A French regulator calls for banning anonymous cryptocurrencies

9 May 2019

The head of the finance committee of the French Parliament suggested a change in regulation that would introduce a ban on privacy oriented cryptocurrencies. Only a few cryptocurrencies are oriented solely towards the privacy and anonymity of its users. The most prominent ones like Monero, ZCash, and PIVX are promise full online anonymity for their users.

A similar ban was suggested in Japan earlier this year. Anonymous cryptocurrencies are used for payments throughout Dark Web shops.

Explore the issues

The digital currencies story is a continuation of the long-running saga of economics, markets, and commodity exchange in human society. With the constant rise of the global network, we have witnessed many global services becoming widely accepted and in a way changing (by adding to) our experience of mutual interaction.


The GIP Digital Watch observatory is provided by



and members of the GIP Steering Committee


GIP Digital Watch is operated by

Scroll to Top