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CNBC: Bitcoin production roars back in China despite Beijing’s ban on crypto mining

New research from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School shows that Chinese bitcoin mining activity has quickly rebounded, the article says. By September 2021, China made up just over 22% of the total bitcoin mining…

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The Daily Mail: Will the world EVER be able to rely on cryptocurrencies? Blockchain technology behind volatile Bitcoin and Ethereum is power-hungry, expensive and insecure, experts claim

A report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School is mentioned in this article about cryptocurrencies. According to the report, the energy burn of Bitcoin is around 144 terawatt-hours per year – more than…

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Reporter Wings: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Digital Assets Research Project With 16 Banks – Bitcoin News

On Tuesday, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School announced a new research initiative focused on the “growing digital asset ecosystem.” According to CCAF, the newly launched collaborative effort involves 16 financial institutions such as…

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Digital assets project launched: new public-private collaboration announced, to shed light on the digital asset ecosystem

Multi-year Cambridge Digital Assets Programme launched with 16 institutional research collaborators to create open-access datasets and tools to inform digital public dialogue and decision-making in such areas as the environment, infrastructure and cryptocurrencies. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)…

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The Guardian: How do we solve bitcoin’s carbon problem

Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, featured in The Guardian article. The index estimates “that bitcoin mining consumes 133.63 terawatt hours a year of electricity – more than the…

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The New York Times: Kazakhstan’s huge Bitcoin mining industry is upended by unrest

A report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, at Cambridge Judge Business School, on geographic shifts in Bitcoin mining, quoted in the New York Times. “Kazakhstan accounted for around 18 percent of the global hashrate in August last year,”…

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The Wall Street Journal: Cryptocurrency companies are leaving China in ‘Great Mining Migration’

The bitcoin electricity index developed at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, is cited in an article about cryptocurrency firms leaving China due to country’s crack down on cryptocurrency mining earlier this summer. (subs)…

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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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BBC News: Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

Further coverage of a research from the Centre for Alternative Finance: an online tool created by Michel Rauchs that estimates the electricity consumption of Bitcoin. The index shows “that the process of mining the cryptocurrency - which involves using vast…

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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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