French Telecom Giant Orange to Invest in Bitcoin Startups

French Telecom Giant Orange to Invest in Bitcoin Startups

French telecom carrier Orange is looking to invest in Bitcoin startups in the coming months, Bloombergreports. Orange (formerly France Telecom), one of the largest telecom firms worldwide, is now one of the first big international phone carriers to become interested in the technology behind the digital currency. "There's something intriguing in this technology, so we want to be there as early as possible," said Georges Nahon, CEO of Orange Silicon Valley. "This could be a digital platform of the future." Orange Silicon Valley has been holding Bitcoin events at its offices in San Francisco....


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