France’s cultural establishments have to develop an NFT coverage and assist Web3 innovation, the French president stated in an interview.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who’s searching for to win this 12 months’s election in a second spherical towards far-right chief Marine Le Pen, believes that Web3 and the metaverse supply an enormous alternative for the promotion of tradition and inventive content.
Web3 presents a ‘requirement and alternative’
In an interview with a neighborhood media home, Macron highlighted the potential advantages of the digital revolution, together with the place of the metaverse in creating cultural insurance policies.
“The metaverse has an enormous potential in tradition and leisure due to its functions in music, concert events, artwork exhibitions, and so forth. We can’t contemplate our cultural coverage with out this revolution,” he famous.
France, he added, has a singular alternative to have its lifestyle – language, heritage, monuments, and cities – exist within the metaverse. Placing these within the metaverse will create a “digital historiography” of France’s collective historical past, he stated.
In accordance with him, it’s vital that France’s major cultural establishments formulate an NFT coverage that can assist promote and shield gamers throughout the area.
Total, Macron says Web3 “represents a requirement, in addition to a chance to not be missed.” It’s a chance that France and Europe ought to seize in the event that they need to turn out to be leaders in the way forward for the net.
On MiCA regulation
The French president’s remarks come a couple of weeks after the European Parliament voted on the restrictive Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) regulation. EU lawmakers adopted the regulation, introduced in 2020 and which seeks to cowl crypto belongings not captured beneath current monetary rules, in March.
Commenting on the transfer, Macron famous that whereas France helps innovation, rules are essential as they carry about “uniformity of guidelines.” This, he famous, would supply Europe the muse wanted to “create a unified market.”
“I’m in favor of creating speedy progress on the MiCA regulation, based mostly on the balanced method promoted by the Council and impressed by the French framework,” he stated.
The French chief additionally reiterated his perception that the regulation wouldn’t harm innovation.
“France pays shut consideration that the textual content doesn’t forestall innovation and stays as impartial as potential by way of expertise,” he instructed the French media outlet.
In accordance with him, the success of Ledger and Sorare (two of France’s main monetary expertise startups) is a transparent sign of that intention.
In different remarks, Macron stated he would need to see Europe take the lead within the digital period revolution. He would want to see Europe not rely upon US and China on this.