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BBC News: US leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect

China's share of global Bitcoin mining has fallen to effectively zero, research by the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) suggests. The latest data by the Index, developed at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business…

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Financial Times: US overtakes China as biggest bitcoin mining hub after Beijing ban

The latest Bitcoin mining report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance finds that the US is now first in the world following a government crackdown in China. This new data (to the end of August 2021) shows the US…

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Bloomberg: The US leads the world in bitcoin mining after China crackdown

Another take on the Bitcoin research coming out of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School. The latest update to the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) has confirmed the impact of the Bitcoin mining…

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Geographic shift

The United States has taken the leading position in Bitcoin mining following China's crackdown on mining operations, shows data update from the Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. By Michel Rauchs, Digital Assets Lead…

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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and World Economic Forum host MENA Regional Fintech Roundtable

Two-day virtual event convenes central bankers, regulators, development organisations and leading FinTech firms to examine practical partnerships for digital finance growth. Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the World Economic Forum have announced the successful completion…

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Finextra: CCAF, World Bank, World Economic Forum launch second Covid-19 fintech impact study

The survey is aiming to collect information and from firms globally to gain insights into fintech performance during coronavirus pandemic. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), explains: “Our previous Rapid Assessment Study provided a…

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Study reveals resilience of alternative finance sector and growing contribution to business funding

Largest dataset for worldwide online alternative finance market reveals shifting geographical landscape and performance during global pandemic. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, today published its 2nd Global Alternative Finance Market Benchmarking Report which found growth in…

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Financial Times: Bitcoin’s growing energy problem: ‘It’s a dirty currency’

Some more press coverage for the Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, in the Financial Times. “The latest calculation from Cambridge university’s Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index suggests that bitcoin…

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BBC News: Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

Further coverage of a research from the Centre for Alternative Finance: an online tool created by Michel Rauchs that estimates the electricity consumption of Bitcoin. The index shows “that the process of mining the cryptocurrency - which involves using vast…

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Fintech Times: The translation people on translation’s key role in growing the global fintech industry

A study on fintech and Covid-19 by co-authored at the Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, is quoted in the Fintech Times article. The study found “there has been strong growth in all types of digital…

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