Circlethe issuer of the stablecoins USDC and EUROCwishes to expand its operations in Europe with the France in the line of fire.
This Tuesday, U.S. crypto fintech Circle announced that it has filed applications in France to become both a licensed electronic money institution and a registered digital asset servicer.
According to a release, these two approvals, including the PSAN registration, will allow Circle to implement its euro-backed stablecoin named EUROC in Europein accordance with the future European MiCA regulation.
We are delighted and honored that Circle has chosen France as a base for the development of its activities in Europe. This decision fully validates France’s ambitions to become a hub for Web3 technologies, carried with strong leadership by President Macron and Minister Bruno Le Maire since 2017″, said Minister Delegate Jean-Noël Barrot, recalling that he was convinced that France has all the assets to become a “global reference for blockchain”.
For Jeremy Allairethe head of the Boston-based fintech, France’s efforts to establish a “ innovative regulation “for cryptocurrency” closely align with Circle’s vision”.
CoinbaseCircle’s partner on theUSDCis also currently seeking registration as a digital asset servicer in France.
Last month, AXA Investment Managers, the investment management subsidiary of the French AXA Group, got its hands on the sesame issued in dribs and drabs by the AMF.
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