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“The fall of cryptocurrencies, an exact replica of Law’s bankruptcy, 1720”

How cryptocurrencies work is as difficult to describe as quantum mechanics. Wit – stock.adobe.com CHRONICLE – Revolutionary financial innovations conducive to scandals. All schoolchildren in France and Navarre know, at least by name, John Law. You have to pronounce “Lass” insisted our teachers, because that’s what the French called it three centuries ago. This economist …

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A Navigo pass at 100 euros would be “untenable”, according to Beaune

The Minister Delegate for Transport also believes that an increase of more than 30% of the Navigo pass would have “no justification”. The threat is real: the price of the Navigo pass, currently set at 75.2 euros per month, used by millions of users every day in Ile-de-France to take daily transport, is likely to …

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How real estate purchases have become the new target of hackers

By Jorge Carasso Posted yesterday at 8:01 p.m., Update yesterday at 8:40 p.m. Vigilance is more important than ever, even if the vast majority of the 1.2 million real estate transactions and other operations are going smoothly. Sergey Nivens – stock.adobe.com DECRYPTION – Since the pandemic, dematerialized exchanges have opened up breaches to hackers. Fake …

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In Paris, users of self-service scooters will have to present an identity card

The operators thus intend to prohibit minors from using these vehicles deemed dangerous by the authorities. Self-service electric scooter operators are pulling out all the stops. Faced with threats from the Paris City Hall to interrupt their service, Lime, Dott and Tier announced Thursday morning new measures against the risks posed by their machines. The …

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the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is now running at full speed

“Located between 12 and 20 kilometers from the coast, the 80 wind turbines of the park now produce the equivalent of 20% of the annual electricity consumption of the Loire-Atlantique”, specifies EDF. The first offshore wind farm in France has been running at full speed since Wednesday, off Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), EDF announced, a few hours …

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The IMF calls on France to tighten its fiscal policy as of next year

“It is justified to start fiscal consolidation in 2023,” wrote the international organization, in a report on Monday. “It’s time to stop the + whatever it takes +“: after spending billions to relieve businesses and households from the energy crisis, France must begin next year to clean up its finances, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

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Twitter’s fate in question after Elon Musk’s ultimatum

AFP, published on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 05:08 Twitter’s future seemed uncertain on Friday after the departure of many engineers from the influential social network who refused to give themselves “fully, unconditionally”, according to the new terms dictated by Elon Musk. According to former employees and several American media, hundreds of employees answered “no” …

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the new targeted aid will concern half of French people, according to their income

The government rebate, which fell from 30 to 10 cents on Wednesday, will be replaced by more targeted aid on January 1, 2023. While the government discount of 30 cents per liter of fuel was lowered to 10 cents on Wednesday and will end on December 31, it will be replaced by a new, more …

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How MPs are driving up the price of cigarettes so they can spend more

By Manon Malhere Posted 4 hours ago, Update 3 hours ago The increase in tobacco taxes proposed by the deputies is in fact theoretical and very rarely applied. Nopphon – stock.adobe.com LE FIGARO INFO – If all the amendments to the 2023 budget adopted by the oppositions were taken up, the package would drop to …

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