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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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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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Atlanta Business Chronicle: The world of payments is changing

Robert Wardrop, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, discusses the payments industry, challenges it faces today and how local developments like mobile payment in Kenya can improve economic development. "As millions of previously unbanked individuals are gaining access…

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Crowdfund Insider: European alternative finance market expanded by 41 per cent in 2016

A report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance found that the European online alternative finance market grew by 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016. The third European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report is based on 344…

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Inc42: The growth of cryptocurrency: India versus global trends

There are at least three million people actively using cryptocurrency today, according to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The first global cryptocurrency benchmarking study presents a systematic and comprehensive picture of a rapidly evolving industry,…

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Computer Weekly: Cryptocurrencies: a niche pursuit?

A recent global study by Cambridge Centre of Alternative Finance (CCAF) says the cryptocurrency market saw three-fold growth in 2016, reaching an estimated $27bn by April 2017. The Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study gathered data from more than 100 cryptocurrency companies…

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BBC News: Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch?

Robert Wardrop of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the future of cash machines. He thinks the use of cash machines will decline as smartphone digital wallets become more popular. “Some people…

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Cryptocurrency growth

Cryptocurrency benchmarking study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance provides snapshot of evolving industry. The first global cryptocurrency benchmarking study, issued today (6 April) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, presents a systematic and comprehensive picture of a…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance publishes first global cryptocurrency study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School publishes the first comprehensive survey of cryptocurrencies, which says that “the world of money and finance is transforming before our eyes.” Read the full article [crowdfundinsider.com]  …

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Cambridge Business Magazine: African, Middle East alternative finance markets taking time to develop

Alternative finance market in Africa and the Middle East totalled more than $475m between 2013-2015, according to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge. “The development trends we have observed in these regions are…

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