluntary contact tracing app

Sponsored Links Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters The French government has released a contract tracing app, called StopCovid, to notify people when they’ve been in contact with someone who is later diagnosed with COVID-19, as reported by Bloomberg. Usage of the app is entirely voluntary in France, although the effectiveness of contact tracing depends on how …

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You Can Now Buy Tezos From 10,000 Convenience Stores in France

French crypto startup Digycode has introduced support for Tezos (XTZ) purchases through its prepaid vouchers and gift cards. The integration is the product of a partnership between Digycode and the research and development team from Nomadic Labs — who contribute to maintaining Tezos’ core code. Digycode’s co-founder, Christopher Villegas, described Tezos as “one of the …

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COVID-19 Incentivizing Crypto and Leading Mainstream Adoption

Crypto is a place where everything changes faster than in any other industry, and seeing as it was born in the age of the internet, this is quite fitting. Today, China is leading the global digital asset initiative. The train of innovations seems to go faster as the digital yuan (also referred to as DCEP) …

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Amazon will start reopening French warehouses on May 19th

Sponsored Links PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images Amazon’s French warehouses are close to reopening roughly a month after they closed. The internet retailer said it planned a gradual reopening starting on May 19th as it came close to reaching a deal with French unions and work councils on safety measures to protect against COVID-19. It’s …

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