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Ep.49 – The Psychology of Blockchain

The word blockchain can create a whole range of emotions ranging from excitement to fear. In this podcast we had the pleasure to have Mark Simpson, Head of Consultancy at Armour Risk, take us through the Psychology of Blockchain.   What is blockchain? Mark prefer to lift it to describe what Distributed Ledger Technology is...

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News Flash – ChainThat launches blockchain powered insurance and reinsurance risk & capital exchange in Bermuda

Welcome to another episode in ours News Flash series, where we share the latest developments in the blockchain space, straight off the press. Today we are joined again by David Edwards, CEO of ChainThat, who previously featured in Ep.8 – Building a Blockchain PoC/Pilot, and we welcome Rebecca Oliver, business development director at ChainThat,  to Insureblocks for the...

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Ep.48 – Are public blockchains suitable for the enterprise world? – Insights from R3

For most firms getting a good understanding of what is blockchain and its possible use is a challenging exercise. Once that has been established a further decision has to be made regarding whether or not to build their blockchain solution on a public or private blockchain system. Within the first two weeks of January 2019,...

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Ep.47 – Building effective governance in a blockchain ecosystem – insights from Corda Network

Often not considered as “sexy” in the blockchain world, but building effective governance is probably one of the most important tasks in building a resilient blockchain ecosystem. For this podcast we were very privileged to have James Carlyle, Head of Network and Operations at R3.   What is blockchain? Blockchain is a distributed ledger system...

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Ep.46 – A retrospective look on blockchain for 2018

For this episode we were fortuitous to reconnect with Dante Disparte Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative to look back on how blockchain has evolved in the insurance industry in 2018 and what we can expect for 2019.   What is blockchain? For the insurance industry, Dante describes blockchain as a bordereau or a ledger that exists...

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Ep.45 – Automating the Claims Process with Blockchain – insights from Benekiva

In this week’s episode we explore how can we automate the claims process with blockchain. Our guest for this topic is Bobbie Shrivastav, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Benekiva. Bobbie has 15 years experience in the technology field. In 2015, in addition to becoming a parent Bobbie started working on Benekiva after realising all...

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Ep.44 – Blockchain & GDPR

Last week we had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Markus Kaulartz, lawyer at CMS Germany, discuss with us the very hot topic of Blockchain & GDPR. We will try to answer the question of how does GDPR, drafted in a world in which centralised and identifiable actors control personal data, sit within a decentralised world...

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Ep.43 – ‘Mutualisation’ of insurance through blockchain – insights from Nexus Mutual

Last week we had the pleasure to talk to Hugh Karp, founder of Nexus Mutual, about their insights on how blockchain and smart contracts can be used for building effective insurance mutual. This is Hugh’s second appearance on Insureblocks as he was a guest blogger last September where he penned a post on “Public Blockchains...

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Ep. 42 – Legal aspects of blockchain

For this week’s episode, we are joined by Olivier Rikken,  Director of blockchain and smart contracts at Axveco– a consultancy firm based out of the Netherlands focusing on sustainable innovation. Olivier last spoke to us in April regarding smart contracts – this episode focuses on the legal aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. Since April...

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