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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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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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Angola 24hrs: Governor of BNA presents in Cambridge the evolution of Angola’s banking regulation

Governor José de Lima Massano gave a lecture on "The role of banking regulation in the promotion of financial institutions - the Angolan case" on Tuesday 2 July to the annual conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF).…

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BBC: Bitcoin’s energy consumption ‘equals that of Switzerland’

Bitcoin uses as much energy as the whole of Switzerland, a new online tool created at the University of Cambridge shows. Co-creator Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, said: "We want to use…

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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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Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of the FCA delivering his keynote address.

Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI)

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launches a new real-time index tracking the total electricity consumption of the Bitcoin network. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an academic research centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, today…

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Invesco and Cambridge Judge Business School announce a 10-year collaboration

Invesco to support Cambridge Judge Business School’s research activities in long-term asset management, alternative finance and data-analytics. Global asset management firm Invesco and Cambridge Judge Business School today announced a 10-year collaboration under which Invesco will support research activities in…

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Fintek News: Cryptoasset global regulations made simple

A report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in the article. The report looked at the global regulatory landscape for cryptoassets and found that a lack of standard terminology across regulators and jurisdictions is hampering a coordinated…

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