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The Crypto Insurance Market May Total $6 Billion. That’s Nowhere Near Enough

The Crypto Insurance Market May Total $6 Billion. That’s Nowhere Near Enough As Wall Street raises the stakes around cryptocurrency, large institutional players are circling this new asset class and bringing with them their own set of requirements. For example, there’s a need for qualified custodians to hold the assets …

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Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’ “Can we stop talking about my bad brother?” That’s how Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group, describes the conversations she often has these days with executives and board members of client companies. Pawczuk’s team is squarely …

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Australia’s CSIRO, CommBank Complete ‘Smart Money’ Blockchain Trial

Australia’s CSIRO, CommBank Complete ‘Smart Money’ Blockchain Trial Australia’s federal science agency and one of the biggest commercial banks in the country say they have completed a successful trial of a prototype blockchain app that aims to make money “smart.” The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) Data61 division …

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The Jay-Z-backed life insurance startup, Ethos, has raised $35 million – TechCrunch

The Jay-Z-backed life insurance startup, Ethos, has raised $35 million – TechCrunch Ethos, the startup marketing a new life insurance product for people who probably haven’t really thought about life insurance, may have 99 startup problems but new capital ain’t one. The company just announced that it raised $35 million in …

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Ethereum’s Biggest Enterprise Group Is Releasing New Software Specs

Ethereum’s Biggest Enterprise Group Is Releasing New Software Specs The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released its latest round of specifications – the next steps to harmonizing the way large companies use private versions of the second-largest blockchain. Announced Monday at Devcon4, the annual ethereum developer conference, EEA (the largest …

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Global Charity Oxfam Will Use Ethereum to Deliver Microinsurance

Global Charity Oxfam Will Use Ethereum to Deliver Microinsurance Oxfam, the non-profit group focused on alleviating global poverty, has teamed up with blockchain startup Etherisc to help bring affordable insurance to paddy rice farmers in Sri Lanka. The tie-up between Etherisc, which applies the ethereum public blockchain to the world of …

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Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains

Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains Enterprise blockchain customers might not need to worry any longer about having picked the wrong platform to build on, thanks to a new interoperability solution being unveiled by Accenture. Revealed at the annual Sibos conference on Monday, the consulting giant …

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YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service – TechCrunch

YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service – TechCrunch One of the latest additions to the on-demand economy is Papa, a mobile app that connects college students with adults over 60 in need of support and companionship. The recent graduate of Y Combinator’s accelerator program has raised a $2.4 …

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Cover collects $16M to insure your gadgets, pets… anything – TechCrunch

Cover collects $16M to insure your gadgets, pets… anything – TechCrunch People procrastinate about buying insurance because it’s such a boring and complicated chore to compare policies. But Cover combines plans from 45 insurance companies into a single marketplace so it’s easy to find the best one for your car, …

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