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Crowdfund Insider: Global cryptoasset benchmarking study: Updates on digital asset ecosystem during period of growth

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has released 3rd report covering the digital asset sector with the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study. The study incorporated 280 cryptoasset entities in more than 50 countries including 175 service providers, 75 mining companies,…

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Are cryptocurrencies priced in the cross-section? A portfolio approach

Dr Adelphe Ekponon Most papers, that study determinants of cryptocurrency prices, find no relation to existing market factors. In a work-in-progress, CCFin/CERF Research Associate Adelphe Ekponon and Kassi Assamoi (Liquidity Analyst at MUFG Securities and University of Warwick) examine a…

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What determines cryptocurrency’s expected return?

by Dr Hui (Frank) Xu, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Hui (Frank) Xu Since the emergence of the cryptocurrencies, they have quickly become the focus of asset managers. Although many ongoing…

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Yahoo Finance: Facebook warned against ‘move fast and break things’ approach to Libra

One of Britain’s top regulators has warned Facebook against adopting a “move fast and break things” approach to its new cryptocurrency project Libra. “Historically, this may have been a sector that has lived by the mantra of ‘move fast and…

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Bitcoin Magazine: The cost of sound money: New tool tracks Bitcoin’s energy consumption

Bitcoin has landed front and centre in the ongoing debate over the benefits of cryptocurrencies and their impact on the environment. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School launched a new index that provides a real-time…

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‘Deep thought’ on Libra

Size and scale of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency poses "questions for society and government", a top Financial Conduct Authority tells the annual conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of the FCA delivering his keynote address.…

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Finance Magnates: Cambridge report: Crypto needs a common language

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance says the industry must agree on definitions before regulators can make progress. The lack of such common terminology is a “major impediment” to clear policies in this area, the report…

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Traders Magazine: Standardised terminology needed for cryptoassets

Lack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response, says a new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Landscape Study is based on an in-depth analysis of 23 jurisdictions, providing a comprehensive…

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A female founder’s story

Female founder and entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan (Cambridge MBA 2009) outlines her journey to startup 22xFund in New York, USA, disrupting and re-inventing the venture capital landscape along the way. "When I started as a female founder of an ad tech…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance publishes definitive Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) released the second edition of the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study. The new findings reflect the growing maturity – and recent cooling off – of an industry that experienced huge growth in 2017. The…

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