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Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will deliver a keynote speech via live video link on digital transformation and financial inclusion in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) at the annual…

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Financial Times: Business schools race to offer lessons in blockchain and bitcoin

Demand for courses in blockchain is growing and business schools are updating their curriculum to meet the demand. Robert Wardrop, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, said that demand for cryptocurrency training is…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launches global research

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School has launched its annual research initiative seeking to obtain data on the alternative finance industry globally. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the Centre, said: “We suspect that more and…

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Georgia Today: Crypto currency discussions with National Bank of Georgia

The National Bank of Georgia has met with one of the largest financial supervisors in Europe to discuss cryptocurrency regulation and how to increase awareness of crypto in the country. The country is ranked second in the world in the…

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: The world of payments is changing

Robert Wardrop, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, discusses the payments industry, challenges it faces today and how local developments like mobile payment in Kenya can improve economic development. "As millions of previously unbanked individuals are gaining access…

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Alt Fi: Royalty financing: The old ‘new’ kid on the alternative finance block

A report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in the article. The report estimated that the peer-to-peer business lending market in the UK had year-on-year growth of 99 per cent between 2014 (£749 million) and 2015 (£1.49…

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What Investment: Another look at the Innovative Finance ISA

An article explores how Innovative Finance Isa measures up and where it fits in investors’ portfolio. A report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance looked into crowdfunding and the peer-to-peer sector, and found that “one of the notable hallmarks of…

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The Sunday Times: Isa guide: are peer-to-peer loans smart investments?

Savers looking to boost their investment returns are choosing a new type of Isa. The Innovative Finance Isa was created in 2016 to address peer-to-peer investments. Research led by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School…

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Energy-sapping bitcoin mining

The enormous use of energy used to mine cryptocurrencies is very contentious, but alternative methods pose too much of a security risk, says Michel Rauchs. Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge…

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The Conversation: Why energy-sapping bitcoin mining is here to stay

Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, writes about the lack of current alternatives to expensive and cumbersome bitcoin mining. "Given how quickly computing technology develops, perhaps an alternative method will be found. Until…

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