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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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The Register: Confusing distributed ledger tech definitions create ‘unrealistic expectations’

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) provides a common terminology and framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT) systems. The report says that the lack of common terminology "has resulted in misconceptions and the widespread formation…

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Defining DLT

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance publishes the "Distributed Ledger Technology Systems" report to provide a common terminology and framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT) systems. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of…

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Alternative finance

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will deliver a keynote speech via live video link on digital transformation and financial inclusion in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) at the annual…

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Financial Times: Business schools race to offer lessons in blockchain and bitcoin

Demand for courses in blockchain is growing and business schools are updating their curriculum to meet the demand. Robert Wardrop, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, said that demand for cryptocurrency training is…

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Financial Times: MBA view: will bitcoin regulation undermine its value?

Students from top business schools discuss cryptocurrencies and whether it should be regulated. Christian Pemberton, currently on Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School (EMBA 2017), commented: "The lack of regulation is a large part of the appeal of…

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Energy-sapping bitcoin mining

The enormous use of energy used to mine cryptocurrencies is very contentious, but alternative methods pose too much of a security risk, says Michel Rauchs. Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge…

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The Conversation: Why energy-sapping bitcoin mining is here to stay

Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, writes about the lack of current alternatives to expensive and cumbersome bitcoin mining. "Given how quickly computing technology develops, perhaps an alternative method will be found. Until…

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Alt Fi News: Crypto lending platform nears launch

Lendingblock announced plans for "an open exchange for cryptocurrency loans." What this will mean for investors? Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, says there are two types of crypto-investor: long-term investors, the ones…

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