As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union's 2018 budget.
The EU is eyeing beefed-up penalties around crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as ransomware, the European Commission said this week.
Switzerland's financial markets regulator has cracked down on a trio of companies tied to an alleged cryptocurrency scam.
Rather than issuing warnings or regulations, at least one progressive government is considering whether it can take advantage of ICO technology.
A Bank of England researcher wrote earlier this week that a central bank digital currency would need "extraordinary" levels of resilience to work.
The FCA, along with two major banks, has developed a mortgage transaction oversight app on top of R3's Corda platform.
The municipality of Chiasso in Switzerland will start accepting tax payments in bitcoin next year, according to a report.
The EU has already spent millions of euros funding startups that are working with blockchain, public data reveals.
Russia may have a finalized cryptocurrency trading bill by the end of the summer, according to a senior lawmaker.
A blockchain task force within the European Parliament wants to explore how the technology could be used to provide digital identities to refugees.