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Ep. 22 – Fizzy, AXA’s Blockchain Case Study

For today’s episode we are going to Paris with Laurent Benichou, director of R&D at AXA. Laurent will introduce a famous blockchain case study called Fizzy, AXA’s blockchain flight delay insurance policy.   Blockchain in two minutes A blockchain is a fully distributed database. This means it has no single point of failure and no...

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Ep.21 – ACORD: data standards for blockchain in insurance

Today’s episode takes us to New York with Bill Pieroni, President and CEO of ACORD, the global data standard setting body for blockchain in the insurance and related financial services industry. Bill shares his perspective about the importance of the uniform data standard provided by ACORD and the value of investing in blockchain and new...

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News flash episode – Blocksure OS Goes Live with Commercial & General and Covéa Insurance – 03.08.18

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 Ranvir Saggu, who previously featured in Ep.8 – Building a Blockchain PoC/Pilot, and we welcome Bradley Brandon-Cross to Insureblocks for the first time. Ranvir is CEO...

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Ep.20 – The Journey from Bitcoin to Enterprise Blockchain

This week we look at the exciting journey from Bitcoin to enterprise Blockchain with Burak Yetiskin, a director at Deloitte in Switzerland. Burak, a former cryptologist turned strategy consultant, has been working in consultancy for nine years now. His last three years have been spent working exclusively on DLT and blockchain technology within the financial...

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Ep.19 – Insurwave: the insurer’s perspective with MS Amlin and XL Catlin

Insurwave, the new marine insurance blockchain platform launched by EY, Guardtime, Microsoft, Willis Tower Watson, XL Catlin, MS Amlin and ACORD and piloted by Maersk has been a recurring theme here at Insureblocks. In a previous episode, Insurwave – a Maersk pilot for marine blockchain insurance, we examined the client’s perspective. In a more recent...

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Ep.18 – Insurwave: the complete story with EY

In one of our previous episode, Insurwave – a Maersk pilot for marine blockchain insurance, we introduced Insurwave, a new marine blockchain insurance platform launched by EY, Guardtime, Microsoft, Willis Tower Watson, XL Catlin, MS Amlin and ACORD and piloted by Maersk. This week we are joined by Shaun Crawford, Global Insurance Sector Leader at...

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News Flash – R3 – Announcing Corda Enterprise – 10.07.18

Welcome to the first episode of our new News Flash series, where we share the latest developments in the blockchain space, straight off the press. In today’s episode we have Ryan Rugg, Global Head of Insurance at R3 and a regular speaker at Insureblocks. R3, which featured in one of our previous episodes (R3 – The blockchain...

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Ep.17 – Creating a decentralised insurance model with blockchain & smart contracts – Etherisc

Creating a decentralised insurance model with blockchain & smart contracts – Etherisc This week we are taking a broader look on how blockchain can transform the insurance sector. Specifically, we will consider how blockchain and smart contracts can be used to create a decentralised insurance model. With us we have Stephan Karpischek, co-founder of Etherisc....

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Bonus episode – Diversity in blockchain

Bonus episode: diversity in blockchain As a man of mixed origins and as a father of two little daughters I am concerned by the lack of diversity that we find in blockchain and in the insurance space. To help me tackle this important issue I had the great pleasure to have Ryan Rugg (previously on...

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