From 2019 to tobacco shops in France you can buy bitcoin and Ethereum, says Europe 1.

According to the publication, last week the office for prudential control under the auspices of the Central Bank of France gave the local Federation of tobacco shops.

However, according to Le Monde, this case is not required special permission. Stores will act only as intermediaries, and processing support will provide the company with KeplerK and Bimedia.

Cryptocurrency will be sold in amounts of 50, 100 and 250 euros. First about 4000 stores nationwide will install the software for selling digital currencies.

How to write Europe 1, therefore, the regulator decided to take control of the sale of cryptocurrencies in connection with the growing interest of the population to digital assets.

In addition, according to Chepicap, the authorities want to avoid the strikes from representatives of the tobacco industry against the background of future price increases on cigarettes.

ForkLog previously reported that the French authorities thought about the taxation of ICO projects.