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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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Cover image from 2nd Global Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study depicting a wind turbine made of network links, shining bright on a dark background.

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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Yahoo Finance: 15 fastest growing fintech companies

A study on fintech and Covid-19 co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance featured in the article. The joint study with the World Bank showed that “fintech companies on average saw their transaction volumes increase by 13% in the…

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Yahoo Finance: Blockchain technology is evolving exponentially

A report co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), explains “how blockchain technology has become more and more institutional to the benefit of end-users.” The report written by Keith Bear and Michel Rauchs form the CCAF and published…

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Phys.org: An app-based recommendation framework for investor adoption of crypto assets

Study co-authored by Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Reader in Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School develops app-based recommendation framework for investor adoption of crypto assets. "Platforms or apps of such companies as Amazon or Tripadvisor serve as a kind of filtering…

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Crypto selection

Study co-authored by Dr Andrei Kirilenko of Cambridge Judge Business School, presented at CERF in the City event, develops app-based recommendation framework for investor adoption of crypto assets. Consumers regularly choose books, music, travel destinations and other activities based on…

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Close up of three main cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

Barron’s: Most Bitcoin is made in China. Competitors are chipping away

Michel Rauchs, Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative, comments on Bitcoin mining in China. He says that cheap electricity is not the only metric any more as investors “are also weighing regulatory risk and management quality.” Michel adds:…

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