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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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News Flash – The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance selects R3’s Corda Blockchain for Canopy 2.0

Welcome to the second episode of our News Flash series, where we share the latest developments in the blockchain space. For today’s episode we are excited to present returning speaker Christopher McDaniel, president of the RiskBlock Alliance. Chris will guide us through the release of Canopy 2.0, the new version of the RiskBlock Alliance’s blockchain...

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News Flash – B3i’s announcement at Monte Carlo 2018

Welcome to another episode of our News Flash series, where share the latest developments in the blockchain space, straight off the press. For today’s episode we are excited to present Ken Marke, CMO at B3i, the blockchain insurance industry initiative. Ken is joining us to reveal some exciting news about B3i’s new product and plans...

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Ep.26 – Insurance Regulatory Reporting using Blockchain – AAIS introduce openIDL

In today’s episode we focus on insurance regulatory reporting with the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). With us we have Joan Zerkovich, Senior Vice President of Operations at AAIS. Prior to the AAIS, Joan worked in information technology, with over twenty years as a CIO specialising in building large infrastructure systems. Joan will talk...

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Public Blockchains in Insurance: Do incumbents need to worry?

This is a guest post by Hugh Karp, an insurance professional and actuary with over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has held a variety of roles in both primary and reinsurance companies including as CFO for a global reinsurers’ Life operations in the UK. He is now the Founder of Nexus...

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Ep.25 – Unlocking the future of blockchain in emerging markets

Today with us we have Susan Holliday, Principal Insurance Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), all the way from Washington DC. Susan has over thirty years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in insurance and insuretechs. We will be discussing how to unlock the future of blockchain and the opportunities for insurers...

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