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Insurers Have Not Yet Embraced Cryptocurrency Craze Despite Demand

If Elon Musk’s Tesla wanted to insure all of its recent $1.5 billion bitcoin investment against the myriad of pitfalls it could encounter, like hacks, theft and fraud, it would be out of luck. Insurers have yet to catch up …

Software Developers Launching Type of Insurance Cover for Cryptocurrencies

Adventurers in what is perhaps the most lucrative and risky corner of the cryptocurrency world are starting to see a bit of a safety net. In the past year, scores of investors big and small have poured billions into decentralized-finance …

Cryptocurrency Crime Drops in 2020 but ‘Decentralized Finance’ Losses Rise: Study

Losses from cryptocurrency theft, hacks and fraud fell 57% last year to $1.9 billion, as market participants boosted security systems, but crime in the “decentralized finance” space continued to grow, a report from crypto intelligence company CipherTrace showed. Criminals got …

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitstamp Adds Lloyd’s-Backed Crime Insurance Policy

Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange, has expanded the insurance offered to its customers with an additional crime insurance policy. The crime insurance policy is offered by specialist insurance brokers, Paragon International Insurance Brokers in coordination with Woodruff Sawyer, and underwritten by …

Many Financial Firms and Governments See Cryptocurrencies as Risky: Survey

Financial firms and governments overwhelmingly see cryptocurrencies as risky, a major survey found on Tuesday, with the potential for bitcoin and other digital tokens for use in money laundering and sanctions busting among the chief worries. Around 60% of respondents …

Where ‘DeFi’ Crypto Users See Sure Bets During COVID, Critics See Unregulated Risks

It sounds like a surefire bet. You lend money to a borrower who puts up collateral that exceeds the size of the loan, and then you earn interest of about 20%. What could possibly go wrong? That’s the proposition presented …

Cryptoasset Insurer Evertas Receives License to Operate in Bermuda

Cryptoasset insurer Evertas has received a license from the Bermuda Monetary Authority to start operating from the jurisdiction. Evertas’ operations in Bermuda will now aim to start issuing policies for theft or loss of cryptoassets, with a view to securing …

New Insurer Relm Offers Cover for Cryptocurrency, Cannabis Businesses

Relm, a Bermuda-based insurer that specializes in emerging business categories, has opened its doors for business. The new business, which is led by CEO Joe Ziolkowski and Operations Vice President Keyla Roman, is owned by Deltec International Group, a Bahamas-headquartered …

Lloyd’s Launches Cryptocurrency Wallet Insurance Policy

Lloyd’s has launched an insurance policy to protect cryptocurrency held in online wallets against theft or other malicious hacks. The first of its kind liability policy, with flexible limits from as little as £1,000 (US$1,281), was created by Lloyd’s syndicate …

Gemini, Seeing Insurance As Key to Future of Virtual Currency, Starts Own Captive

U.S. virtual currency firm Gemini Trust Company announced on Thursday that it has launched its own insurance unit to boost coverage against theft of crypto assets. Gemini’s new in-house insurer, Bermuda-based Nakamoto Ltd, provides a total of $200 million in …