A Ukrainian official described bitcoin as a risky investment and a vehicle for fraud but downplayed any systemic concerns about the cryptocurrency.
A representative of the Central Bank of Nigeria opened up about his views on cryptocurrency at a technology-specific conference this week.
Gibraltar's financial watchdog has said it will soon put in place new regulations aimed to bring oversight to cryptocurrency exchanges.
Japan's Financial Services Agency will begin more closely monitoring cryptocurrency exchanges from next month.
Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission head Bart Chilton wrote that bitcoin's volatility indicates artificial inflation of its price.
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.