Ruling party, the LDP, has ruled out regulation for now, but a final decision is yet to be made.
Sveriges Riksbank has published a brief economic commentary on the impact of digital currencies on the payments market.
Today's Institute of Economic Affairs report states that the UK should privatise the pound and replace it with cryptocurrencies.
Colm Lyon, who speaks at Bitfin next month, sees bitcoin as a boon to the payments industry in general.
A global jurisdictional hub for bitcoin would experience an influx of new capital and businesses, and experience rapid growth.
ACCESS aims to promote digital currency adoption and Singapore's position as a stable and reliable location for such businesses.
A new service called BTCDelta aims to provide a 5% guaranteed interest rate on bitcoin deposits.
If news reports are true, bitcoin in China may have a new adversary in the Payments and Clearing Association.
The Estonian bank LHV will examine bitcoin bank services and the use of the block chain technology.
Promised SEC rules on crowdfunding are months behind schedule, leaving cash-strapped bitcoin startups in a tricky situation.