Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 24 French Tobacco Stores

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At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs – representing about a quarter of the registered tobacco stores in France – are expected to start offering BTC…

France Rejects Cryptocurrency-Friendly Tax Amendments

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France’s National Assembly has rejected a number of tax amendments aimed at lowering taxes for cryptocurrency traders and users. Among rejected amendments are those concerning capital gains and losses and crypto tax exemptions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Crypto Amendments Rejected The French National Assembly rejected a number of…

French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent

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French lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the 2019 budget bill that will cut capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to 30 percent from 36.2 percent. This will bring cryptocurrency transactions in line with other non-real estate assets, which are taxed at a flat rate of 30 percent. Also Read: Survey: South Africans Turn to Crypto…

Court Refuses to Drop Money Laundering Charge Against UBS, $5.8 Billion Fine Looms

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A French court has reportedly rejected a request by the largest Swiss bank to drop money laundering charge against it. UBS Group and a number of its executives are accused of tax fraud and money laundering. If found guilty, the bank could be fined up to 5 billion euros or $5.8 billion. Its executives could…

New French Law Sets Out Guidelines For ICOs

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After slashing taxes on profits made from cryptocurrency trading by more than half, France has now implemented a new legal framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Is Europe’s third largest economy transforming into a haven for cryptocurrency? Also read: Faced With Cash And Forex Shortages, Zimbabweans Turn To Bitcoin – Even When It’s Banned French Lawmakers…

Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Club to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

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Through blockchain and cryptocurrency, it’s becoming easier for communities to interact and exchange value with each other in an efficient, trustless way. In the sports industry, cryptocurrency is enabling fans to participate in the decisions of their favorite teams. PSG Partners With Socios Based in Malta, Socios is a tokenized sports voting platform that aims to…

Ledger Live Desktop Wallet Manager Reviewed

Ledger Live Desktop Wallet Manager Reviewed

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On Monday, wallet manufacturer Ledger released its eagerly anticipated new desktop software. Ledger Live is meant to be a more reliable and user-friendly version of the Chrome app, which has come in for criticism, not least from this reviewer. To determine whether Ledger Live is an improvement on its predecessor, I put the French firm’s…