Emmanuel Macron may use bitcoin. He is also France’s most youthful president and the author apparently of a sizable defeat of Marine Le Pen, the rightwing candidate who could not overcome suspicions that she is racist, among other things.
Macron supposedly possesses – or at least has posed with – a Ledger Blue bitcoin hardware wallet.
Whether this is significant is not obvious but if the wallet is in use, then Macron is a very high ranking user of bitcoin.
As Minister of Finance, Macron adopted “financial regulation to allow experimentation of blockchains dedicated to the market of Bonds … If the experimentation is conclusive, the government could extend it to unlisted securities in order to promote the emergence of a SME exchange.”
But the former Rothschild banker is also very much a liberal and is often categorized as a leftist. France, going back to War for Independence in the 1700s has been “leftist leaning” even during phases when the so-called right wing has been in power.
Macon for instance is a big booster of the EU and avows liberal stances. He may well follow EU perspectives which will do nothing to help France as it submerges into the red ooze of a union that is determined to swallow countries whole in order to ensure they lose their identity.
What will happen to France now? It will be a second fiddle to Germany and toe the European line as it further drowns in a sea of EU regulations and other measures that ensure eventually that France is not an independent nation but an EU puppet.