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Ep. 101 – Spunta – Blockchain for Italian interbank reconciliation

Silvia Attanasio, is the Head of Innovation at ABI (Italian Banking Association). Previously to that role she worked for 17 years at ABI Labs, the centre of research and innovation at ABI. Her present mission is to support the innovation amongst the banks within the Italian Banking Association. In this podcast she shares with us...

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Ep. 100 – Learnings from Libra and the Libra Association

Dante Disparte, is the Vice Chair and Head of Policy and Communications at the Libra Association. Dante returns to Insureblocks to share his experience of being at Libra and what the insurance industry can learn from that experience. It is worth nothing that Dante is the Chairman of the Risk Cooperative, a member of the...

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Ep. 99 – Introduction to the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

Chris Ballinger is the CEO and founder of MOBI – the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. MOBI is a non-profit smart mobility consortium working with forward thinking companies, governments, and NGOs to make mobility services more efficient, affordable, greener, safer, and less congested by promoting standards and accelerating the adoption of blockchain, distributed ledger, and related...

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Ep. 98 – Google joins Hedera Hashgraph’s Governing Council

Mance Harmon, CEO of Hedera Hashgraph has returned to Insureblocks to discuss the exciting news of Google joining the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council. We also discussed the addition of Hedera’s new service entitled, Hedera Consensus Service, which brings interesting opportunities for enterprise blockchain platforms such as Hyperledger and Corda to embrace the opportunity to create verifiable...

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Ep. 97 – Tracking Coronavirus with blockchain by Acoer

In this exciting podcast we get to hear about how blockchain is used to track the coronavirus. We had the pleasure of having Jim Nasr, CEO of Acoer, developers of the blockchain coronavirus tracker, talk to us about the challenges the healthcare industry faces and opportunities for innovating it.   What is blockchain? Jim looks at...

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Ep. 96 – Vinturas – finished vehicle supply chain on the blockchain

This week we’re joined by the CEO of Vinturas, Jon Kuiper. Jon was the former head of Koopman Logistics Group and has years of experience as a senior executive and a CEO in the Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) industry. He joins us to talk about how Vinturas is using blockchain technology to revolutionise the FVL...

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Ep. 95 – How to monetize and tokenize data – Insights from Ocean Protocol

In this exciting podcast, we are joined by Bruce Pon, co-founder of Ocean Protocol, to discuss how to monetize and tokenize data. Almost 6 years ago Bruce and Trent McConaghy, previously on Insureblocks regarding “The Data Economy”, got into the blockchain space by seeing how the concept of Bitcoin could be applied into non-financial use...

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Ep. 94 – Dublin Digital Identity Project

The City of Dublin, Ohio, USA, is a city of 50,000 residents. Under the leadership of its Chief Information Officer, Doug McCollough it has been one of the first to launch a publicly owned fibre optic networks and also a digital identity project built on the blockchain. Join us in this exciting podcast to hear how...

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Ep.93 – Paths to the Risk Singularity – Insights from RiskStream Collaborative

For this week’s episode, we’re once again connecting with Christopher G. McDaniel the President of The Institute RiskStream Collaborative. In this episode, Christopher gives us an insight into the concept called risk singularity. We discuss the 3 phases that he envisions will preclude the risk singularity and what it means for insurers.     What...

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