New York State has become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to propose explicit licenses for companies wanting to carry out business in bitcoin.
The European commission (EC) has praised Google but criticised Apple over the steps both companies are taking to ensure children don't spend money on in-app purchases (IAP) without their parents' permission.
The chairman and three other board members of the Financial Conduct Authority faced calls to quit on Thursday because of conflicts of interest related to the ongoing investigation into the collapse of HBOS.
A global regulatory body chaired by Bank of England governor Mark Carney has found that activity in foreign exchange markets is 10 times greater during a crucial trading period that is already the subject of a wide-ranging international investigation.
The main City regulators have warned former managers of HBOS that they faced possible fines and being banned from the Square Mile after they broadened their investigation into one of Britain's most infamous bank failures.
Britain's financial watchdog will investigate allegations that high frequency traders unfairly steal a march on rival investors as part of a broad "exploratory" review of competition in wholesale financial markets.
Total fines issued by the Financial Conduct Authority have fallen in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period of 2013.
BNP Paribas, the bank being investigated for money laundering for Sudanese agencies and companies, could see some leniency from New York regulators.
Banks across the EU have been put on notice that regulators are preparing fresh guidelines to ensure they do not breach a cap on bonuses.