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As of Friday, a single Bitcoin traded at around US$135 (RM405).
Hungary's prime minister shelved plans to introduce an Internet tax that had sparked major demonstrations and further concerns about civil liberties in the EU member state.
Nordic countries are leading a shift by rich nations towards cashless societies, providing a test case for whether the lower cost and convenience of using cards and smartphones for payments outweigh the risks of fraud and some people being left behind.
Blockchain technology could reduce the role of intermediaries such as banks and settlement houses, the Bank for International Settlements - or "the central bankers' central bank" - said in a report.
The European Union should hold off for now from regulating blockchain, the technology that underpins the virtual currency bitcoin.
The European Central Bank will set up a database to register incidents of cyber crime at commercial banks, aiming to create an early warning and analysis system for big lenders, it told a German newspaper.
The world's major central banks have launched a task force to consider setting broad rules to protect the vast network of cross-border banking from cyber attacks.
Italian police arrested two siblings on Tuesday for hacking into the e-mails of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, former prime minister Matteo Renzi and thousands of others.