Malaysia's central bank is now requiring domestic crypto exchanges to comply with anti-money laundering and know-your-customer mandates.
The incoming head of Taiwan's central bank has promised to explore how blockchain technology might help improve its operations.
Iran's central bank is developing a cryptocurrency, though it has no plans to embrace bitcoin.
South Africa's central bank has launched a program that will trial JPMorgan's Quorum blockchain for interbank clearing and settlement.
British MEP Kay Swinburne has called on the U.K. to implement and champion blockchain technology as the country moves to leave the EU.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said it's not his institution's job to regulate cryptocurrencies.
The ECB executive board member has supported recent criticism of bitcoin by Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements.
The head of the Bank for International Settlements has blasted bitcoin as "a bubble," "a Ponzi scheme" and an "environmental disaster."
Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan warned on Wednesday that cryptocurrencies are dangerous, but that blockchain technology is not to blame.