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The Network Journal: You can’t hold a Bitcoin, but the web currency’s value has skyrocketed

Slowly bitcoin gained adherents — the number of people using bitcoin now “rivals the population of small countries,” Garrick Hileman, an economic historian and research fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), wrote in a preface to a…

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The Washington Post: Why people are going crazy over bitcoin and other digital currencies

Dr Garrick Hileman, research fellow at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the growing popularity of digital currency bitcoin. “Investors have been clamoring for a slice of the virtual market based on potential uses…

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Miami Herald: You can’t hold a bitcoin, but the web currency’s value has skyrocketed

Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge, comments on bitcoin and why the web currency's value has skyrocketed. “The number of people using cryptocurrency today has seen significant growth and rivals the population…

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CNBC: Bitcoin may hit $4,000 by the end of the year

The value of Bitcoin is growing and could possibly double by the end of this year, according to some investors. Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, commented: "Macroeconomic…

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Vox: Bitcoin’s price keeps breaking records

Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the increasing value of Bitcoin. “Based on the data we've collected, we think speculation is the primary driver,” he says. “Surveys…

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Alternative finance growth in the Americas

The online alternative finance market continues to grow in the US, Canada and Latin America, rising 23 per cent in 2016 to $35.2 billion, finds report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, and the…

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Could cryptocurrency help the ‘bottom billion’?

Many of the world's poorest poor don't have access to a bank account and yet depend on being able to transfer money across borders. Could digital currency help, ask researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. 'Cryptocurrency' is a…

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BBC News: Australia to sell £8m of seized bitcoins

Dr Garrick Hileman, Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, comments on a collection of bitcoins worth about £8m to be auctioned in Australia in June: "This is a significant amount of Bitcoin. It's about a week's…

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BBC News: Bitcoin ‘creator’ backs out of Satoshi coin move ‘proof’

Garrick Hileman, Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, comments on supposed bitcoin “creator” Craig Wright. "A lot more people in the Bitcoin community are going to be unconvinced of Dr Wright's claims than will believe he…

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CNBC: Will terror attacks end bitcoin free-for-all in Europe?

Dr Garrick Hileman, Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on bitcoin and tighter regulations aimed at terrorism financing. For many leading bitcoin exchanges, regulatory changes will have negligible impact as they already comply with…

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