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Ep. 31 – Piprate launches a blockchain enabled Data Transfer POC with Renaissance Re

Welcome to another exciting episode of Insureblocks! Today we are joined by Stan Nazarenko and Karl Stanley who discuss how blockchain can enable seamless data transfer in the insurance industry. Stan Nazarenko is the CEO of Piprate which is an InsurTech data sharing platform. Piprate aims to provide companies in the insurance and reinsurance space with a way...

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Ep. 30 – Digital IDs on the Blockchain

In this week’s podcast we will be discussing digital IDs onto the blockchain. We had the pleasure of having 2 guests in this episode. Daniel Faria, CEO of Nodalblock and Timothy Dwyer, VP and Assistant Treasurer at Nationwide Insurance. Daniel has had a career in cyber security and entrepreneurship. Timothy has spent a majority of his...

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News – The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger Join Forces!

The News On the 1stof October, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance(EEA) and the Hyperledger community announced that they have become associate members in each other’s organisations. “The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the global standards organization driving the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, and Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies, today jointly announced they have...

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Ep. 29 – Re-inventing the Insurance Value Chain with Blockchain

In this week’s episode we will look into how blockchain can reinvent the insurance value chain. Our guest is Risto Rossar, founder of Black Insurance. Risto has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry, having worked in insurance before launchingfive insurtech startups. Now he is focusing on Black, a blockchain-enabled, decentralised insurance marketplace.  ...

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Bonus episode – Hurricanes vs Blockchain

With the US battling Hurricane Florence and typhoons battering China and the Philippines, the insurance industry is preparing for potential record claims. Handling those claims and, more importantly, helping those affected rebuild their lives is a challenge facing people across the insurance industry. For today’s “Bonus Episode” we will be exploring how blockchain can provide...

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Blockchain may be hyped but it has a place in the insurance industry

On the 21st of September, Walid Al Saqqaf, founder of Insureblocks, was invited to participate at Market Minds, Insurance 3.0 conference, to participate in a court room drama where blockchain is taken to court for being overhyped. Walid played the role of the judge, Ben Davis (prosecution), Madeline Bailey (defence),  Lars Henneberg (fact witness) and...

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Ep. 28 – Challenges and opportunities in brokering crypto assets

For this week’s episode will be shifting our focus from blockchain itself to one of blockchain’s most popular applications, cryptocurrencies. Specifically, we will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of brokering crypto assets. To help us we have a panel of experts including Rachel Turk, Head of Directors and Officers insurance at Beazley, Rhys James,...

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News – Yellow Pages for blockchain now a reality

The News! On the 13th September 2018, Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow and Vice President Blockchain Technologies at IBM, announced the launch of Unbounded Registry by HACERA with IBM joining as a founding member. Unbounded Registry is a blockchain platform built by HACERA to serve as the “Yellow pages” of blockchain. As Jerry mentions in his post, Unbounded Registry provides...

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Ep.27 – Lloyd’s and Blockchain with Inga Beale – CEO of Lloyd’s

      This week we bring you a very special episode, straight from the heart of London’s insurance industry. Our guest has provided leadership, inspiration, innovation and the embracing of all communities irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. We are proud to have with us Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s of London. We...

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