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France approves Binance to operate digital asset trading services

French financial regulators afforded Binance, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, a digital asset service provider license on Wednesday.  Binance can now operate its digital asset trading platform in France, meaning it can facilitate digital asset custody, let users buy and sell crypto and help to exchange digital assets for each other, according to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), a French financial market regulator.  The move adds another step in Binance’s expansion across Europe — and to particularly …

Binance poaches French financial regulator’s deputy general counsel

Binance has hired Stéphanie Cabossioras from France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in the latest example of a crypto exchange poaching staff from a financial regulator.  Cabossioras was the AMF’s deputy general counsel until March, according to her LinkedIn profile. She is listed as a speaker for Binance at the Paris Blockchain Week Summit on Wednesday, addressing the topic of “leveraging blockchain to prevent crime.” A Binance employee at the exchange’s conference stand confirmed to The Block that Cabossioras is …