Ban Anonymous Cryptocurrencies, Says French National Assembly’s Finance Head

The Finance Committee of France’s National Assembly recently put together a report (PDF) on crypto assets and blockchain technology. The committee’s report includes a forward from the committee’s president, Éric Woerth. In this introductory portion of the report, Woerth claims it would be appropriate to propose a ban on activity related to cryptocurrencies built with the goal of providing greater levels of anonymity to users. Woerth’s Comment on Anonymous Cryptocurrencies Before getting into the issues associated with privacy-focused cryptocurrencies, Woerth briefly mentioned some of the challenges created by the existence…

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