A French regulator calls for banning anonymous cryptocurrencies

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.