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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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Peer2Peer Finance News: The might of the Square Mile

Peer-to-peer lending is growing as retail and institutional investors are benefiting from it. According to report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the industry supported “32 per cent of P2P consumer lending, 28 per cent of P2P business lending…

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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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Financial Times: What next for cryptocurrencies after bubble bursts?

Michel Rauchs, Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, comments on cryptocurrencies. According to the FT article there are hundreds of tokens called “initial coin offerings” created by entrepreneurs and this is an “attractive proposition for both early…

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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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Financial Times: Do we still want to democratise finance?

A report looking at the UK alternative finance industry by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in a Financial Times article on peer-to-peer lending regulation. According to the report, “in 2016 £1.23 billion of loans were provided to…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launches benchmarking study for blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School has launched its second annual blockchain study. The study is seeking to provide an empirical overview of the current state of both enterprise and public sector use 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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