New York, French Finance Watchdogs Open Doors for Each Other’s Fintech Startups

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and its French regulatory counterpart will work to “ease the entry” for fintech innovators into their respective markets. An agreement with the French Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution (ACPR), signed Wednesday, seeks to further develop New York and France as “innovation hubs for financial services technology,” according to a press […]

French Renewable Energy Provider Wins Regulator’s Approval for €10M Token Sale

Renewable energy services provider WPO has won approval from the French financial markets regulator to raise funding through a public token offering, or ICO. The Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) granted the ICO approval under its “ICO visa” scheme on May 12, which is expected to run from September 8 through to November 12. Launched […]

French Financial Regulator Responds to EU’s Crypto Consultation

As the European Commission finished its public consultation on cryptocurrency assets in March, France’s major financial regulator stepped in to express its stance on the matter. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the stock market regulator in France, has published an official response to the EC consultation, outlining some basic proposals regarding their own vision […]