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...

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...

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...

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...

Allianz, Nephila Announce Successful Pilot of Blockchain Tech for Cat Swap

Allianz Risk Transfer AG (ART), a subsidiary of Allianz Group, has announced the successful pilot of a blockchain smart contract technology for transacting natural catastrophe swaps, also known as "cat" swaps. The pilot was conducted...

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...

Chain-Finance Discovers Blockchain Insurance Possibilities

Last night saw the second event in a series of evening seminars being held by Chain-Finance, a research and information platform that covers the use of blockchain technology in various financial sectors, as well some examples...

Shrewd Markets & Smart Settlement On Blockchains

Chain-Finance attended Professor Michael Mainelli’s seminar on Smart Settlement and Blockchain. Professor Mainelli talked about the copious research his group have been conducting on Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDL). The Professor will be publishing a...

SWIFT Research Paper Concludes Permissioned Ledger Only Blockchain for Securities Settlement

Two prominent blockchain tech researchers, Michael Mainelli and Alistair Milne, have produced a working paper for the SWIFT Institute on the potential impact of blockchain technology on the securities industry. Mainelli is the leader of...