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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.

Traders Magazine: Standardised terminology needed for cryptoassets

Lack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response, says a new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Landscape Study is based on an in-depth analysis of 23 jurisdictions, providing a comprehensive…

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Cryptoasset regulation

Lack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response, says a new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The lack of a standard terminology for cryptoassets and the blockchain industry across jurisdictions hampers the development of a…

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Map of cryptoasset wording in various languages

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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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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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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