Peer-to-peer insurance model is promoted with a fresh partnership

Insurance industry in China is one the fastest growing insurance markets in the world
14 February 2018   125

On February 13 iXledger of London has announced its partnership with the Chinese InsChain. As the Chinese insurance market is growing rapidly, it needs to ensure easy interaction and efficiency among many actors of the market. iXledger’s IXT token has proved to be a reliable way of microtransactions across blockchain enabled ecosystems.

As a result of this partnership iXledger’s utility token will be accepted on the InsChain platform for peer-to-peer services throughout Greater China Region.

This interoperability enables the creation of new insurance products and services, while enabling price discovery with total control and transparency.

 

Cristina Dolan

Co-Founder and President US, iXledger

 

We are excited to partner with iXledger, they understand the blockchain enabled Market Economy and have the technical experience required to build the next generation blockchain platforms that will power insurance related ecosystems. This partnership will enable consumers and businesses to participate in new insurance models like our InsChain peer-to-peer product

 

William Bu

InsChain CEO

iXledger provides a robust platform for buyng and selling insurance: the listings are real-time and are based on a blockchain. Ethereum blockchain is accompanied with a NoSQL database for fast access to different data such as medical records or other confidential information.

On the other hand, InsChain is an extendable blockchain-based alternative insurance full workflow platform that combines blockchain, IoT and AI. AI part is responsible for the initial interaction with the client in order to obtain all the necessary information, build a decision tree and provide the result on the conditions of the possible insurance.

Tesla's cloud account hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Independent security group discovered Tesla's cloud account being hacked and infected with a miner-virus
21 February 2018   23

Cryptocurrencies are on the rise and all sorts of shady characters are trying to get in with dubious methods. Recent string of hacking attacks is a perfect example. And now not only exchanges and users with their hard-earned coins are in danger, but also companies with large cloud infrastructure face the same threat.

RedLock, a security research firm, reports that electric car manufacturer Tesla's cloud account information has been leaked to the internet, which allowed hackers to access the company's cloud. It has been hacked and hardware infected with a miner virus called Stratum. The mining protocol masks itself with low CPU usage and obscuring the IP of the mining server.

Of course, RedLock immediately contacted Tesla with this information and the company quickly got to fixing the breach. Tesla's spokesperson assured us that customer personal information hasn't been compromised, and that the vulnerability was patched in a matter of hours. Only small test park of internally-used engineering sample cars has been impacted and no indication whatsoever discovered that actual customer cars have been compromised in any way.

It certanly looks possible, because according to the same RedLock Cloud Security Intelligence group mining profitability of Tesla's cloud is worth a lot more that all the customer data available could be sold for on the black market. This also isn't the first instance of such a hack with no data being stolen. In fact, hacks with intention of hijacking mining capacity has already targeted Gemalto, a world's largest SIM-card manufacturer, and Aviva, a British insurance company, just to name a few.