Blockchain startup Stratumn has announced the completion of a blockchain proof-of-concept trial involving 14 insurance companies.
The trial was piloted by the French Federation of Insurers and received support from "Big Four" accounting firm Deloitte, according to a press release issued Thursday.
As described, the initiative set out to examine blockchain's potential in streamlining insurance industry notification dispatches in accordance with Frances new "Hamon Law" – legislation that enables consumers to switch insurers at any time after the first year, sometimes within 30 days.
The system is also designed to handle consumer data as specified by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to come into effect next year.
Richard Caetano, co-founder and CEO of Stratumn, said the proof-of-concept trial marks a "sector-wide blockchain initiative," adding:
The Stratumn effort comes as companies across the insurance industry are starting to experiment with blockchain in the search for new efficiencies.
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