IBM Partners With Insurance Company

IBM is collaborating with Marsh, ACORD and ISN in order to bring commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance
17 April 2018   453

According to the Business Wire report from April 16, IBM is collaborating with Marsh and other companies including ACORD and ISN in order to bring commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance. Marsh is a company which provides industry-focused consulting, brokerage, and claims advocacy services, and leverage data, technology, and analytics aiming to reduce the clients’ total cost of risk.

Marsh is built on the Hyperledger Fabric technology and IBM Blockchain, and it will develop the commercial proof of insurance solution "in conjunction with IBM, with input from ACORD, and customer feedback from ISN".

Marsh sees great opportunity in leveraging blockchain technology to better serve our clients by maximizing efficiency and creating new opportunities in the insurance value chain. We believe strategic engagements such as this one with IBM, ACORD, and ISN will help accelerate the adoption of further blockchain applications benefiting our clients across industries.

Sastry Durvasula

Chief Digital Officer, Marsh

Sandip Patel, general manager of insurance industry at IBM, stated that IBM is aiming to connect emerging blockchain networks to facilitate the next generation economy, and they find collaboration with Marsh an ideal example of how blockchain can be used on a broader scale to drive real business results.

Japan to Tighten Regulation Due to Zaif Hack

$ 62 000 000 worth cryptocurrency was stolen from the Zaif exchange few weeks ago
25 September 2018   82

Hacking of Zaif exchange is the reason for toughening control over the market by the financial regulator of Japan, Reuters reports.

The first measure taken was administrative sanctions against the exchange and its operator Tech Bureau Corp. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has expanded the list of requirements for the latter, pointing out the need to identify preventive measures and search for the organizers of the theft.

Shortly before that, researchers of the Japanese financial company Tech Bureau Corp could not provide details of the theft of $ 62 million from the Zaif crypto exchange at the request of the FSA. The Osaka-based operator had to investigate the causes, consequences of the theft and options for compensating the victims. According to the Agency, the financial company could not cope with the task.

According to the Tech Bureau, the exchange was hacked on September 14 within a few hours. The problem with the server was discovered by the site staff on 17 September. Official confirmation of the incident and notification of the authorities was made only a day later.

Recall, the theft of $ 60 million from the Japanese stock exchange Zaif caused a surge of volatility of bitcoin. For a short time the price was able to overcome the distance of $ 400.