France Creates “Digital Currencies Mission”

The new mission will be responsible for proposing guidelines on the evolution of regulations and to better control development
16 January 2018   503

The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced on Monday that the country is creating a “digital currencies mission” and a working group led by Jean-Pierre Landau, the former BOF deputy governor, that will study digital currencies while also proposing regulatory standards.

We want a stable economy: we reject the risks of speculation and the possible financial diversions linked to bitcoin. I asked the Argentine G20 members to take up this issue and I have now entrusted Jean-Pierre Landau, the former deputy governor of the Banque de France, to complete a mission concerning cryptocurrencies.

 

Bruno Le Maire

The Minister of the Economy of France

According to the announcement, Jean-Pierre Landau’s mission will be responsible for proposing guidelines on the evolution of regulations and to better control development and prevent their use for the purpose of tax evasion, money laundering or for financing criminal activities and terrorism.

The former BOF deputy governor Landau is an opponent of cryptocurrencies. He has displayed his attitude to bitcoin publicly writing an opinion piece for the Financial Times in 2014.

The currency is at present attractive for two reasons — One is anonymity, which makes it suitable for tax evasion and money laundering — This will not last; authorities are already wising up.

 

Jean-Pierre Landau

The former deputy governor of the Banque de France

In early December we have reported that Robert Ophele, the chairman of French market regulator, called Bitcoin a “dangerous illusion” and a tool for criminals.

iPayment to cooperate with Aliant Payment Systems

iPayment, Inc., a payment provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced a partnership with Aliant Payment Systems
23 May 2018   73

This new partnership will allow iPayment to facilitate digital currency acceptance for merchants and their channel partners. 

Our goal at Aliant is to be one of the first adopters and facilitators of cryptocurrency in the traditional payments space. Partnering with an established, quality organization like iPayment helps us achieve that goal. We are looking forward to mutually moving into a new territory of block chain and cryptocurrency and providing our shared clients with an alternative form of accepting and processing secure, cost-effective payment transactions.
Eric Brown
Founder, CEO, Aliant Payment Systems, Inc.

Aliant Payment’s Crypto Processing Gateway provides merchants with the possibility  to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Litecoin, in both digital and card-present environments.

The payments landscape is always changing. iPayment is continually pursuing partnerships with organizations that not only anticipate these changes, but develop innovative solutions to address them – and that is exactly what Aliant has done. We’re looking forward to cultivating this partnership and introducing crypto payment acceptance to our channel partners and adding it to our overall product offering.
Denise Tahali
Senior Vice President, Partner Sales, iPayment, Inc. 

From this new product innovation, iPayment is aimed on small business enablement and delivering efficient services and resolves for business developments. Aliant also lets e-commerce and mobile vendors worldwide to adopt different payment forms, and it provides a complete line of credit card machines, ATMs and payment technology. 

With the help of this collaboration, iPayment can now supply Aliant’s Crypto Processing Gateway to partners and merchants who wish to accept these forms of digital payments.