Thousands of stores selling tobacco products throughout France, with the New year, it may be possible to purchase bitcoins, according to Europe 1.
Initially, the required software will be equipped with 3 to 4 thousand stores. This will allow, from 1 January 2019 to buy their bitcoin vouchers of €50, €100 and €250. The vendor was the company Bimedia, to convert the coupons to BTC in real cryptocurrency will be on the platform KeplerK.
An official endorsement from the Federation of tobacco stores received from the controller — office of the prudential supervision and resolution rights (ACPR). It is an independent administrative authority, which oversees banks and insurance companies.
As stated in ACPR, bitcoin trading was approved as “bitcoin becomes a global currency, and it is better to accompany this inevitable movement and market demand.”
The Bank of France distanced itself from the sale of BTC via members of the Federation of tobacco stores, stating that he no agreements were signed.
Recall that Banque de France is wary of cryptocurrencies, previously head of the Central Bank Francois de Villeroi Halo (Francois Villeroy de Galhau) said that bitcoin is not a currency or even bitcoin as a speculative asset. He is also a supporter of the international regulation of scriptaction.
In turn, the “full and strong support” of the cryptocurrency industry had earlier expressed by the Minister of economy and Finance of France Bruno Le Mer (Bruno LeMaire). He also intended to turn the country into ICO-hub, and in September, France adopted its own rules for the conduct of tomenselo.
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