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New interactive Bitcoin mining map launched

New mining map by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance provides increased transparency of the industry for investors, policymakers, researchers and general public. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School today (6 May) announced the…

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Are cryptocurrencies priced in the cross-section? A portfolio approach

Dr Adelphe Ekponon Most papers, that study determinants of cryptocurrency prices, find no relation to existing market factors. In a work-in-progress, CCFin/CERF Research Associate Adelphe Ekponon and Kassi Assamoi (Liquidity Analyst at MUFG Securities and University of Warwick) examine a…

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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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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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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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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance publishes definitive Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) released the second edition of the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study. The new findings reflect the growing maturity – and recent cooling off – of an industry that experienced huge growth in 2017. The…

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Second annual survey of global cryptoasset activity

Findings by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance describe the evolution of an industry that saw big growth in 2017. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an academic research centre at Cambridge Judge Business School releases the second edition…

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Crypto News Review: Buying and selling cryptocurrency? You could be facing a hefty tax bill

As the interest in cryptocurrencies is still growing, tax officials recently reminded that investment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are liable for gain taxes. According to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, estimates there are…

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