Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation: France

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Global Legal Insights – Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019


Davis Polk partner Christophe Perchet, counsel Juliette Loget and associate Stéphane Daniel served as authors for the France chapter in the first edition of Global Legal Insights’ Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation.

Over the past two years, France has been at the forefront of the blockchain revolution in the European Union (“EU”) and the French government is currently working, together with the players in the French crypto ecosystem, to establish a favourable legal framework for initial coin offerings (“ICOs”).

In short, the French government is working to establish a favourable legal framework, and France currently stands out as a “blockchain/crypto friendly” jurisdiction compared to some others, through its “soft touch” approach favouring innovation and entrepreneurial projects.

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