Michel Rauchs

Lead in Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Michel Rauchs is the Lead in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an academic research centre at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Michel worked previously as a Research Assistant at the CCAF in a year-long placement running from September 2016 to the end of September 2017, during which he was working with research fellow and founder of MacroDigest Dr Garrick Hileman exploring the cryptocurrency and permissioned blockchain landscape. He co-authored the “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study” and the “Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study”, the first studies to empirically cover the cryptocurrency and DLT industries, respectively, using non-public survey data from 300+ entities.

Before joining the CCAF, Michel completed his Master in International Business at Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2016 (publishing a Master’s thesis about the evolution of the Bitcoin business ecosystem based on a unique longitudinal dataset of 500+ cryptocurrency entities), and his Bachelor of Science in Economics at HEC Lausanne in 2014.