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Ep. 82 – The GovChain Project

The GovChain Project is a wonderful project that aims to paint an accurate picture of the state of implementation and regulatory treatment of blockchain by the public sector around the world. Using a traffic light rating system, the report provides a rough guide to the varying levels of blockchain adoption across the targeted jurisdictions, identifying...

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Ep.81 – Blockchain business design

In this fascinating episode we are joined by Andy Martin,  Blockchain Business Design at IBM. For the last three years Andy has been working on how to create business case for blockchain networks. In this podcast he shares with us his deep wealth of experience in how to design effective blockchain business design. This is...

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Ep. 80 – B3i’s new CEO & product launch

John Carolin is B3i‘s new CEO. In this new podcast we had a very honest and open discussion about John’s journey to B3i and his assessment of what the company got right, its business model and how they can better engage with brokers. We also discussed the very exciting announcement of the Cat XoL product deployed...

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Ep. 79 – Healthcare Blockchain from a Novartis perspectives & lessons learnt

In this exciting episode we had the great pleasure of interviewing Dan Fritz and Marco Cuomo to hear about the exciting blockchain work they are doing at the pharmaceutical giant, Novartis. In this podcast you will hear about the wealth of experience they have developed by building POCs using Hyperledger, Ethereum and Corda. Dan Fritz...

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Insurance 2030

The world we live in is rapidly changing. Customer exceptions and behaviours are changing. New risks from cyber to climate change are increasingly becoming the norm. Disruption from digital companies are happening left right and centre. Whether it’s Facebook’s Libra Association or Google’s WAYMO the examples keep popping out. What will insurance look like by the...

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Ep. 78 – Legal & General’s blockchain pension reinsurance platform

On the 12th of June 2019, Legal & General launched its Pension Risk Transfer blockchain reinsurance platform called “Estua-re”. Thomas Olunloyo, CEO at the Legal & General Reinsurance Company, based out of Bermuda, joined us in this podcast to share “Estua-re’s background and why blockchain was the best solution to answer his pension reinsurance challenge....

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Ep. 77 – Token Economy – insights from Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir is Director of Cryptoeconomics Research Lab @ Vienna University of Economics and Founder of BlockchainHub which she started nearly 5 years ago. She recently published a book called the “Token Economy”. In this podcast Shermin is going to take us through what are tokens and the token economy. When researching blockchain, Shermin quickly...

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Ep. 76 – Insurance & DLT – a risk manager’s perspective

In June 2019, the CRO (Chief Risk Officers) Forum, published the “Insurance and distributed ledger technology – a risk manager’s perspective” white paper as a practical tool for risk managers to accelerate the accomplishment of the productive phase of DLT. For this podcast we are joined by Dr. Sebastian Rath, Principal Risk Officer at NN...

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Ep. 75 – Commercializing Blockchain

Antony Welfare is the Managing Director of Luxoft, which is part of DXC Technology and has accumulated a wealth of experience on blockchain across industries. He recently published the book Commercializing Blockchain whose content we will be discussing in this podcast. Antony is interested in real blockchain applications and is all about commercializing blockchain – using...

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