The Financial Conduct Authority has warned that firms offering services around crypto derivatives and ICOs "likely" need to be authorized.
The move comes after the Spanish finance ministry called the use of cryptocurrencies in organized crime a "pressing challenge."
Liechtenstein's government is drafting blockchain legislation, but will not be heavy-handed, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler has told CoinDesk.
If cryptocurrency gains acceptance as a means of exchange, it’s sure to raise the ire of governments hungry for revenue from sales taxes.
The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors over an unregistered brokerage that appears to be offering crypto-related derivatives.
Enquiries around blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICOs in Switzerland have increased significantly, according the country's financial regulator, FINMA.
John Glen, the U.K. minister who oversees the financial sector, says regulation could lead to "a stable, flourishing" crypto exchange in London.
Ireland’s Department of Finance has proposed the creation of a blockchain working group to help form cohesive regulation across government agencies.