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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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Financial Times: Long Island Iced Tea’s blockchain pivot is the height of mania

A research paper co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article – which draws parallel to “internet”-related company names around 2000 and “blockchain”-related names today. (subscription). Read…

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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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Marketwatch: Here’s one thing the bitcoin frenzy has in common with the dot-com bubble

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, says firms that put the word 'blockchain' or other cryptocurrency terms in their name have seen their share prices soar, much like companies that added a…

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Real Business: Blockchain could bring many potential applications post Brexit

According to the Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), “57 central banks and public sector organisations across 31 countries are involved with blockchain exploration or trials, and Europe dominates with 49 per cent…

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The Register: Mastercard blockchain: Opening up the API

Some companies, including Mastercard, Visa and IBM, are trying blockchain technology to improve cross-border, B2B payment flows. Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), says “it’s a good sign that business-focused firms have rolled…

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Quartz: Chinese money dominates bitcoin, now its companies are gunning for blockchain tech

Dr Garrick Hileman, research fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on cryptocurrencies in China. Chinese companies "are not only moving faster, but the scale of their blockchain ambitions dwarf what we’re seeing elsewhere," he says. Read…

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New Scientist: Blockchain-like ID may mean end of paper birth certificates

Central banks are pretty bullish on blockchain technology, says a new study from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School. One in five central banks surveyed say they will deploy some form of blockchain technology…

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