distributed ledger technology (DLT) News

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 …

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 …

Blockchain Is Tech Evolution That Will Create Re/Insurance Revolution: B3i’s Marke

Blockchain technology is moving out of the lab and into the insurance business. It’s moving past the hype phase and is edging closer to providing real-life efficiency improvements for the industry. It’s been a slow and evolutionary process—one that ultimately …

B3i Chooses R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform for Development of Business Network

B3i, The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, has announced it will build its applications and business network on the Corda blockchain platform, supplied by software firm R3. Following an extensive evaluation, which focused on the critical success factors of data privacy, …

Blockchain Revolution to Hit Shipping Industry – with Potentially Huge Cost Savings

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback …

Marsh Develops Commercial Blockchain Solution for Proof of Insurance

Marsh announced it is collaborating with IBM, ACORD and its client, ISN, to develop a commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance. By using blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, Marsh said the certificate of insurance process will be transformed “from …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, B3i, Forms Company Called ‘B3i Services’

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) announced the incorporation of B3i Services AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The company was formed by the founders of B3i, which previously operated as a collaborative initiative of 15 global insurers and reinsurers who came …

Gibraltar Introduces License for Fintech Firms Using Blockchain

Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke license for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The …

Two 23-Year-Old Students Win Blockchain Insurance Contest in Switzerland

A pair of 23-year old students, Hugo Moreau and Paul Nicolet, came out on top in the final round of an inaugural blockchain competition held in Switzerland. The two Swiss masters students at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) successfully …

Blockchain Is Littered with ‘Smart’ Contracts Gone Bad: Opinion

Smart contracts were supposed to revolutionize finance. So far, however, they have proven adept mainly at helping people lose their money. The digital contracts make use of blockchain technology to get around trusted intermediaries like banks. Let’s say you want …