Insureblocks is a dedicated weekly podcast on blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledger technology (DLT)
Ep. 177 – Why decentralised finance matters and the policy implications? – OECD Report
Iota Nassr is a policy analyst at the OECD within the financial markets division. She currently manages the FinTech experts group of the OECD Committee on Financial Markets, leading the analysis around anything that has to do with digitalization of finance. The OECD Report “Why decentralised finance matters and the policy implications” is product of...
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Ep. 176 – Etherisc’s flight delay blockchain insurance in production
In 2016, Etherisc was one of the first companies to launch a real world use case for a flight delay insurance policy on a public blockchain. Regulatory and lack of stable coin hindered that early solution. In 2017, they relaunched along with an insurance partner but still had challenges. In today’s podcast, Christoph Mussenbrock –...
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Ep. 175 – Coadjute – blockchain platform launch & mortgage stablecoins
In this podcast we had the pleasure of having Dan Salmons, CEO of Coadjute and John Reynolds, COO and founder of Coadjute return to Insureblocks to share with us the launch of their real estate blockchain platform and their thoughts on a mortgage stablecoin. What is blockchain? Dan’s definition of blockchain: In our previous...
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Ep. 174 – R3 Product Vision: Market Trends & Needs and R3’s Long-Term Product Investment
Todd McDonald is the co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at R3. In this podcast we discuss R3’s Product Vision and their views on market trends, market needs and R3’s long term product investment. What is blockchain? Blockchain is a way for multiple participants to join a network and update the state of that network...
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Ep. 173 – Obscuro: a secret spell over DeFi
Over the last 12 months Decentralised Finance also known as DeFi has really exploded with reported total value locked reaching $250bn. R3 who operates in the permissioned blockchain space is spinning out Obscuro into the permissionless space of DeFi. In this podcast we’re joined by James Carlyle who explains the DeFi landscape, the challenges it...
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Ep. 172 – Confidential computing tackling human trafficking – insights from Hope for Justice
Tim Nelson is the CEO of Hope for Justice and is part of the founding board of the charity which exists to try and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery across the globe. They work alongside major multinational businesses through an organisation called the Slave Free Alliance that they set up a...
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Ep. 171 – Exploring CBDCs – insights from the Bank for International Settlements
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are increasingly being talked about in the press with announcements of initiatives from different central banks working on CBDCs coming out left right and centre. Few however are as forward thinking and embracing a collaborative approach as the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). For this podcast we are joined by...
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Ep. 170 – Leveraging Mastercard’s DNA onto blockchain – Mastercard Provenance Solution
Leandro Nunes, Vice President, Product Development and Innovation at Mastercard, joins us to share how he leveraged Mastercard’s DNA in scalability, payment automation and governance. We also discuss the important of a data governance model and his top tips for building scalable blockchain solutions. What is blockchain? Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology (DLT)...
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Ep. 169 – The future of governance and collaboration – insights from R3
Alisa DiCaprio, is the Head of Trade and Supply Chain at R3 and also facilitates a lot of R3’s research. Whilst the concept of governance is familiar to many in the business community it has proven to be quite a challenge to blockchain business networks. In this podcast we discuss with Alisa, her latest research...
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- Pat Kelahan on Ep. 160 – NFTs an opportunity for the financial industry?
- Deshabandhu Bar on Ep. 152 – Blockchain insurance innovation – insights from Tata Consultancy Services
- Akeo - Blockchain Consultancy on Ep.20 – The Journey from Bitcoin to Enterprise Blockchain
- MANANA MICHEAL GODFREY on Ep. 140 – How Shell is using blockchain in the Energy Industry?
- Peter Scott on Ep. 128 – Blockchain Supporting Nature’s Solution to Climate Change – Insights from the IMF
Ep. 178 – SDX – SIX’s regulated digital asset exchange platform
Michele Curtoni heads the strategy and new business development at SDX, SIX’s regulated digital asset exchange platform, which is part of the SIX Financial Group, the financial market infrastructure of Switzerland. In this podcast we discuss a wide range of topics from wholesale CBDC projects, cryptocurrencies and a lot more from the optic of a...
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