The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire admits he was wrong regarding blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Recently, the powerful minister had a change of heart and is now calling for making France the epicenter for blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.
Le Maire has become passionate about Bitcoin technology and other cryptocurrencies. According to Alexandre Stachtchenko, President of Chaintech, and Co-founder of Blockchain Partner, Le Maire declared:
I was a neophyte a year ago, but now I’m passionate. It took me a year. Let us show a lot of pedagogy with our fellow citizens to make France the first place of blockchain & crypto-active innovation in Europe.
“J’etais néophyte il y a un an, mais à present, je me suis pris de passion. Mais cela m’a pris un an. Faisons preuve de bcp de pédagogie avec nos concitoyens pour faire de la France la première place d’innovation Blockchain/cryptos en UE” @BrunoLeMaire ce matin. Il se passe qch!
— Alex Stachtchenko (@StachAlex) May 15, 2018
On 15 May 2018, during a breakfast meeting, the French Finance Minister discussed several topics pertinent to the crypto industry with entrepreneurs and representatives of Blockchain Partner. For example, they discussed the banking difficulties facing the sector, cryptocurrency taxation, accounting treatment, legal frameworks for ICOs.
At this event, Le Maire shared his concerns with the participants about the dramatic and…