Insurance

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

| Anna Baydakova

Hype around ICOs and altcoins “hasn’t helped us,” says Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain…

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

| Yogita Khatri

Australia's federal science agency CSIRO and CommBank have trialed a blockchain payments prototype they say could save "hundreds of millions" a year.

Japanese Firms Claim Success in Marine Insurance Blockchain Trial

| Yogita Khatri

NTT DATA and a major Japanese insurer have completed a blockchain trial that speeds up marine cargo insurance claims.

Ethereum’s Biggest Enterprise Group Is Releasing New Software Specs

| Ian Allison

The largest blockchain consortium has released its latest round of specifications – the next steps to harmonizing the way big companies use…

Oxfam in Sri Lanka Will Use Ethereum to Deliver Microinsurance

| Ian Allison

Oxfam in Sri Lanka, part of the international aid group, has teamed up with blockchain startup Etherisc to bring affordable insurance to paddy rice…

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

| Ian Allison

Accenture says its new "interoperability node" can connect the four big enterprise platforms: Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum and Digital Asset.

Australia Wants Citizens With Disability to Settle Insurance on a Blockchain

| Wolfie Zhao

Australians with disabilities may soon have an easier way to settle insurance payments, thanks to a blockchain initiative from CommBank and CSIRO.

Two of Blockchain’s Biggest Consortiums Just Joined Forces

| Ian Allison

The Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have agreed to collaborate on bringing common standards to the blockchain space.

IBM Expands Blockchain Partnership With Insurance Broker Marsh

| Nikhilesh De

Professional services firm Marsh is launching a commercial insurance verification program on a blockchain in partnership with IBM.

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

| Ian Allison

Bitcoin apostate Mike Hearn and his R3 colleague Richard Gendal Brown view the enterprise blockchain game as, if not quite zero-sum, something close.