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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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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: 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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Georgia Today: Crypto currency discussions with National Bank of Georgia

The National Bank of Georgia has met with one of the largest financial supervisors in Europe to discuss cryptocurrency regulation and how to increase awareness of crypto in the country. The country is ranked second in the world in the…

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HR Magazine: A pocket guide to cryptocurrency

The article looks at cryptocurrencies and what impact this could have on HR. Michel Rauchs, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, commented: “Companies that create a ‘cryptocurrency-friendly’ environment may gain an advantage in attracting talented…

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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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