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Research Team & Contributors

The CBECI is an ongoing project created and maintained by the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programme Team (Michel Rauchs, Apolline Blandin, Anton Dek, and Yue Wu) at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

Special thanks go to Kyrylo Manakhov for designing the website and to Marc Bevand, Lena Klaaßen, and Christian Stoll for reviewing the methodology. The research team would also like to thank Keith Bear, Kieran Garvey, Grigory McKain, Stephen McKeon, Robert Wardrop, and Bryan Zhang for providing valuable feedback and suggestions. Furthermore, we would like to express our gratitude to Alexi Anani, and Hatim Hussain for their contributions to this project.

About the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is an international and interdisciplinary research institute based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Since its founding in 2015, CCAF has conducted research across four main streams, including alternatives online finance channels and instruments, alternative payment systems, and regulation and policy in alternative finance. The Centre has published more than 30 empirical industry and regulatory reports to date, covering a wide range of research fields including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer/marketplace lending, cryptoassets, blockchain technology, RegTech, and regulatory innovations. These studies are made freely available to policymakers, regulators, industry practitioners, academia, and the wider public via our publication page.

CCAF funding has come from corporate donations, research grants, sponsored work, and commissioned work. As an academic institute within the University of Cambridge, we adhere to the principle of academic independence while following stringent research ethics guidelines.