J. Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC chair, has called on government agencies to embrace blockchain, saying it's in the national interest to do so.
The EU is eyeing beefed-up penalties around crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as ransomware, the European Commission said this week.
The CFTC has named one of its leaders as the new sponsor for its technical advisory committee – and he wants to see it work on blockchain issues.
Australia's securities markets regulator is weighing the use of blockchain as part of broader data strategy.
Switzerland's financial markets regulator has cracked down on a trio of companies tied to an alleged cryptocurrency scam.
Malaysia's central bank could introduce rules around cryptocurrencies by the end of this year, according to statements by its governor.
South Africa's second-largest supermarket chain tested bitcoin payments earlier this year, but is thus far declining to roll out a broader option.
A major defense spending bill passed by the US Senate yesterday calls for a blockchain study, public records show.
Mexico's government is close to introducing legislation that would regulate fintech firms, including those that work with cryptocurrencies.
Collaboration, not competition: that's the message an advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin is putting forward in a new interview.