Welcome to episode 62 of‚ The Bitcoin Game , I'm Rob Mitchell. Michel Rauchs is the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). For the past few years, Michel has devoted his life to studying the space, and he's been a big part of several comprehensive studies that dig into many aspects of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You'll see Michel and his reports cited in tons of articles, particularly those that focus on Bitcoin's energy use. I hope you enjoy Michel as my guest on today's episode. EPISODE LINKS Michel Rauchs on Twitter https://twitter.com/mrauchs Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/ccaf CCAF (2017) - Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/global-cryptocurrency CCAF (December 2018) - 2nd‚Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study (Section 7 has mining stats and map) https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/2nd-global-cryptoasset-benchmark-study CCAF (August 2018) - Distributed Ledger Technology Systems https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems Marc Bevand (2017) - Electricity consumption of Bitcoin https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems Michel's 2018 Blog post, "A note on censorship resistance" https://mrauchs.com/2018/10/a-note-on-censorship-resistance Michel Rauchs, Xmas Lecture (December 2017) https://youtu.be/BTp3o60xcEI STAY IN TOUCH Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game ! https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com [email protected] SPONSORS The upcoming Bitcoin2019 conference is taking place on June 25 and 26 in San Fransisco. There's an amazing line-up of speakers, and it's one of the most affordable Bitcoin conferences around. Go to Bitcoin2019Conference.com now and claim a 25-percent discount with promo code BG25. Bitcoin2019Conference.com While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain . As Seen On The Guardian ' TechCrunch ' Engadget ' Ars Technica ' Popular Mechanics Inforwars ' Maxim ' Inc. ' Vice ' RT ' Bitcoin Magazine ' VentureBeat PRI ' CoinDesk ' Washington Post ' Forbes ' Fast Company Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com CREDITS All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell. The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos . Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.