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FEMA Urged to Adopt Parametric Insurance and Blockchain to Address Coverage Gap

Blockchain technology and parametric insurance should be included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s toolbox as it strives to close the nation’s flood insurance coverage gap, according to a draft report by an advisory committee that makes recommendations to the …

RiskStream Hoping Insurers Share FNOL Data on Blockchain

A research team funded by insurance carriers will soon launch a system that uses block chain technology to allow claims adjusters from multiple insurers to share access to a single first notice of loss. The RiskStream Collaborative said that it …

Insurers Offering Crypto Heist Policies on the Down-Low

In the staid and buttoned-up world of insurance underwriting, few want to talk about it. You won’t find many ads promoting it or details on company websites offering it. But according to industry insiders, there’s a hot new business that …

Blockchain Could Aid Art Collectors in Spotting Fakes

Blockchain is a potentially revolutionary technology for all sorts of industries, from finance to food safety, social media and retail. A startup plans to use it in the notoriously opaque world of fine art to verify authenticity. Codex has developed …

Commentary: Blockchains Eye Catastrophe Business

Financial markets are showing some signs of volatility these days after exceptionally low indicators since the start of the 2017. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, or VIX, is at its highest level this year. The VVIX Index, which …