European countries are slowly but surely showing their interest in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. In our previous article about mobile payments growth, European countries are moving away from cash transactions. France was not one of those countries, but they did join the Bitcoin Foundation yesterday.
When it comes to France and Bitcoin, we hardly hear any news from that region and the world. Even though Michel Spain, France’s Minister of Finance, noted his country prefers to take the “middle road” when it comes to regulating Bitcoin, that’s about all the news we’ve heard from them over the past few months.
Bitcoin France will be the mouthpiece for local media , and also provide education about Bitcoin and digital currency to merchants, consumers and regulatory agencies. Small fun fact : did you know France is currently ranked fourth in worldwide active Bitcoin nodes?
“We are delighted to join forces with the Bitcoin Foundation to promote the Bitcoin protocol and educate policy-makers in France. We deeply believe that bitcoin has the potential to disrupt not only part of the financial system as we know it, but, down the road, other markets where trust in a central organization is the current status quo,”
– Philippe Rodriguez, President of Bitcoin France
Bitcoin France is only the 10th chapter affiliate in a growing international network of Bitcoin communities and leaders. Four continents are represented , as Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia are the other Bitcoin chapter affiliates.
“France is a country where liberty ranks high as a top value, making the country fertile ground for innovative services and companies using the Bitcoin protocol.”
– Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Website : http://bitcoin-france.org/