distributed ledger technology (DLT) News

Global Insurtech Investment Down 50% in Q2: Gallagher Re

Global investment in insurance technology firms totalled $2.41 billion in the second quarter, down 50% from a year earlier, as investors grew nervous about frothy valuations, broker Gallagher Re said in a report on Thursday. Insurtech firms make up around …

Industry’s Blockchain Project, B3i, Ceases to Trade After Filing for Insolvency

The industry’s blockchain project, B3i, has ceased activities and filed for insolvency following unsuccessful funding rounds. “The directors, following consultation with the shareholders, have collectively concluded that there was not sufficient support to continue with the venture at this stage,” …

Lloyd’s Broker Superscript Offers Insurance for Crypto, Digital Asset Businesses

Lloyd’s broker Superscript has launched a dedicated product for distributed ledger technology (DLT), digital asset, and blockchain businesses. The product, named Daylight, will help digital asset businesses secure insurance and manage risks more easily. Daylight uniquely combines cutting-edge machine-learning technology …

Swedish Tech Start-up Haidrun Launches Blockchain Platform Targeted at Re/Insurers

Swedish tech start-up Haidrun has launched an enterprise blockchain platform targeted at insurers and reinsurers. Haidrun’s private blockchain platform eliminates suspicious and duplicate transactions by securely and chronologically logging each event, document or transaction. Once verified, actions are cryptographically sealed …

B3i’s Blockchain Platform Places 30 Reinsurance Contracts, Including Cat XoL Treaties

B3i Services AG, a two-year-old company owned by members of the insurance industry, announced that 30 contracts of reinsurance have been concluded on its platform, including some of the most complex catastrophe excess of loss (XoL) reinsurance treaties. Nine insurers, …

B3i’s Blockchain Re/Insurance Network Begins to Offer Real-Life Industry Solutions

The author Douglas Adams once said, “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” Many of us can relate, especially with new technology such as distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchain, …

Blockchain Initiative, B3i, Deploys Cat Excess of Loss Product for January Renewals

B3i announced it has released the latest version of its property catastrophe excess of loss (XoL) reinsurance application in time for the January 2020 renewals. The product enables customers and their counterparties to negotiate terms, agree on rates and complete …

Facebook Loses Backers for Its Libra Digital Currency But Could Still Proceed

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant …

Rethinking the Limits of Parametric Insurance

It’s time to rethink the limits of parametric insurance. The concept behind parametric insurance is not new. Insurance payouts automatically triggered by an event exceeding an index level have existed for decades. It’s traditionally been applied to events like natural …

China Pacific Insurance Joins Industry Blockchain Initiative, B3i

China Pacific Insurance Group (CPIC) has become the latest investor in B3i, the insurance and reinsurance industry’s blockchain initiative. CPIC’s membership further strengthens B3i’s representation across the global insurance market, said B3i, which now is supported by 18 major insurance …