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Cryptocurrency: banks profit from FTX bankruptcy Traditional banks, very cautious about crypto-currencies, see FTX's bankruptcy as yet another reason to be wary of them.
Bitcoin scam: US financial watchdog files complaint According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 4 people have embezzled nearly $300 million in Bitcoins.
Mastercard launches crypto-currency buying and selling service US giant Mastercard intends to make crypto-currencies an everyday means of payment.
Banks concerned about digital euro project The central bank's digital currency project aims to make life easier for Europeans. However, banks are not hiding their concerns.
Ethereum: from cryptocurrency to decentralized global server Ethereum is now the world's second most widely used blockchain after Bitcoin. What are its strengths and limitations?
What tax regime will apply to cryptocurrencies in 2023? The tax regime applying to cryptocurrencies varies according to the nature of the gains generated by these digital assets.
Cryptocurrencies, a still underdeveloped payment method While merchants are legally entitled to be paid in cryptocurrencies, this payment method remains rare. Why is this?
Cryptocurrency: a risky investment for individuals The number of French people who have already bought cryptocurrencies has risen sharply in 2021. How can we explain this trend?
Digital currencies: countries speed up transition to counter cryptocurrencies The majority of central banks have decided to press ahead with the launch of their digital currencies to counter cryptocurrencies.
In El Salvador, bitcoin convinces few users El Salvador was the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender. 9 months later, the crypto-currency is struggling to gain a foothold.
Cryptocurrencies to the rescue of the Ukrainian economy Ukraine has just passed a bill legalizing the use of cryptocurrencies, in the hope of bolstering the country's economy.
Internationalization, the next challenge for French fintech? Despite record fund-raising in 2021, French startups are still struggling to establish their model internationally.
USA: moviegoers can buy tickets in cryptocurrencies The AMC group, which runs the largest network of movie theaters in the United States, now allows moviegoers to buy tickets in cryptocurrencies.
Coinhouse aims to become Europe's leading cryptobank The fintech Coinhouse, a cryptocurrency investment and exchange platform, aspires to become Europe's leading cryptobank.
Taxation of crypto-assets: changes to be expected in 2022 Several MPs have tabled amendments to the Finance Bill concerning the taxation of cryptoassets. They will be debated this week.
Covid-19: cryptocurrency-related criminal activity down in 2020 A recent study by Chainalysis reveals that transactions linked to illicit activities on the Blockchain have decreased in 2020.
In the UK, buying and selling cryptocurrencies possible via PayPal Starting this week, UK PayPal users will gradually be able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.
Ethereum: a major update for the second-largest cryptocurrency On August 5, the 2nd cryptocurrency after Bitcoin underwent a major update, Hard Fork London. What changes have been made?
Cryptocurrencies: growing interest from private banks Private banks, approached by their customers about investing in cryptocurrencies, are gradually opening up to this market.
US banks authorized to manage crypto-currencies on behalf of their customers The US banking regulator has announced that it is now allowing banks to manage crypto-currencies.