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Finextra: CCAF, World Bank, World Economic Forum launch second Covid-19 fintech impact study

The survey is aiming to collect information and from firms globally to gain insights into fintech performance during coronavirus pandemic. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), explains: “Our previous Rapid Assessment Study provided a…

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BBC News: Cambridge data shows Bitcoin mining on the move

New data from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance shows geographic shifts in Bitcoin mining – with China’s share declining sharply even before a government crackdown in June 2021. “The Cambridge researchers observed that the crackdown, once enacted, effectively led…

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Financial Times: China’s share of bitcoin electricity usage drops as Kazakhstan surges

A further press coverage for the new update of the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The CCAF data shows “China’s global hashrate, the computational power required to mine new bitcoins, fell…

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New data reveals timeline of China’s bitcoin mining exodus

Research team from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), unveils new datasets showing geographic shifts in Bitcoin mining – with China's share declining sharply even before a government crackdown in June 2021. by Michel Rauchs, Digital Assets Lead at…

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New study aims to assess global fintech industry’s resiliency to COVID-19

Joint study between Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and the World Bank Group to provide essential data to assess the medium-to-longer term impact of the global pandemic on fintech firms worldwide.…

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The Economist: Deep in rural China, bitcoin miners are packing up

A new update of Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge reveals that China’s share of total Bitcoin mining power has declined from 75.5% in September 2019 to 46% in April…

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Study reveals resilience of alternative finance sector and growing contribution to business funding

Largest dataset for worldwide online alternative finance market reveals shifting geographical landscape and performance during global pandemic. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, today published its 2nd Global Alternative Finance Market Benchmarking Report which found growth in…

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Clear impact

Cambridge Judge Business School faculty members Professor Stefan Scholtes and Dr Robert Wardrop are named recipients of the 2021 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award. Professor Stefan Scholtes Two faculty members Professor Stefan Scholtes and Dr Robert Wardrop have been named…

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Addressing the fintech gender gap

Sara Coupe of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Abby Butkus of the Catalyst Fund consider the forces for change, the importance of mentoring and how inspirations can come from a variety of sources when addressing the FinTech workplace…

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Financial Times: Bitcoin’s growing energy problem: ‘It’s a dirty currency’

Some more press coverage for the Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, in the Financial Times. “The latest calculation from Cambridge university’s Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index suggests that bitcoin…

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