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World Finance: Policing the ICO highway

As more and more blockchain companies start offering their own cryptocurrencies, regulators are now working on policies aiming to control the market. Some countries, including China, Estonia and Uruguay, are currently experimenting with digital currencies and might release their own…

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Alt Fi News: A Crypto Odyssey

Michel Rauchs, research assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, comments on why cryptocurrency and blockchain became so popular, why it is popular among long-term investors and why it’s important to understand how bitcoin works before investing in it.…

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Business Because: From blockchain to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency craze is gripping business schools

Business schools now offer a range of courses in cryptocurrencies and other financial technologies such as crowdfunding or robo-wealth-managers. Cambridge Judge Business School is in the midst of creating a number of fintech electives. Professor Raghavendra Rau said: “What’s different…

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CNBC: Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on a study he co-authored in 2000 that looked at internet-related company names – and parallels with “blockchain”-related company names today. Professor Rau commented: "What…

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Cambridge Independent: experts discuss whether Bitcoin bubble set to burst

As the value of Bitcoin reached a value of $16,000 in December 2017, some experts discuss whether this price shows signs of bubble for the cryptocurrency. Michel Rauchs, Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, says it depends…

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Business Today: Bitcoins now an energy guzzler

Bitcoin mining requires a lot of electricity, and if bitcoin were a country it would be in 58th position in the world in electricity consumption. The majority of bitcoin mining pools are based in two countries, China and the US,…

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Forbes: Alternative finance boom continues with 43 per cent growth

The UK’s booming alternative finance market shows little sign of slowing down, says a new report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. “With equity-based crowdfunding now accounting for 17 per cent of all seed and venture stage equity investment…

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Altfi news: Revolut launches cryptocurrency exchange tool

Revolut has recently added cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, to its currency exchange service. People can now buy these through the Revolut app. But while it gives users and investors easy access to alternative finance, there are some concerns,…

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The Independent: Bitcoin: What is it, where can you use it and is it worth investing?

The price of bitcoin has recently soared dramatically and gained 1,000 per cent in value. Michel Rauchs, Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, says the future looks bright for bitcoin and blockchain technology: “I would put it…

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Money Control: Energy consumed by bitcoin miners around the world is more than over 150 countries

Bitcoin mining required a lot of electricity, and if bitcoin were a country it would stand at 62nd position in the world in terms of annual electricity consumption, says an article in Money Control. The majority of bitcoin mining pools…

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