France Fintech and Binance Announce Creation of EUR100 Million Crypto and Blockchain Initiative in France

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New initiative to significantly contribute toward making France and Europe the leading global player in blockchain and crypto industry

PARIS, Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — France FinTech, a leading non-profit association whose mission is to promote FinTech excellence in France, and Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the launch of a EUR100 Million initiative to support the development of the French and European blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Speaking at a conference today with Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication in France at the French Ministry of Finance in Paris, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, founder and CEO of Binance announced the launch of the initiative, called “Objective Moon”, that will comprise three key cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation projects in France.

The EUR100 million initiative, which will be funded by Binance, will see the development of a Binance Research and Development hub in France, along with the creation of a Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) accelerator and a new online Education Programme to develop blockchain and crypto industry talent in France. The education programme will be created in partnership with OpenClassroom and Ledger.

Alain Clot, Chairman of France Fintech announced : “France Fintech believes that France is uniquely positioned in terms of regulation, talent and expertise to be the leading player in Europe in the field of decentralized finance and we believe that the collaboration started with Binance today will allow the entire ecosystem to grow significantly in the coming years.”

CZ, founder & CEO of Binance said: “At Binance, we recognise the quality of French and European tech, crypto and blockchain talent, and we are convinced that with the launch of Binance’s major operations and investment in France, we can significantly contribute toward making France and Europe the leading global player in blockchain and crypto industry.”

Binance plans to establish a French Hub for its Research and Development, and will recruit cryptocurrency and blockchain talent from across France and Europe. The new online education programme, which will be created in partnership with France FinTech, Binance and Ledger, will also aim to help people who want to learn more about blockchain and cryptocurrency and see it as an attractive career opportunity.

The creation and development of the “Objective Moon Accelerator, which will be dedicated to building up the Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem in France and Europe is also seen as important, as DLT is seen as a critical enabler of blockchain security, which is essential as a cryptocurrency continues to reach more mainstream audiences.

About Binance

Binance is the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. Trusted by tens of millions worldwide, the Binance platform is dedicated to providing the world’s most secure exchange for individual and institutional investors, and features an unmatched portfolio of blockchain products and offerings, including: crypto trading and finance, education, data and research, social good, investment and incubation, decentralization and infrastructure solutions, and more. For more information, visit: https://www.binance.com

About France Fintech

Created in June 2015 on the initiative of entrepreneurs, France FinTech is a non-profit association whose mission is to promote the excellence of the sector in France and abroad and to represent French fintech to the public authorities, the regulator and the ecosystem. It brings together French Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech with the potential to become European or global leaders. All the players wishing to support this movement and be recognized as an integral part of the ecosystem have gathered around the start-ups: technology companies, investment funds, law and consulting firms, banks, insurers, industrial companies, public or associative entities, etc. Visit https://francefintech.org/

About Ledger

Founded in 2014, Ledger is a global leader in security and infrastructure solutions for critical digital assets and blockchain applications. Headquartered in Paris and Vierzon, with offices in London, New-York and Singapore, Ledger has a team of more than 400 professionals developing a variety of products and services to secure and manage cryptocurrency assets for individuals and companies – including the Ledger hardware wallets line with more than 3 millions units already sold in 165 countries. www.ledger.com

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