China's Central Bank today banned the country's third-party payment companies from doing business with bitcoin exchanges, sources have claimed.
Barclays now takes sterling deposits that can be used on new UK bitcoin exchange Bit121.
The head of Russia's largest bank reportedly endorsed virtual currencies this week.
Officials from New Zealand and Australia echoed statements from around the world, saying bitcoin was "interesting but risky".
The European Banking Authority has issued a warning on potential risks related to virtual currencies.
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JP Morgan Chase might be building a 'bitcoin killer' after its patent application for a digital payment system.
A client note from Bank of America reveals it believes bitcoin has “clear potential for growth”.
It's been revealed that the Netherlands' third-largest bank blocked transfers to bitcoin exchanges on 'ethical grounds'.