Monday , September 24 2018
Home / insurance

insurance

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here This space ain’t big enough for all of us. That about sums up the way R3’s technical chiefs, CTO Richard Gendal Brown and lead platform engineer Mike Hearn, view the rivalry among enterprise blockchain solutions. While it may …

Read More »

‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners – TechCrunch

‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners – TechCrunch It’s never particularly easy to raise a round of venture capital — but I think most experienced founders will tell you its not quite as bad the second or third time around, when …

Read More »

R3’s CordaCon Event Sees Big News, Packed Talks and Blockchain Converts

R3’s CordaCon Event Sees Big News, Packed Talks and Blockchain Converts London’s CordaCon 2018, an annual gathering hosted by R3 to celebrate everything happening on the Corda platform and its developer community, appeared to be in rude health this year with standing room only in many of the presentations. The …

Read More »

Hong Kong-based OneDegree gets $25.5M Series A to make coverage more accessible, starting with pet insurance – TechCrunch

Hong Kong-based OneDegree gets $25.5M Series A to make coverage more accessible, starting with pet insurance – TechCrunch OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurance technology startup, announced today that it has closed a Series A totaling HKD $200 million (about $25.5 million). Half of that amount was pledged by investors to …

Read More »

British Maritime Society Builds Blockchain Tool for Ship Registration

British Maritime Society Builds Blockchain Tool for Ship Registration British maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register has developed a prototype blockchain platform aimed to enable more efficient shipping registration, the organization announced Tuesday. The not-for-profit, which is already looking at using blockchain to improve the safety and security of critical shipping infrastructure …

Read More »

Munich Re buys IoT middleware startup, relayr, in deal worth $300M – TechCrunch

Munich Re buys IoT middleware startup, relayr, in deal worth $300M – TechCrunch Berlin based Internet of Things (IoT) startup relayr, whose middleware platform is geared towards helping industrial companies unlock data insights from their existing machinery and production line kit, has been acquired by insurance group Munich Re in …

Read More »

Microsoft Is Slowly (But Surely) Connecting Blockchain to Main Products

Microsoft Is Slowly (But Surely) Connecting Blockchain to Main Products Three years ago, Microsoft Azure was the first to bring blockchain to the cloud. Now it’s connecting the technology to just about everything else. The software giant has quietly been building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used …

Read More »

Lloyd’s of London Makes Quiet Entrance Into Crypto Insurance Market

Lloyd’s of London Makes Quiet Entrance Into Crypto Insurance Market Lloyd’s of London, the centuries-old insurance marketplace, is quietly providing cover against the theft of cryptocurrencies. Announced Tuesday, Kingdom Trust, a qualified custodian of some 30 cryptocurrencies and tokens, is enhancing its safe-keeping services with insurance cover for theft and …

Read More »

MetLife Asia Affiliate Trials Blockchain Insurance Product

MetLife Asia Affiliate Trials Blockchain Insurance Product LumenLab, an affiliate to insurance giant MetLife’s Asia bureau, has successfully trialed a blockchain-powered insurance product to offer financial protection to pregnant women with a risk of gestational diabetes. According to a news release published Monday, the product, dubbed “Vitana,” will connect its customers’ …

Read More »

JD.com Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App

JD.com Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has launched a blockchain-as-a-service platform alongside its first app – one that digitally tracks corporate invoices for one of the largest publicly traded insurers in China. According to a release on Friday, JD.com said the application moves invoice …

Read More »