what are the candidates’ views on digital and cryptocurrencies?

If one believes one study conducted by KPMG8% of the French have already invested in digital assets, while they only own 6.7%. An even more astonishing figure stands out: for 18% of respondents, the position of presidential candidates on the cryptocurrencies influence their vote. For 4% of them it would even be a decisive point.

So, what is the position of the top candidates regarding digital and cryptocurrencies? Above all, four candidates stand out because of the interest they seem to show in the case. Their names ? Emmanuel Macron, Anne Hidalgo, Eric Zemmour and Jean-Luc Mélenchon…

Emmanuel Macron and his European metaverse

In 2017, as well as during several episodes of his five-year term, Emmanuel Macron was able to appear as a character in keeping with his time and with the realities of digital technologies and their key players. However, the quinquennium drawing to a close has not necessarily been a rosy one for crypto supporters, with countries such as Germany, Portugal, Spain and more recently the United Kingdom that have clearly taken measures, especially fiscal ones, in favor of the users of these new ones. instruments. In France, despite the persistent efforts of an LREM deputy, Pierre Pierson, the regime of crypto asset owners may have seemed unsupportive and unnecessarily complicated. On the straight, at the end of 2021, some changes have been adopted, indicating a new, slightly more attractive regime for owning crypto assets such as: NFTs

However, President Emmanuel Macron distinguished himself with a few important measures, in the program he unveiled on Thursday, March 17. One of these is the development of a european metaverse who, in particular, would have the ambition not to leave Facebook Meta monopolize this futuristic hobby.

At the same time, Emmanuel Macron announced that he wanted to post ” learning digital knowledge at the heart of the school » thus enabling the learning of computer programming from the 5thand† † From university, we want to be able to systematize from the fifth year the equivalent of the second foreign language where young people can choose the code The code is seen as a living language. The young president also expressed concern about the harassment on social networks and therefore wished that a work of civic education would come into the schoolchildren’s program.

Anne Hidalgo and her digital manifesto

Anne Hidalgo distinguishes herself by the Digital Manifesto that she posted. She announces a clear intention: Strategic support for the development of cryptocurrencies » in particular by the appearance of « financing counters “to destination” public investors She also hopes that a “ harmonization of national legislation and adoption of a European regulatory framework for the management of cryptocurrencies “. Ambition? Can” weigh against extra-European markets

In addition, the Socialist Party candidate places the ” numerical revolution » one of the most important changes (including the climate change) for which it wants to focus on continuing education. More specifically, the mayor of Paris wants to train as many people as possible in new skills such as programming and cybersecurity.

As it should be, the socialist candidate expresses her concern for the rights of employees of digital platforms. † I will end the situation for employees on digital platforms, such as delivery drivers, to be self-employed when they have no control over their working conditions and pay. “. She is in favor of an employee status with social protection. She also wishes that the transparency algorithms become the rule Easier said than done. Finally, Anne Hidalgo proposes to invest in public research in the field of digital technology.

Éric Zemmour, gathered in the last hour

When it comes to the former journalist Éric Zemmour, the surprise is big, as his avant-garde position seems to contrast with a tendency towards nostalgia that we could sense in his ambitions.

On February 14, 2022, Zemmour stood out for his visit to Ledger, one of the flagships of French crypto technology. And declare on his account TwitterWe must support theecosystem cryptocurrencies, sector of the future

At the end of this visit, the candidate of the Reconquête party presented his various ambitions for the digital sector. It is no more or less to consider any added value realized on the selling crypto assets on one condition: As soon as at least 50% of this capital gain is reinvested in the capital of a company in the real economy Zemmour also wants the administrative procedures related to: tax returns and proposes a special regime for NFTs that would simply be equated with the corresponding physical asset – for example, artistic NFTs would be considered classical works of art. Zemmour also wants theappearance of a European stablecoin

More recently, Zemmour gave his vision of the sector in this formula: “ I understand this to be a mixture of libertarian philosophy and De Gaulle’s speech on the gold standard. It’s about protection against central bank currencies

Like Emmanuel Macron, Éric Zemmour is considering a plan to promote programming in school.” to meet the growing demand for digital jobs

More broadly, Éric Zemmour favors the emergence, like Ledger, of local digital champions in areas such as the cloud, cybersecurity orArtificial intelligence† He also wants sensitive data to be located in France.

Jean-Luc Méléchon, the hologram

The recent encounters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon with rebroadcast in different cities by holograms have contributed to the image of this grandstand a high-tech flavor. What about the ambitions in this area?

One of the most notable points of his program would be to promote the creation of a French foundry for microprocessors, to avoid dependency situations, but also to propel a sector of the future. In the same spirit he wishes create a government agency free software“and generalize its uses” in public administration and national education He also favors a French Cloud.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon wants to increase the number of police officers specialized in the fight against cyber child pornography and strengthen the resources of the Pharos reporting portal. He is also in favor of deterrent punishments » for sites that do not meet their accessibility obligations.

Mélenchon also aims, like the other candidates on the left of the political spectrum, to requalify employees’ contracts on digital platforms so that they are recognized as employees. It also wants to step up the fight against cybercrime.

What about cryptocurrencies? According to Mélodie Ambroise of the Association for the Development of Digital Assets (Adan) who wrote the various candidates, the Insoumis have not taken a position on the matter. In addition, Mélenchon answered this to a question from ZoneExhibitionWe consider the blockchain as a technology that provides solutions to today’s major challenges And to add that he sees that, above all, there are instruments of financial speculation that should be monitored and regulated as such.

Jean-Luc, Emmanuel, Eric, Anne and the others…

And the other candidates? Valérie Pécresse, candidate for the party Les Républicains, wants to develop the crypto industry, but through legislation arising from of a European framework for crypto assets “. She also suggests getting a cyber parquet “charged with fighting” crime on internet », and wishes the « digital shift in the health sector. Valérie Pécresse wants to subject the Gafam to a ” High Council for Economic and Digital Sovereignty Finally, it proposes to reserve 50% of public sector cloud hosting tenders for European players.

The RN’s candidate, Marine Le Pen, proposes a regulation of the cryptocurrency market, which would be considered common currencies, subject to the same rules as this one. The sector is considered conducive to cheating, mistakes and stock market blows » and it is important to fight effectively against « the price manipulationInsider trading or misleading information She would also like to impose on Gafam to open the capital of their subsidiaries to French companies.

Yannick Jadot is considering measures to fight cybercrime and would like to see social tariffs for digital equipment. He wants to impose the use of free software on both government and local communities. The environmentalist also expressed concern about the energy consumption currencies like Bitcoin And his intention to limit investment financial players in crypto assets.

Nicolas Dupont Aignan wants to make France”, the champion of free software And he finds himself dreaming of a google and social networks born in France.

At least two candidates ignore techno in their program: the figures of the extreme left, Nathalie Arthaud and Philippe Poutou. The latter allowed himself this curious statement to the media ZoneExhibitionCryptocurrencies are by no means progress from the point of view of the great masses of the population. Any provision aimed at promoting its use should be deleted “. That’s what is being said!

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