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Computer Weekly: Cryptocurrencies: a niche pursuit?

A recent global study by Cambridge Centre of Alternative Finance (CCAF) says the cryptocurrency market saw three-fold growth in 2016, reaching an estimated $27bn by April 2017. The Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study gathered data from more than 100 cryptocurrency companies…

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BBC News: Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch?

Robert Wardrop of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the future of cash machines. He thinks the use of cash machines will decline as smartphone digital wallets become more popular. “Some people…

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Cryptocurrency growth

Cryptocurrency benchmarking study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance provides snapshot of evolving industry. The first global cryptocurrency benchmarking study, issued today (6 April) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, presents a systematic and comprehensive picture of a…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance publishes first global cryptocurrency study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School publishes the first comprehensive survey of cryptocurrencies, which says that “the world of money and finance is transforming before our eyes.” Read the full article [crowdfundinsider.com]  …

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Cambridge Business Magazine: African, Middle East alternative finance markets taking time to develop

Alternative finance market in Africa and the Middle East totalled more than $475m between 2013-2015, according to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge. “The development trends we have observed in these regions are…

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Financial Times: Professional investors join the crowdfunding party

An FT article on investment and crowdfunding features two people with Cambridge Judge connections - Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Cambridge Judge MBA alumnus and CEO of crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, and Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.…

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The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242 million in 2015, says inaugural report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with Energy4Impact, UKAid…

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Crowdfund Insider: 2017 Americas alternative finance industry study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, has partnered with the Polsky Center and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago again to work on benchmark research on alternative finance market in…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Which do we trust more ‘fin’ or the ‘tech’?

Banks need to address trust issues as they face new digital challenges, says Robert Wardrop, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge. “As attention focuses more and more on privacy and security issues in light…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance to study blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) based at Cambridge Judge Business School has announced a new study “Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study” that will focus on blockchain utilisation and development. “We at the CCAF believe that digital currencies as well…

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