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Reports are emerging that the anti-Emmanuel Macron protesters in France, known in English as the Yellow Vests, are planning to stage a bank run this weekend. Although the changes of such an initiative bringing the government to its knees, as the demonstrators hope, are slim, what may very well be the first ever voluntary bank…
French cryptocurrency platform Keplerk has partnered with tobacco shops in the country to start offering Bitcoin to customers from early next year. French regulators and the Central Bank of France have warned consumers about the risks associated with investing in digital currencies. Tobacco Shops First Brick and Mortar to Sell Bitcoin in the World, Says Keplerk Keplerk,…
U.K.-based startup SETL was granted a license from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the French financial watchdog, to run a blockchain-powered central securities depository (CSD). Blockchain Settlement Startup Promises to Help Cut Collateral Held up in Payment Systems As one of Europe’s biggest securities settlement systems, France will be at the forefront of “market plumbing” processes, where…