France passes new crypto registration rules for firms

The French National Assembly passed a set of licensing rules for crypto firms operating in the country as part of a broader bill aimed at harmonizing French law with European Union standards.

The final National Assembly vote tally was 109 in favor to 71 against. The French Senate already passed the bill, so it will travel next to French President Emmanuel Macron, who has 15 days to either approve it or send it back to the legislature, though the bill is expected to become law. 

Following an industry push, the provisions will take a milder form than French policymakers originally proposed amid a regulatory push after the collapse of FTX — taking a step toward broader anticipated EU rules.

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