Coinbase has obtained the Virtual Assets Service Provider (VASP) approval from the French regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). This approval enables Coinbase to offer cryptocurrency custody and trading services to both retail and institutional investors in compliance with French financial regulations and European Union laws. The company sees this as a significant milestone in its efforts to expand services across Europe. This announcement comes alongside Circle, another stablecoin issuer, also securing regulatory approval in France. (Source: Cryptopolitan)