what are the candidates’ positions on digital and cryptocurrencies?

If one believes it study conducted by KPMG8% of the French have already invested digital assets, while only 6.7% hold shares. A more surprising figure stands out: for 18% of the interviewees, the position of presidential candidates on the cryptomonie could affect their vote. It would even be a decisive point for 4% of them.

So what is the position of the top candidates when it comes to digital and cryptocurrencies? Above all, four candidates are distinguished by the interest they seem to show in the thing. Their names ? Emmanuel Macron, Anne Hidalgo, Eric Zemmour and Jean-Luc Mélenchon …

Emmanuel Macron and his European metaverse

In 2017, but also during various episodes of his five-year term, Emmanuel Macron was able to appear as a character in tune with his time and with the reality of digital technologies and its main actors. However, the five-year period that is ending has not necessarily been rosy for the supporters of cryptocurrencies, considering countries such as Germany, Portugal, Spain and more recently the United Kingdom that have clearly taken measures, in particular fiscal, in favor of the users of these new ones. tools. In France, despite the efforts supported by an LREM deputy, Pierre Pierson, the regime of cryptocurrency owners it may have seemed unsupportive and unnecessarily complex. On the straight, at the end of 2021, some amendments were adopted, suggesting a slightly more attractive new regime for holding cryptocurrencies such as NFT.

President Emmanuel Macron, however, stood out for some key interventions, in the program that he unveiled on Thursday 17 March. Among these is the development of a European metaverse which in particular would have the ambition not to leave Facebook-Meta monopolize this futuristic hobby.

At the same time, Emmanuel Macron made it known that he wanted to place ” learning digital knowledge at the heart of the school »And thus allow the learning of computer programming from the 5thAnd. ” Since college, we want to systematize the equivalent of the second foreign language from the fifth year where young people can choose the code “The code is seen as a living language. The young president also expressed his concern about the ongoing harassment social networks and therefore he wanted a civic education work to be on the schoolchildren’s agenda.

Anne Hidalgo and her digital Manifesto

Anne Hidalgo stands out for the Digital poster which he published. He announces a clear intention: Strategically support the development of cryptocurrency “In particular through the appearance of” financing branches “at destination” public investors “. Also hopes that a” the harmonization of national laws and the adoption of a European regulatory framework for the management of cryptocurrencies “. Ambition? Power” weigh on non-European markets “.

Furthermore, the candidate of the Socialist Party poses the ” numerical revolution »Among the big news (including the climate change) for which he wishes to emphasize continuing education. More specifically, the mayor of Paris intends 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 put an end to the situation for workers on digital platforms, such as delivery boys, of being self-employed when they have no control over their working conditions and pay. “. You are in favor of employee status with social protection. Besides, you want it the transparency algorithms become the rule “. Easier said than done. Finally, Anne Hidalgo proposes to invest in public research in terms of digital technology.

Éric Zemmour, has mobilized at the last hour

When it comes to the former journalist Éric Zemmour, the surprise is great because his avant-garde position seems to contrast with a tendency to nostalgia that we might feel in his aspirations.

On February 14, 2022, Zemmour stood out for his visit to Ledger, one of the flagships of French cryptographic technology. And declare on his behalf Twitter : « We have to support theecosystem cryptocurrencies, sector of the future “.

At the end of this visit, the candidate of the Reconquête party presented his different ambitions for the digital sector. It is proposed neither more nor less to exempt from taxes any capital gain realized on the sale of cryptocurrencies 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 intends to simplify the related administrative procedures tax returns and suggests a special regimen for NFTs that would simply be equated with the corresponding physical activity – for example, Artistic NFTs they would be considered classic works of art. Zemmour also wants to promote theemergency of one European stablecoin.

More recently, Zemmour expressed his vision of the sector with this formula: ” I mean this as a mixture of libertarian philosophy and de Gaulle’s discourse on the gold standard. It is about hedging against central bank currencies “.

Like Emmanuel Macron, Éric Zemmour is considering a plan to promote programming at school “, to meet the growing demand for digital work “.

More generally, Éric Zemmour is in favor of the emergence, as 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

Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s recent encounters with retransmission in different cities via holograms have helped to give the image of this grandstand a high-tech flavor. What are his ambitions in this sector?

One of the highlights of his program would be to promote the creation of a French foundry for microprocessors, to avoid situations of dependence but also to give impetus to a sector of the future. Likewise, he wishes create a public body Free software“and generalize its use” in public administration and national education “. It is also in favor of a French cloud.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon wishes to increase the number of police personnel specialized in the fight against cyber child pornography and strengthen the resources of the Pharos reporting portal. He is also in favor dissuasive sanctions »For sites that do not comply with their accessibility obligations.

Mélenchon also aims, like other candidates on the left of the political spectrum, to retrain workers’ contracts on digital platforms so that they are recognized as employees. He also intends 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 to the various candidates, the Insoumi did not comment on the issue. Additionally, Mélenchon answered a question from Bag area : « We do not consider the blockchain as a technology that provides solutions for today’s major challenges And to add that he sees above all financial speculation instruments called to be supervised and regulated as such.

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

And the other candidates? Valérie Pécresse, candidate for the Les Républicains party, wants to develop the cryptocurrency industry but through legislation resulting from of a European framework on cryptocurrencies “. It is also proposed to create a cyber parquet “, in charge of fighting” crime lit up Internet “, And wishes to accelerate the” digital shift in the health sector. Valérie Pécresse would like to subject Gafam to a ” High Council for Economic and Digital Sovereignty “Finally, it proposes to reserve 50% of Cloud hosting tenders in the public sector to European operators.

The candidate of the RN, Marine Le Pen, proposes a regulation of the cryptocurrency market, which would be considered common currencies, subject to the same rules as these. The sector is considered favorable to deceptions, errors and stock market blows “And it is important to fight effectively against” the price manipulationinsider trading or misleading information “He would also like to force Gafam to open the capital of its subsidiaries to French companies.

Yannick Jadot is considering measures to combat cybercrime and would like to introduce social tariffs for digital equipment. He wants to enforce the use of free software on both the government and local communities. The environmentalist also expressed concern about the energy consumption currencies such as Bitcoin and its intention to limit investments financial players in cryptocurrencies.

Nicolas Dupont Aignan wants to make France “, the free software champion “. 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 far left, Nathalie Arthaud and Philippe Poutou. The latter, however, allowed it curious statement to the media Bag area : « Cryptocurrencies are by no means progress from the point of view of the large mass of the population. Any provision to promote its use should be removed “. That’s what they say!

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