10 Misconceptions about French support for startups

There are several schemes to help startups in the complicated launching phase. The Research tax credits (CIR) scheme celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and has proved to be one of the main drivers for innovation in France: over 20,000 companies presently benefit from it. However, many misconceptions still persist about this support facility, as […]

#FrenchTechFriday: Keep your home private with Snips

#FrenchTechFriday: Keep your home private with Snips

Personal assistants have made their way into our homes. We have opened our doors to Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook… We are giving them the key to our most best-kept secret: our family. And we pay for it with private information. French startup Snips wants to take to nosing out of voice assistants with strong […]

Out for a record year in French Tech fund raising in 2018?

Out for a record year in French Tech fund raising in 2018?

On the second term of 2018, funds raised by French startups added up to $995 million, which bring the year’s total to $1.846 billion. The record of 2017 will probably be smashed.   The new quarterly insights by CB Insight, dedicated to investments in startups, is out. It confirms that French Tech startups are soaring […]

How You Can Build A Career In Blockchain

There is a change in trust in the financial world. The name of this change often starts with “crypto” or “blockchain”. Here’s how you can build a career in this profitable field. A change of trust Banks today play the role of a trusted financial intermediary in transactions. Importantly, for any deal to take place, […]

How to lose your bitcoins

  Cryptocurrencies are the big deal. But there are many ways to lose your hard-earned bitcoins. Knowing the most common ways to lose them may help you cling to your hard-earned crypto-treasures.   Not your regular bank account   To begin with, getting a hold of – and storing – bitcoins or other crypto-currencies is […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: the blockchain crusade of 808 Labs

  [UPDATE: 50 million tokens are on public sale starting April 10th 2018] In times when wealth is in the hands of a few giant groups, some aim to use blockchain to give back power to individuals. French startup 808Labs may have found the way to correct the economic imbalance.   Internet started with a […]

FRENCHTECHFRIDAY : Freelancers now get to Shine

  [UPDATE 04/09/18: All is well for Shine that just succeeded in raising 8 million Euros] French freelancers are getting a nudge from the French government. More freelancers means less unemployement. Becoming a freelancer is meant to be easy for all. As it turns out, the paperwork is still a hassle and a designated bank […]

Goldman Sachs Granted Patent for SETLCoin Cryptocurrency

  Many industries such as asset or investment fund management and banking are loaded with inefficiency due to their standing as a trusted third party. As a result, cryptocurrency and blockchain projects have emerged to help reduce these inefficiencies. Goldman Sachs has introduced their own blockchain-based settlement network for resolving transactions across many levels of […]

Parity Hacked: More Than 30 Million Dollars Lost

Parity got hacked??   On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, several Parity multisig (multisignature) addresses were compromised by a group of “MultiSig Blackhat Exploiters.” Since the attack, only 70,000 of the estimated 153,000 stolen ETH has been withdrawn by the blackhat group who was involved.   While the client itself was not directly breached, a contract […]