Insurance

Two of Blockchain’s Biggest Consortiums Just Joined Forces

| Ian Allison

The Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have agreed to collaborate on bringing common standards to the blockchain space.

IBM Expands Blockchain Partnership With Insurance Broker Marsh

| Nikhilesh De

Professional services firm Marsh is launching a commercial insurance verification program on a blockchain in partnership with IBM.

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here

| Ian Allison

Bitcoin apostate Mike Hearn and his R3 colleague Richard Gendal Brown view the enterprise blockchain game as, if not quite zero-sum, something close.

R3’s CordaCon Event Sees Big News, Packed Talks and Blockchain Converts

| Ian Allison

R3's annual Corda event appeared to be in rude health this year, with packed presentations and some notable news announcements.

British Maritime Society Builds Blockchain Tool for Ship Registration

| Nikhilesh De

Lloyd's Register is demoing a blockchain tool for recording information about ships for underwriters and merchants at this year's SMM fair.

Microsoft Is Connecting Its Major Products to Blockchain – Here’s Why

| Ian Allison

The software giant's Azure cloud division is building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used infrastructure and platforms.

Lloyd’s of London Makes Quiet Entrance Into Crypto Insurance Market

| Ian Allison

Just a month after issuing a warning about crypto assets, insurer Lloyd's of London is beginning to enter the business, a new partnership shows.

MetLife Asia Affiliate Trials Blockchain Insurance Product

| Muyao Shen

MetLife Asia affiliate LumenLab has successfully trialed a blockchain-powered insurance product to offer financial protection to pregnant women.

JD.com Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App

| Wolfie Zhao

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has launched a blockchain platform along with its first application – one for tracking invoices.

Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting

| Nikhilesh De

The American Association of Insurance Services is turning to IBM Blockchain to support a new automated insurance reporting tool.