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The Guardian: Value of cryptocurrency bitcoin climbs 5% to record high of $63,000

A further coverage for the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School. According to the Index, “the energy usage attributable to bitcoin alone is equivalent to the annual carbon footprint…

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The Times: Holly Black: If you care about the planet you should not buy Bitcoin

Further coverage of the tool by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, that calculates energy consumption used in the creation of Bitcoin. (subs) Read the full article [thetimes.co.uk]…

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The Independent: Bitcoin mining to be banned in coal-heavy region of China

Further coverage of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, on the large energy consumption used in the creation of Bitcoin. “Inner Mongolia is China’s top energy-consuming province and accounts for more than 8% of…

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The Times: Getting my hands dirty with old-school miners will help to avoid a tech bubble

Further coverage of the Bitcoin energy usage tool developed at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance based at Cambridge Judge Business School. The tool provides an estimate on of the energy consumption used in the creation of bitcoin. (subs) Read the…

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Financial Times: The environmental idiocy of Tesla’s bitcoin bet

Bitcoin energy usage tool developed at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School is mentioned in the FT article. Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) provides a real-time estimate of the total annual electricity usage of the…

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BBC News: Bitcoin consumes ‘more electricity than Argentina’

Michel Rauchs, Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative, comments on Bitcoin energy consumption. “It is really by design that Bitcoin consumes that much electricity,” he says. “This is not something that will change in the future unless the…

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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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New interactive Bitcoin mining map launched

New mining map by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance provides increased transparency of the industry for investors, policymakers, researchers and general public. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School today (6 May) announced the…

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Are cryptocurrencies priced in the cross-section? A portfolio approach

Dr Adelphe Ekponon Most papers, that study determinants of cryptocurrency prices, find no relation to existing market factors. In a work-in-progress, CCFin/CERF Research Associate Adelphe Ekponon and Kassi Assamoi (Liquidity Analyst at MUFG Securities and University of Warwick) examine a…

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The Guardian: Can the planet afford the exorbitant power demands of machine learning?

The article investigates what technologies like machine learning or bitcoin have done to our planet. According to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the global bitcoin network uses more than seven gigawatts of electricity – which over…

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