News and insights

Joint report from University of Cambridge and Inter-American Development Bank provides key assessments of cryptoasset industry from private and public sector perspectives.

An examination of the underlying assumptions behind the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) has led to its first major revision since its launch in 2019 – a response to evidence indicating a periodic overestimation of electricity consumption.

A new study has been published by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the Cambridge Judge Business School, providing insights and preliminary analysis on the potential use of digital assets (DAs) to facilitate cash-based transfer (CBT) in a humanitarian context. Entitled ‘Considering digital assets for humanitarian cash-based transfers’, the study identifies which humanitarian aid environments are most likely to see benefit and value-add from adopting DA-based CBT operations.

A new digital platform from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance will provide insights to the historical and current environmental impact of various blockchain networks, starting with Ethereum.

The global footprint of the UK’s fintech industry is visualised in a new digital map launched by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance in collaboration with Innovate Finance.

New report for the Joint Regulatory Oversight Committee delivers gap analysis on UK's open banking ecosystem and potential solutions to bridge to optimal future state.

Sholthana Begum of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is appointed Chair of the Technology Group of the Regulatory Genome Project at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The News and Insight section of Cambridge Judge Business School’s website seeks a broad range of topics of interest to diverse audiences. In 2022, attention was focused on articles ranging from paedophile stings to Bitcoin, and from how edible insects promote sustainability to a Ukrainian finding tranquility in Cambridge.

Joint study by University of Cambridge and the Asian Development Bank Institute reveals how individual consumers, households and small businesses use digital finance channels to access credit or raise funds in five ASEAN countries.

New estimate of Bitcoin’s greenhouse gas emissions added to University of Cambridge digital tool.

The debate about the environmental footprint of bitcoin mining has mainly revolved around electricity consumption. However, the issue of Bitcoin's environmental footprint is more nuanced and complex, which underscores the need for independent data to inform a evidence-based public debate.

Joint study by University of Cambridge and Inter-American Development Bank shows that firms accessing fintech credit became more resilient, maintaining or increasing jobs, income and sales.