France Pushes to Block Development of Libra in Europe

France’s Minister of the Economy and Finance has said the country will block the development of Libra in Europe as it threatens “monetary sovereignty.” Bruno Le Maire stated that he had serious concerns about the disruption the planned Facebook-led cryptocurrency could have on governments’ economic power at a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development…

Facebook’s Libra should be blocked in Europe, France says

Image copyright Getty Images France says it will block development of Facebook’s Libra digital currency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Libra posed financial risks and could be open to abuse. However, he did not spell out how France could keep Libra out of the…

France eliminates Team USA from World Cup

DONGGUAN, China — The United States has been ousted from medal contention by France at the FIBA World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships. Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds and France beat Team USA…

Domino’s Pizza Launches $100K Bitcoin Prize Competition in France

The French unit of Domino’s Pizza launched an ordering competition with a prize of $110,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) or cash. Game is active from Sept. 4 till Oct. 6 According to a company’s tweet on Sept. 6, Domino’s Pizza France initiated the 100,000 euro give away on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.  Started on…

Team USA’s Tatum game-time decision vs. France

DONGGUAN, China — Jayson Tatum took part in Team USA’s shootaround and has been upgraded to a game-time decision ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup quarterfinal against France (7 a.m. ET, ESPN2), coach Gregg Popovich said. Tatum has missed the past three games after rolling an ankle against Turkey last week. He has been able to…

Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say

Image copyright AFP Image caption Summer heatwaves led to drought conditions across areas of France and western Europe Record heatwaves in June and July caused the deaths of 1,435 people in France this year, according to the country’s health minister. Speaking on French radio, Agnès Buzyn said half of those who died were aged over…

Air France crash: Manslaughter charges dropped over 2009 disaster

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / BRAZILIAN NAVY Image caption The wreckage of the plane was discovered after a long search of the sea floor Magistrates in France have dropped charges against Air France and Airbus over a mid-Atlantic plane crash in 2009 that killed all 228 people on board. The Airbus 330 aircraft flying from…

France announces anti-femicide measures as 100th killing recorded

Image copyright AFP The disfigured body of the young woman was found on Saturday, hidden under rubbish, branches and an old quilt. A local resident passing near the train station of Cagnes-sur-Mer, southern France, thought he had seen a foot and raised the alarm. The death of 21-year-old Salomé has been recorded as the 100th…

Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into rape allegations against the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein. The 66-year-old died in a New York prison cell on 10 August as he awaited trial over allegations that…

US, France, and Germany Dominate Bitcoin Nodes By Country

Among the many reasons that make Bitcoin unique, is that it’s designed to be a global currency accessed by anyone, anywhere, without restriction. Because of this, the first-ever crypto asset is used across the world in different capacities, affected by culture, economic conditions, regulation, and more. A new study reveals how Bitcoin nodes are distributed…