Michel Rauchs

Founder & Managing Director at Paradigma


Michel Rauchs runs a small consulting firm, Paradigma, that provides advisory services to companies and institutions. Previously, he was the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an academic research centre based at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His research has focused on exploring the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem using empirical data. Michel has co-authored several empirical studies on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, in addition to designing a conceptual framework for the comparative analysis of DLT systems. He regularly featured in the press to comment on blockchain-related events and has been presenting his research at conferences, industry events, and regulatory roundtables worldwide.

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.