French regulator launches ICO support project "UNICORN"

France's financial regulator launches a new initiative focused on ICOs
27 October 2017   590

France's financial regulator, The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), launches a new initiative focused on iICOs. The AMF reports that it is considering one of several approaches, including an update to existing rules to account for ICOs or entirely new regulations around the use case.

The Autorité des marchés financiers press release
The Autorité des marchés financiers press release

The project called "UNICORN" aims at providing a mechanism for ICO organizers in France to carry out their plans under the agency's guidance.

Called UNICORN (for "Universal Node to ICO Research & Network"), this one, in parallel of the reflection on the possible tracks of regulation, aims at offering to these carriers of projects a frame allowing the development of their operations and to ensure the protection of actors and investors wishing to participate.
 

The AMF statement
Translated by coindesk.com

With the move, France's government appears to have adopted a more accommodative stance toward the blockchain use case, even going as far as to proactively encourage developer teams to get in touch. 

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Gnosis to Hold Technical Meetup in London

The event headlined "How to build decentralized prediction markets?", organized by Gnosis and The Blockchain Connector, will be held in London, UK, on February 22, 2018
22 February 2018   106

Gnosis aims to build revolutionary market-driven forecasting technology to let users shape the future. It is built on Ethereum, a next generation blockchain protocol enabling advanced smart contracts. 

The event headlined "How to build decentralized prediction markets?", being a collaboration of Gnosis, The Blockchain Connector and King’s College London Blockchain Society, will be held in London, UK, on February 22, 2018.

Gnosis blockchain conference in LondonGnosis Technical Meetup in London Announcement

Location: King's College London, Room BH (S) -1.01, Bush House Auditorium, Ground Floor, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG
Date and time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT, February 22, 2018

The presentation will cover technical details of the Gnosis platform and how developers can get started building their own application on Gnosis. Moreover, future technical challenges to bring Gnosis to the masses will be discussed and possible solutions will be presented.

The headline speaker is Stefan George, Gnosis CTO, who wrote the crowdfunding campaigns for Gnosis and SingularDTV and the multisig-wallet which became a standard for ICOs today.

The event is held for software engineers, software architects and computer science/software engineering students only, and everyone who wants to participate is required to register beforehead.