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Impact and engagement at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Each of our research centres has unique ways to engage with non-academic organisations and, through that, to generate real world impact. This month we are sharing the work of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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Cambridge Independent: Regulatory Genome Project is ‘sequencing’ financial regulations worldwide

Dr Robert Wardrop, Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice and Director & Co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, writes about the Regulatory Genome Project in Cambridge Independent: When findings of the Human Genome Project were published in 2001…

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Fintech Times: The translation people on translation’s key role in growing the global fintech industry

A study on fintech and Covid-19 by co-authored at the Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, is quoted in the Fintech Times article. The study found “there has been strong growth in all types of digital…

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The Guardian: Value of cryptocurrency bitcoin climbs 5% to record high of $63,000

A further coverage for the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School. According to the Index, “the energy usage attributable to bitcoin alone is equivalent to the annual carbon footprint…

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Finextra: Mastercard joins Regulatory Genome Project

The Regulatory Genome Project at the University of Cambridge will collaborate with CMS, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Macfarlanes and Mastercard to address the issue of regulation in digital era. The new initiative will create an inclusive and easily accessible repository…

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Genome’s first industry collaborators

CMS, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Macfarlanes, and Mastercard to collaborate with the Regulatory Genome Project at the University of Cambridge, a new machine-readable repository that allows firms to easily understand their global risks and obligations. Dr Robert Wardrop Regulation in…

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The Times: Holly Black: If you care about the planet you should not buy Bitcoin

Further coverage of the tool by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, that calculates energy consumption used in the creation of Bitcoin. (subs) Read the full article [thetimes.co.uk]…

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The Independent: Bitcoin mining to be banned in coal-heavy region of China

Further coverage of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, on the large energy consumption used in the creation of Bitcoin. “Inner Mongolia is China’s top energy-consuming province and accounts for more than 8% of…

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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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