The UK's shadow minister for digital government believes bitcoin could take power away from big banks and put it back in the hands of consumers.
Finnish regulators have classified bitcoin as a financial service, thus granting it VAT-exempt status.
CFTC commissioner Mark Wetjen has said the agency is authorised to take enforcement actions against price manipulation in bitcoin markets.
Industry representatives discussed all manner of bitcoin issues at Bloomberg's bitcoin conference yesterday, but regulation was the hot topic.
The Australian government has mentioned bitcoin on an official pension application form, which local experts say legitimizes digital currency.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a set of new proposals that could an impact cryptocurrency users.
The Bank of Canada says it's “keeping a close eye” on risks posed by new forms of electronic money.
A conference in Singapore last week explored bitcoin's status as a currency and digital currencies' role in mainstream finance.
The deputy governor of New Zealand's central bank has spoken positively of digital currencies like bitcoin.
Russia’s Ministry of Finance has reduced proposed fines for individual and institutional bitcoin users.