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Forbes: Bitcoin energy consumption survey – Investors don’t understand BTC’s energy inefficiency

A new Forbes Advisor survey finds that despite an expressed interest in ESG investments, many Americans familiar with crypto do not understand its potentially negative environmental consequences, particularly Bitcoin (BTC). According to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Bitcoin currently…

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CNBC: Bitcoin production roars back in China despite Beijing’s ban on crypto mining

New research from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School shows that Chinese bitcoin mining activity has quickly rebounded, the article says. By September 2021, China made up just over 22% of the total bitcoin mining…

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Fortune: Despite ban, Bitcoin mining continues in China

Research from Cambridge Judge Business School shows that China is second only to the US in Bitcoin mining. In December 2021, the most recent figures available, China was responsible for 21% of the Bitcoin mined globally (compared to just under…

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The Daily Mail: Will the world EVER be able to rely on cryptocurrencies? Blockchain technology behind volatile Bitcoin and Ethereum is power-hungry, expensive and insecure, experts claim

A report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School is mentioned in this article about cryptocurrencies. According to the report, the energy burn of Bitcoin is around 144 terawatt-hours per year – more than…

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Bitcoin mining electricity update: new data

New data from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance finds US leads in Bitcoin mining, with resurgence by China to number two. The update includes a first US state-by-state breakdown of mining activity.  New data on global Bitcoin mining released…

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New data: Bitcoin mining electricity update.

Digital assets project launched: new public-private collaboration announced, to shed light on the digital asset ecosystem

Multi-year Cambridge Digital Assets Programme launched with 16 institutional research collaborators to create open-access datasets and tools to inform digital public dialogue and decision-making in such areas as the environment, infrastructure and cryptocurrencies. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)…

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The Guardian: How do we solve bitcoin’s carbon problem

Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, featured in The Guardian article. The index estimates “that bitcoin mining consumes 133.63 terawatt hours a year of electricity – more than the…

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The New York Times: Kazakhstan’s huge Bitcoin mining industry is upended by unrest

A report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, at Cambridge Judge Business School, on geographic shifts in Bitcoin mining, quoted in the New York Times. “Kazakhstan accounted for around 18 percent of the global hashrate in August last year,”…

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Fortune: Bitcoin miners have returned to the record activity they had before China’s crypto crackdown- but they are still looking for a home

Dr David Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on Bitcoin miners and recovered hashrate. “What this does indicate is that even when you disrupt the largest single center for activity, the Bitcoin community seems…

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New platform for interactive fintech data and visualisations

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance's CCAF.io platform hosts suite of fintech digital tools to inform evidence-based decision-making for firms, investors, regulators and policymakers globally. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge…

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