Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) News

Allianz Develops Blockchain Prototype for Captive Insurance Program

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has successfully trialed blockchain technology for a global captive insurance program, which facilitates cash transfers between countries. AGCS’s Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) business has teamed up with EY (Ernst & Young) as blockchain …

Blockchain Industry Initiative, B3i, Expands with 23 New Broker, Re/Insurer Entrants

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i announced it has expanded with 23 new brokers and re/insurers entrants, which will help with B3i’s upcoming market testing program. B3i’s new entrants are: AIA, AIG, Aon, Chubb, Covéa, Everest Re, Gen Re, Guy …

After Months of Development, B3i’s Blockchain Prototype Is Ready for Testing

The industry’s Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) has developed a reinsurance blockchain prototype for a property excess of loss contract—and could be on the cusp of an industry revolution. Unveiled this week at the reinsurance Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte …

Hyperledger Project Releases Blockchain Code for Large Firms Building Software

The Hyperledger Project, a group led by the Linux Foundation, has released its first blockchain code that can be used by large businesses to build software. The group, whose more than 120 members include International Business Machines Corp, Cisco Systems …

Brave New World: 1st Reinsurance Product Heads to the Blockchain

Second of Two Articles There has been a lot of press – and perhaps hype – about blockchain and its potential to revolutionize the industry’s processes and ultimately improve the customer experience. However, the efforts of the industry’s B3i initiative …

What Is Blockchain and How Does It Work?

First of Two Articles While everyone talks about blockchain, also known as mutual distributed ledger technology, just a few people actually know what this technology can do and how it could someday revolutionize the re/insurance industry, just by streamlining back-office …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i Grows to 15 Members

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i, which was launched in October 2016 to explore the potential use of distributed ledger technology, has grown to 15 members from its original five. Members of the B3i initiative are collaborating to explore the …