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The Guardian: Can the planet afford the exorbitant power demands of machine learning?

The article investigates what technologies like machine learning or bitcoin have done to our planet. According to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the global bitcoin network uses more than seven gigawatts of electricity – which over…

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Regulatory momentum

Global regulation of online alternative finance will increase over the next two years, says fintech research by the World Bank and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance. A regulatory and legislative boom is underway in the online alternative finance space,…

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Crowdfund Insider: Regulation of alternative finance is key to make sector safe to scale

A regulatory and legislative boom is underway in the online alternative finance space, according to a global survey of 111 regulatory jurisdictions by the World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. “It is clear from this study that…

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The ASEAN Fintech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study

According to the first ASEAN FinTech Ecosystem Benchmarking Report, increasing demand for financial technology (FinTech) solutions across the ASEAN region has supported a rapidly growing and diverse FinTech landscape. The first of its kind, the ASEAN FinTech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study…

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Crowdfund Insider: Second Global Blockchain Report: Enterprise utilisation and network development

The second Global Enterprise Blockchain Benchmarking Study from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance says that hype is slowly being replaced by business value in this area. The report “delves into the granular detail of how the enterprise blockchain ecosystem…

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Second Global Enterprise Blockchain Benchmarking Study

Hype is slowing being replaced by business value, says the 2nd Global Enterprise Blockchain Benchmarking Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Following on from its initial Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study, released in 2017, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative…

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Traders Magazine: RegTech earned $5 billion in 2018

According to a report co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the RegTech (Regulation Technology) industry generated an estimated five billion dollars in revenue last year. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, said: “Building…

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Regulatory technology

Global RegTech industry earned an estimated $5 billion in 2018 following five-year surge in startup activity, says first Global RegTech Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance with support from EY Japan. The global RegTech (Regulation Technology) industry…

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City Press: How technology is driving a revolution in financial services

Dr Robert Wardrop, Director of the Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, says technology is “the most significant transformative force” in the financial sector. Dr Wardrop recently attended the GIBS Forum where he talked about banks, peer-to-peer…

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The CEO Magazine: The world’s leading CEOs are shunning banks – and this is why

Bryan Zhang, Executive Director at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on peer-to-peer lending and traditional bank loans. “In many instances, the rates offered by peer-to-peer lenders are not that different to the rates banks are offering,” Bryan says.…

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