Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Machine Learning to Drive Insurtech Platform Revenues to $235bn by...

A new study, ‘Fintech Futures: Market Disruption, Leading Innovators & Emerging Opportunities 2016-2021’, has forecast that fintech platform revenues derived from supporting the insurance industry will reach almost $235 billion globally by 2021, up...

Prof. Michael Mainelli of London’s Z/Yen Discusses MetroGnomo Blockchain JV with Alderney

Chain-Finance had the opportunity to ask Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen, some questions about the London group's blockchain technology joint venture with the Channel Island of Alderney. Called MetroGnomo, the experimental timestamping service utilizes Z/Yen's ChainZy mutual...

John Hancock Taps ConsenSys for Insurance & Wealth Management Blockchain PoC

John Hancock‘s ‘Lab of Forward Thinking’ (LOFT) has announced a collaboration with ConsenSys and BlockApps in the LOFT’s first Ethereum blockchain proof of concept. The LOFT will apply blockchain technologies to enhance the on-boarding of...

Upcoming Insurance Smart Contracts Demonstration from Symbiont

Symbiont, the smart contracts platform for institutional uses of blockchain technology, has announced it will be hosting a live WebEx demonstration of its platform for insurance industry participants on September 20, 2016 at 2...

Start-Ups in Insurance to Bring Benefits of New Technology

Market research report distributor Reportstack has released a new report detailing the scene of start-ups in insurance technology. Compared with FinTech, ‘InsureTech’ has not progressed as far or benefitted as much from the disruption...

Blockchain Technology Benefits Highlighted in PwC Report

Advisory firm PwC has announced the release of its new report, titled ‘Chain Reaction: How Blockchain Technology might transform wholesale insurance‏‘. Within this report the rise of new technologies in the FS sector, along...

Skuchain Intersects with IoT and Blockchain-Enabled Trade Finance

Skuchain, a blockchain-based supply chain app developer, recently partnered with the blockchain-for-IoT research lab, Chain of Things. I talked to Sanjay Saigal, Head of Customer Success at Skuchain, about new developments at the startup, its technology's...

CHAIN-FINANCE to Assess Potential Blockchain Disruption of Global Insurance Industry

CHAIN-FINANCE, a provider of news, research & events on blockchain technologies for global financial services, today announced that its next "Blockchain in Finance" seminar will assess how blockchain technology might impact the global insurance...

Emercoin Provides Blockchain Platform to Russian Watch Factory to Fight Counterfeiting

Emercoin, through its Blockchain Engine platform, and Petrodvorets Watch Factory have introduced blockchain technology into the manufacturing process of Raketa watches, making the Russian factory one of the first to record the production of physical...

RiskBazaar Building P2P Market for Risk Contracts on Blockchain

RiskBazaar is building a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer wagers with pre-defined payouts, contingent on the occurrence of future events. The project is also developing prototype risk contracts that include wagers, conditional payments and insurance contracts. Chain-Finance...