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Moneyfest: alternative currencies spring up in France

Moneyfest: alternative currencies spring up in France | money money money | Scoop.it
You know the euro, the dollar and the yen, but what about the Bee or the Peach? These are just two among a number of alternative currencies springing up in France. Though they play a minor role in the bigger economic picture, these new forms of exchange are gaining in popularity. They are small projects aimed at revitalising local economies and changing the way we think about money. Moneyfest is an event in Paris dedicated to the growth of new currencies in France.
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French Regulators Focus on Bitcoin's Risks Instead of Rewards - CoinDesk

French Regulators Focus on Bitcoin's Risks Instead of Rewards - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
A recent conference in France made it clear that the country's regulators are more skeptical than optimistic about bitcoin.
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France calls on ECB to act as eurozone growth grinds to a halt - The Guardian

France calls on ECB to act as eurozone growth grinds to a halt - The Guardian | money money money | Scoop.it
France made it clear it blamed foot-dragging on the part of the European Central Bank for the failure of the eurozone's second biggest economy
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Sink or Swim: Bitcoin's Progress in France - CoinDesk

Sink or Swim: Bitcoin's Progress in France - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

The French Senate recently published a report on bitcoin which warned that a continued focus on the digital currency’s risks could distract from its true potential, especially its “nearly inexistent” transaction fees and robust security.

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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway - The Guardian

The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway - The Guardian | money money money | Scoop.it

On the day following Marine Le Pen's Front National victory in the European elections, however, France made a decisive contribution to the reinvention of a radical politics for the 21st century. On that day, thecommittee for a citizen's audit on the public debt issued a 30-page report on French public debt, its origins and evolution in the past decades. The report was written by a group of experts in public finances under the coordination of Michel Husson, one of France's finest critical economists. Its conclusion is straightforward: 60% of French public debt is illegitimate.

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Here are the startups currently occupying Paris' Maison du Bitcoin - VentureBeat

Here are the startups currently occupying Paris' Maison du Bitcoin - VentureBeat | money money money | Scoop.it

On the first floor, you’ll find an open space that will welcome cryptocurrency related startups. In the back, there is a Bitcoin ATM, and downstairs, you can take a look at a cryptocurrency mining rig.

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Europe's First Bitcoin Centre to Open in France

Europe's First Bitcoin Centre to Open in France | money money money | Scoop.it
Europe will get its first bitcoin centre this May, with the launch of La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris.
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Activist Post: French Adopt Alternative Currencies Amid Euro Distrust

Activist Post: French Adopt Alternative Currencies Amid Euro Distrust | money money money | Scoop.it
French Adopt Alternative Currencies Amid Euro Distrust http://t.co/Xeuv1KdXYE
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"The financial crisis has affected France more than Europe in general"

"The financial crisis has affected France more than Europe in general" | money money money | Scoop.it
Sign in Published on Jan 6, 2014 France has long been considered a good place to invest and to do business.
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Chinese, French central banks warn of bitcoin risks

Chinese, French central banks warn of bitcoin risks | money money money | Scoop.it
China and France on Thursday issued warnings about the use of bitcoin, saying the virtual currency didn't offer the assurances of payment that a legal currency does and flagging the risk of speculation in something with no underlying assets.
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