A new report into the effects of TorrentLocker malware has found that 98.55% of victims do not pay the bitcoin ransom.
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has drafted guidance for regulating digital currency activity
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has issued temporary guidance for bitcoin businesses.
Former vice-governor of China's central bank, Wu Xiaoling, has said digital currencies like bitcoin "could co-exist with fiat currencies".
Bill payment service Living Room of Satoshi, which closed in October due to Australian tax regulations, is back online.
As bitcoin continues to be taken more seriously by banks and regulators, the industry needs lawyers to help smooth out bumps on its way to mainstream.
Western Union's BitLicense comment suggests it may be seeking to learn how it could adapt its services in the face of competition from bitcoin.
Bitcoin derivatives fall under the remit of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the body's chairman has claimed.
Estonia has told the European Court of Justice that VAT should apply to the full amount of digital currency trades, according to a report.
New details have emerged from LocalBitcoins following its earlier announcement that it would halt services in Germany.