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Marsh Develops Blockchain Solution for Clients in Sharing Economy

Marsh announced that it is developing the first blockchain-based verification solution for clients in the fast-growing sharing and gig economies. Working in collaboration with Evident, a data security platform that allows businesses to run comprehensive, accurate verifications without handling sensitive …

Greenlight Re Invests in Hong Kong-Based Blockchain Business

A division of Greenlight Capital Re has invested in a blockchain-related business based in Hong-Kong. The Cayman Islands-headquartered property/casualty specialist reinsurer said it pursued a strategic investment in Galileo Platforms through its Greenlight Re Innovations arm. Greenlight Re did not …

Walmart Ready to Mandate Blockchain for Certain Food Suppliers

After several years of tests, Walmart Inc. is ready to mandate use of blockchain technology by a swath of its U.S. suppliers, marking one of its biggest commercial uses. Starting in September 2019, Walmart and its Sam’s Club division will …

Global Insurers Realize Innovation Is Critical for Future Success: A.M. Best Survey

A significant majority of global insurers understand that innovation is increasingly becoming a competitive differentiator in the global marketplace, according to the results of an A.M. Best survey of its rated entities. More than 80 percent of survey respondents said …

Industry Blockchain Initiative B3i Gets Ready to Go Live for January Renewals

The industry’s Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) announced a year ago it had developed a reinsurance blockchain prototype for a property excess-of-loss (XOL) contract and asked the industry to help test it. The initial results are in. Months of testing …

Crypto Prediction Market on Blockchain Raises Regulatory Concerns

The next confrontation between government regulators and a blockchain startup appears set to ensnare a prediction market platform that goes by the name Augur. After going live on July 10, Augur allows anyone to create contracts to predict future events …

Interest in Crypto Insurance Grows, Despite High Premiums, Broad Exclusions

In the staid and buttoned-up world of insurance underwriting, few want to talk about it. You won’t find many ads promoting it or details on company websites offering it. But according to industry insiders, there’s a hot new business that …

Strategic Blockchain: Xceedance and ChainThat Gain Critical Mass

Xceedance decided to jump on the blockchain bandwagon late last year – but rather than building its own platform, it invested in ChainThat, a specialist provider of blockchain solutions for the insurance and reinsurance industry. ChainThat made a similar move …

CFA Institute Adds Cryptocurrency, Blockchain to Curriculum

It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II …

What’s Next for Major Blockchain Firm R3? IPO or Sale?

R3, a blockchain-software company that works with more than 200 heavyweights such as Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., US Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co., is considering going public, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is speaking with …