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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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Yahoo Finance: 15 fastest growing fintech companies

A study on fintech and Covid-19 co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance featured in the article. The joint study with the World Bank showed that “fintech companies on average saw their transaction volumes increase by 13% in 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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Economy Next: Is Sri Lanka poised for a fintech boom post Covid-19?

A report on fintech during Covid-19 co-authored by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School featured in Sri Lanka’s outlet. The report found that although the global fintech industry is growing amid the pandemic, the growth…

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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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Yahoo Finance: Blockchain technology is evolving exponentially

A report co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), explains “how blockchain technology has become more and more institutional to the benefit of end-users.” The report written by Keith Bear and Michel Rauchs form the CCAF and published…

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Business Weekly: Cambridge-Singapore alliance to speed fintech research and commercialisation

New research agreement signed by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research & Education in Singapore (Cambridge CARES) establishes an Asia-Pacific-focused collaboration for the acceleration of tech-enabled…

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Collaboration network expands in Asia Pacific

Agreement between Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Asian Development Bank Institute to accelerate tech-enabled innovation and knowledge sharing. A research agreement signed by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge,…

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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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Forbes: Bringing sanity to global financial regulation

Dr Robert Wardrop, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the new Regulatory Genome Project. The CCAF recently launched the project with the University of Cambridge aiming to sequence the world’s…

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