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Ep. 74 – Self Sovereign Identity – insights from Sovrin

Heather Dahl is the CEO of Sovrin, one of the leading self-sovereign identity solutions. In this podcast we discuss how identity has evolved from the offline world, to the limitations of it being online in the internet and finally to the opportunities it brings in a blockchain world.   What is blockchain? Heather Dahl looks...

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Ep. 73 – TradeLens – Supply Chain on the Blockchain

TradeLens is a digital platform that empowers businesses and authorities along the supply chain with a single, secure source of shipping data, enabling more efficient global trade. Join us and Daniel Wilson, director of business development at TradeLens / Maersk and Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy & Business Development at TradeLens / IBM to find...

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Ep. 72 – Hybrid Blockchain – Insights from Kadena

Are hybrid blockchains the silver bullet for enterprises wanting to operate in the blockchain world? Join us and Ben Jessel, Head of Growth at Kadena, as we discuss the merits of hybrid blockchains that take on the best of both permissioned and public blockchains.   What is blockchain? A blockchain is a mechanism to have...

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Ep. 71 – DLT Conceptual Framework

Defining and understanding what is blockchain is a difficult task in itself. Michel Rauchs published a white paper entitled “Distributed Ledger Technology Systems – A Conceptual Framework” whilst he was at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. to help clarify all the concepts in DLT systems and to provide a framework in understanding those systems....

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Ep. 70 – Risk Transfer 2.0 – insights from Ryskex

Dr. Marcus Schmalbach is the CEO and co-founder of Ryskex, a provider of a blockchain-based ecosystem for alternative risk transfers and innovative insurance solutions. In this podcast we discuss Risk Transfer 2.0 from a perspective of how to use blockchain and AI solutions for new and emerging risks.   What is blockchain? Candidly, Marcus, Googled...

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Ep. 69 – State Farm’s blockchain – Auto Claims Subrogation

Dustin Helland is blockchain product strategy and implementation manager at State Farm. In this exciting episode he talks to us about the auto claims subrogation implementation on blockchain by State Farm and USAA. What is interesting about this implementation is that it was done on a Quorum blockchain, which is a first on Insureblocks.  ...

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Ep. 68 – Successful scaling of blockchain consortia through governance

In this podcast we are joined by Kevin Leuthardt who wrote an interesting article on this subject earlier this year where he analyses the use of governance from a business network layer, protocol layer and data layer for scaling blockchain consortia. Kevin Leuthardt is the cofounder of KSquared which works with start-ups across industries and technologies....

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Ep. 67 – The Data Economy – Insights from Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy grew up on a farm in rural Canada. He did AI research for 20 years including running 2 startups and a PhD. For the last 5 years he has been focused on blockchain and in particular on Ocean Protocol which he has co-founded.. Ocean Protocol is a protocol whose mission is to unlock...

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Ep. 66 – Blockchain & AI in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare – insights from FarmaTrust

Najib Rehman, Data Strategy Lead, at FramaTrust and Raja Sharif, CEO and Founder of FarmaTrust join us in this exciting podcast on how they use AI and blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to help resolve some of its problems.   What is blockchain? Blockchain is essentially a database that is distributed for...

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