Maersk will launch blockchain based insurance solution

One of the world largest logistic company will use blockchain in marine insurance 
06 September 2017   1099

Maersk, one of the biggest logistic company is the world, joined forces with Microsoft and blockchain company Guardtime in order to launch blockchain based marine insurance solution. This is reported by the CoinDesk. 

Developing with Microsoft Azure, the new product will allow to create common, shared database that stores information about shipments and potential risks, in order to help ships comply with insurance regulations. Blockchain based database will insure that data is ransparent across what is a complex network of variables.

The project has already been trialed, and Maersk plans to use it in real-world applications, along with insurers MS Amlin and XL Catlin.

Marine insurance is a prime example of a complex business process that can be optimized with blockchain.
 

Mark Russinovish
CTO, Microsoft Azure

Reuters reported that the platform is already built and is planned for deployment in January. 

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   77

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.