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Sputnik: Bitcoin demonstrates innovation with Bitcoin Cash ‘fork’

Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School, comment on new digital currency on Sputnik radio. Dr Hileman says Bitcoin Cash can offer a greater capacity for transactions: "Right now, you…

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Crowdfund Insider: The future of finance tackled at an annual event in Cambridge

Innovation in alternative finance and what the future looks like was discussed at the second annual conference recently held by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). Bryan Zhang of CCAF said: “This year’s annual conference focused on the big…

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BBC News: Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on the bitcoin currency split. "Bigger players with access to server farms and big budgets will have no problem running bigger nodes, but smaller operators could…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Alternative finance grows in the Americas

According to the latest report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) alternative finance market grew 23 per cent in the Americas in 2016, led by strong growth in the United States. “The United States is one of the…

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CNBC: A new digital currency is about to be created as the bitcoin is forced to split

Bitcoin Cash may gain more support once it launches, according to Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). "Bitcoin Cash could be significant but we won't know more until after it launches. If it…

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Crowdfund Insider: Deadline nears for third European benchmarking study in alternative finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is leading the third European benchmarking survey that measures all forms of alternative finance in Europe. The data is collected directly from crowdfunding and online marketplaces in 28 European countries, aiming to capture…

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The Guardian: View on cryptocurrencies: bubble and chic

A study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in an article looking at the digital currency market. The CCAF study estimates there are between five and 10 million cryptocurrency users…

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BBC News: Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

The value of digital currency has been in turbulence in recent days, says the BBC. Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the latest bitcoin scaling developments and…

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CNBC: Bitcoin soars as miners finally move to solve its scaling problem

Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on bitcoin’s price rally. "Barring any unexpected twists in the bitcoin scaling drama, a contentious fork will be avoided in the coming…

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Inc42: The growth of cryptocurrency: India versus global trends

There are at least three million people actively using cryptocurrency today, according to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The first global cryptocurrency benchmarking study presents a systematic and comprehensive picture of a rapidly evolving industry,…

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