The global cryptoasset market is growing fast, but it’s one of the most opaque areas of finance.
Now the world’s academic institutions are gearing up to map the sector.
The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the university’s Judge Business School, has established itself as one of the main cryptoasset research hubs.
In the latest New Money Review podcast, Paul Amery, editor of New Money Review, interviews Apolline Blandin, the leader of CCAF’s crypto research team.
During the podcast, Apolline discusses the CCAF’s third global cryptoasset benchmarking study, which has just been released.
It’s a snapshot of the global cryptoasset industry, based on responses from 280 companies in 59 countries.
The study focuses on four main market segments: mining, exchanges, payments and custody.
Cambridge’s annual survey has global reach. It was sent out to respondents in eight languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Korean.
Listen to the podcast to hear Blandin talk about:
- Bitcoin mining activity—where and how it takes place
- Climate-deadly or climate-friendly?—from coal to renewables, what powers mining
- Mining pools and their incentives
- The growth in cryptocurrency users
- Market data and how to obtain off-chain information
- The growing uptake of stablecoins
- Cryptoasset market infrastructure—clearing, settlement and custody
- CCAF’s future research plans
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