Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is experimenting with its own in-house cryptocurrency, says the bank's technology chief.
Symbiont has added Maureen O'Hara, chairman of Investment Technology Group and a former US Treasury official to its board of advisors.
The price of bitcoin on the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index rose to a high today of $247.57, its highest total since 18th August.
The Nomura Research Institute will study blockchain technology to assess its use in the securities sector.
BitPay has partnered with payments giant Ingenico to allow brick and mortar stores to take bitcoin payments via a traditional point-of-sale terminal.
21 Inc, the best-funded company in bitcoin, has pledged to support the network's declining number of nodes.
Tokyo-based startup Orb, the company behind new cryptocurrency management platform SmartCoin, has raised $2.3m in seed funding.
Ripple has received an additional $4m in funding from Santander InnoVentures, bringing its Series A total to $32m.
Finance officials from the Commonwealth are set to discuss bitcoin and digital currencies within the context of global remittance flows.
Europol and Interpol have agreed to work together on issues related to the criminal use of digital currencies.