Bitcoin-Central, a French digital currency exchange that handles the largely unregulated Bitcoin currency, now operates under French regulation after parent-company Paymium partnered with payment services provider Aqoba.

Bitcoin was created as a digital alternative to cash. It has many of the same properties as cash, such as the ability to enable anonymous transactions without a system for chargebacks, but because Bitcoin is not a government-issued currency it has struggled to find mainstream acceptance.

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