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Ep. 96 – Vinturas – finished vehicle supply chain on the blockchain

This week we’re joined by the CEO of Vinturas, Jon Kuiper. Jon was the former head of Koopman Logistics Group and has years of experience as a senior executive and a CEO in the Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) industry. He joins us to talk about how Vinturas is using blockchain technology to revolutionise the FVL...

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Ep. 95 – How to monetize and tokenize data – Insights from Ocean Protocol

In this exciting podcast, we are joined by Bruce Pon, co-founder of Ocean Protocol, to discuss how to monetize and tokenize data. Almost 6 years ago Bruce and Trent McConaghy, previously on Insureblocks regarding “The Data Economy”, got into the blockchain space by seeing how the concept of Bitcoin could be applied into non-financial use...

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Ep. 94 – Dublin Digital Identity Project

The City of Dublin, Ohio, USA, is a city of 50,000 residents. Under the leadership of its Chief Information Officer, Doug McCollough it has been one of the first to launch a publicly owned fibre optic networks and also a digital identity project built on the blockchain. Join us in this exciting podcast to hear how...

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Ep.93 – Paths to the Risk Singularity – Insights from RiskStream Collaborative

For this week’s episode, we’re once again connecting with Christopher G. McDaniel the President of The Institute RiskStream Collaborative. In this episode, Christopher gives us an insight into the concept called risk singularity. We discuss the 3 phases that he envisions will preclude the risk singularity and what it means for insurers.     What...

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Ep. 92 – Blockchain for procure-to-pay – insights from Siam Commercial Bank

Procure-to-Pay, in today’s supply chains, is a complicated and lengthy process for corporations and their suppliers across the world. Listen to Orapong Thien-Ngern, CEO of Digital Ventures a subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in Thailand, as he talks to us about how blockchain technology has reduced procure-to-pay process time by 50% and costs by...

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Ep. 91 – User experience on the blockchain – insights from RBS

Andrew Speers, Director of Product and Innovation at RBS, is passionate about user experience and developing customer centric propositions. In this podcast he discusses the important role blockchain can help as an enabler of other technologies to delivering great user experiences within the financial industry and beyond.   What is blockchain? Andrew recognises that there is...

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Top 10 Podcasts for 2019

  2019 was an amazing year for Insureblocks. We grew out of covering blockchain stories on insurance to ones in the pharmaceutical and supply chain logistics. We saw Insurwave turn 1 and John Carolin become B3i’s new CEO. We had our first public debate on Public vs Private blockchains for enterprises with R3 and Consensys. 2019...

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Ep. 90 – Securing oracles for smart contracts – insights from Chainlink

As smart contracts adoption on the blockchain continue to grow, ensuring end to end security is becoming more important. Oracles, trusted source of data, are increasingly seen as the weakest link in blockchain. In this podcast, Johann Eid, Product Manager and Developer Evangelist, at Chainlink  explains to us the role decentralised oracles can have in...

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Ep. 89 – Blockchain from an Aviva perspective & lessons learnt

Turlough O’Brien is Head of IT at Aviva Commercial and Aviva UK Blockchain advocate. In this podcast we discuss Aviva’s perspective and lessons learnt with blockchain technology. Aviva is the largest insurer in the UK. It’s a composite that spans right away from car insurance through to equity release products.   What is blockchain? Turlough...

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