Alexander Sotnikov, the head of the Payment Systems and Digital Technologies Department of the National Bank of Belarus, said that the country is not likely to turn down the distributed ledger technology.
Russian Ministry of Justice has not approved a draft bill criminalising cryptocurrencies despite the pressure from the Finance Ministry. Yet, the document will be submitted to the government for evaluation.
According to yet unconfirmed media reports, the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Justice may disapprove the bitcoin ban bill proposed by MinFin because they consider cryptocurrencies not dangerous.
The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is going to release a whitepaper this week calling upon regulatory bodies to come together to work out clear guidelines for fintech startups and products related to cryptocurrencies and bitcoin in particular.