Things heating up on the policy front in Europe with the formation of a public policy platform (EDCB) aimed at providing a forum for policy and regulatory exploration in Digital currencies and Blockchain. While the European government has taken a proactive stance in understanding the new technology and taking steps towards aligning policy and regulatory frameworks, governments in North America (my native Canada in particular) have taken a wait-and-see approach towards the policy debate. Hope that changes soon to drive greater innovation and mainstream adoption.