Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, has warned that central banks and financial services need to pay closer attention to cryptocurrencies.
A Ukrainian official described bitcoin as a risky investment and a vehicle for fraud but downplayed any systemic concerns about the cryptocurrency.
Uruguay is the latest country to see its central bank start experimenting with its own digital currency, according to statements from its president.
Malaysia's central bank could introduce rules around cryptocurrencies by the end of this year, according to statements by its governor.
Russia's central bank doesn't want to see cryptocurrencies classified as a form of foreign currency, according to statements from its governor.
Researchers at Finland's central bank have dubbed bitcoin's economic system "revolutionary" in a new staff paper.
The US Federal Reserve hinted in a report this week that it might look to integrate distributed ledger tech in the future.
The Bank of Japan and the ECB have said that blockchain technology is too "immature" to replace their real-time settlement systems.
Utility Settlement Coin is moving into its third phase – building a kind of blockchain-based fiat testnet – with six new partners.
Citi's head of cash management for Asia-Pacific explains why state-issued currencies on a blockchain could supercharge the technology's potential.