The IMF has voiced concerns over the risks involved with cryptocurrencies and has called for global talks and cooperation.
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has announced the appointment of its first executive director.
Bitcoin startup Blockstream has introduced a micropayment processing system that it claims makes it simpler to build bitcoin payment apps.
The French minister of the economy has announced the creation of a working group to develop cryptocurrency regulations.
The United Nations Children's Fund is seeking to invest in early stage blockchain startups with the potential to help people across the globe.
South Korean authorities have reportedly said that cryptocurrency investors must attach their IDs to anonymous virtual accounts or face penalties.
Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country.
Chinese web search giant Baidu has launched its own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform based on its own technology.
Sberbank, one of the largest banks in Russia, has built a blockchain laboratory to develop and test blockchain-based solutions.
Japanese Corporate analyst and bitcoin exchange operator Fisco has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency fund this month.