skip to navigation skip to content
Search

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Sequencing science and data genomic genetic analysis background abstract pattern.

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]…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Archives