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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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The European: The ultimate disruption

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin still have a long way to go in order to become widely accepted, though the situation can change if central banks get involved. According to a 2017 report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, “40 per…

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Alternative finance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

We've heard all the buzz phrases, ranging from 'peer-to-peer lending' to 'cryptocurrencies'. But behind the hype, what exactly is alternative finance, and what are the benefits and risk? In this episode, joining podcast series host Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer…

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CNN: Bitcoin crash

People who have invested in cryptocurrencies have lost an estimated $400 billion since January this year, according to CNN article. Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, says that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have…

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