After review, the UK central bank said today it will build the next version of its settlement system with distributed ledger tech in mind.
The UK government said it envisions a role for blockchain as part of a broader digitization plan unveiled earlier this month.
Former UK prime minister David Cameron has said that blockchain tech could help improve financial inclusion and government transparency.
One of the UK's largest telecoms, BT, is seeking a patent for a security system aimed at preventing malicious attacks on blockchains.
The world's largest GBP bitcoin exchange has announced it will adopt a 'no-fee' trading policy starting later this week.
Bitcoin startup BitX is changing its name to Luno, as it switched focus to the European market.
Britain's ancient Royal Mint is to launch blockchain trading of gold derivatives in cost cutting exercise.
Nine blockchain startups have joined a fintech 'sandbox' run by one of the UK's top finance regulators.
Conventional thinking about blockchain technology's use in stock markets may be wrong, according to one academic.
The UK crown dependency of Jersey is pushing ahead with its digital currency legislative plans.