Bitcoin Exchanges Launch Insurance Products in Japan

Two bitcoin exchanges in Japan are launching insurance products aimed at preventing losses tied to failed transactions. According to a report from Nikkei, bitFlyer is working with Mitsui Suitomo Insurance, a subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Holdings Group, which offers non-life insurance products. That product is said to be going live today. Coincheck, another …

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Brokers Beware: Insurance Consortium Reveals Codex 1 Blockchain Prototype

Blockchain insurance consortium B3i has revealed new details about its blockchain smart contract prototype, including advancements that could eventually remove much of the administrative work done by all counterparties. In conversation with CoinDesk, director of global business solutions at reinsurance company Swiss Re, Paul Meeusen outlined how the platform could reduce …

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Shipping Giant Maersk to Deploy Blockchain Maritime Insurance Solution

A joint venture between shipping giant Maersk, Microsoft, accounting firm EY and blockchain firm Guardtime aims to apply distributed ledger technology in the field of marine insurance. Built using Azure – Microsoft’s cloud-based platform – the new effort will see the creation of a shared database that logs information about shipments, as well as potential risks, in …

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MASTer Plan: Better Bitcoin Smart Contracts Could Go Live This Year

The wait for more advanced bitcoin smart contracts might soon be over. Spurred by last month’s SegWit activation, bitcoin developers are reviving a plan that would see the world’s most popular blockchain retooled with functionality long synonymous with ethereum and its more expressive code executions. Known as Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees …

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Payza Releases Streamlined Instant Payza Card Loading Process for Bitcoin

The global payment platform unveils latest Bitcoin feature allowing users to instantly load funds onto Payza Cards, both on desktop site and within the Payza App LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(August 17, 2017)–Payza, an award-winning global online payment platform, today announced a one-step process to convert existing Bitcoin held within a Payza …

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Paragon Announces High-Profile Project to Help Legitimize the Legal Marijuana Industry

Oakland, California — Despite Cannabis garnering attention lately, with many states legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational use, the burgeoning Cannabis industry has been deficient in structure, security and transparency. Paragon is a blockchain for the marijuana industry. Paragon’s mission and protocol is detailed in their whitepaper, released today. A …

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BmyBit | AUTOMATED TRADING ACROSS MULTIPLE DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGES

BmyBit LTD is a UK based company operating in the fields of FinTech and RegTech. It has developed a series of proprietary algorithms working 24/7 with digital asset exchanges, predictive analytics, and compliance. The company just released a Personal Automated Trading System (PATS). PATS is a cloud-based web application with …

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Back at $3,500 | Has Bitcoin’s Price Found a Short-Term Bottom?

The sell-off in the bitcoin-US dollar exchange rate (BTC/USD) appears to have stalled, with prices trading at $3,550 at press time. Over the course of a volatile day, the cryptocurrency fell to a low of $2,980 oversold technical conditions came into play, as we discussed early today. As per CoinMarketCap, the …

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