As Queen Elizabeth II shows interest in blockchain and use cases develop all over the world, what does 2021 have in store for blockchain...

First motor insurtech to successfully target mainstream ‘Joe Bloggs’?Insurance Post (subscription required)
This week Caura launched its app-based motor insurance offering, which the insurtech claims has the most extensive underwriting footprint of any UK start-up to date. Backed by seven insurers … Read More

New blockchain use cases coming for the energy sectorSmart Energy International
Enterprise software provider R3 is partnering with Energy Web with the aim to unlock same-day settlement for grid services for devices, businesses and customers. Traditionally in the energy sector, the handling of settlements and payments … Read More

Blockchain in 2021 is a tale of two speedsZDNet
The pandemic amplified trends that were already underway – and so 2020 has been a year of reckoning for distributed ledger technology (DLT; aka blockchain). More realistic and pragmatic approaches to blockchain initiatives have been the order of the day for some time … Read More

Australia & Singapore to Trial ‘Paperless’ Trade Using Blockchain TechnologyCoin Desk
the blockchain trial aims to reduce administration costs and increase trade efficiency. Specifically, it will test digital verification platforms across both the ABF’s intergovernmental ledger and IMDA’s TradeTrust platform for sharing electronic documents, primarily certificates of origin … Read More

The Queen was ‘interested’ in a blockchain journal she received in the post – Business Insider
The British Blockchain Association (BBA) sent the queen a copy of the sixth edition of its journal, and its president received a letter from her private secretary’s office thanking him … Read More

SA insurtech startup digitally sells 1000 insurance policies a dayVenture Burn
Surestart, a local insurtech startup that provides and distributes insurance products has showcased its ability to digitally sell 1 000 insurance policies a day, with only two members of staff working remotely due to Covid-19 … Read More

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