Blocksure is a Finalist for EMEA in Startup Tournament by Zurich
After winning the Zurich International nomination in its global Startup Tournament, we were selected as a regional finalist for the EMEA region.
Watch Blocksure’s CEO discussing top insurance industry issues today
0:13 How much InsurTech is hype versus reality?
01:11 Are there any interesting use cases that illustrate blockchain’s advantage?
02:08 What is holding blockchain back from a more widespread adoption?
03:46 Do you see cryptocurrencies being incorporated by insurers in the future?
05:43 Do you see the role of broker changing as a result of technology?
Blocksure is at the Intelligent Insurer 2018
Many thanks to everyone who joined us at
#IITECH18. We had a fantastic day demonstrating Blocksure’s capabilities to the community of insurance experts and innovators. In the photo: Ranvir Saggu is making a presentation about real use cases of blockchain in insurance (including gig economy and microinsurance) made possible with Blocksure OS.
Blocksure in top 100 world’s most innovative InsurTech companies
We have been selected as one of the Top 100 global Insurtechs by a major research firm in the Fintech Space. See the full list here.
Blocksure’s Power Pitch at Digital Insurance World
Blocksure’s CEO, Ranvir Saggu, demonstrates how Blocksure OS allows the insurance industry think differently about customers and products during his Power Pitch at DIW.
Blocksure at Byte Night by Action for Children
Our team has raised £2,063 towards ByteNight initiative by sleeping out to raise awareness about youth homelessness in the UK. You can still contribute to the cause by donating here
Blocksure OS showcased at Warsaw BlockchainTech Congress
“We are connecting the insurance industry using blockchain, aiming to solve problems between the insurer and broker via digital identity by using distributed ledger technology.” See live updates from the event here.
Blocksure OS demos @Cordablockchain meetup
Head of Technology Strategy, Richard Green, and engineer, Dimash Danabek, share top tips for migrating a live CorDapp with all its java dependencies at @Cordablockchain meetup.
Blocksure on the road with Pen Undewriting
Blocksure has been invited by Pen Underwriting to join their roadshow and educate the brokers community about real blockchain use cases and its benefits for the insurance industry. We expect to see 350+ brokers from all over the UK. Learn more about it here.
Blocksure presented its OS live at CordaCon
We have been overwhelmed by a great response from the industry experts and technology peers who had the opportunity to see the Bloсksure OS live during the CordaCon by R3 that took place in London September 12-13.
Blocksure OS launched on R3 Marketplace
We are delighted to become a R3 technology partner and part of its newly-launched marketplace. A web platform that brings R3 members + partners together to discover solutions built on Corda. Check it out here.
Blocksure sponsors InsTech London Summer Party
Blocksure’s team had a great time at the Instech Summer Party with their London community of insurance innovators.
Podcast with first customer outlining the benefits of Blocksure OS
Listen to the Insureblocks podcast to learn more about the challenges facing the industry in blockchain adoption, our journey to launch and how blockchain will change the future of the insurance industry – for the better! Full episode here.
Blocksure growing up and moving to a new office
Blocksure gets a new home at 3 Lloyd’s Avenue. Stop by for a demo or a coffee!
Commercial & General and Covea launch first product on Blocksure OS
Blocksure launches a new blockchain platform for the insurance industry. The first product is underwritten by insurance group Covéa Insurance and in partnership with broker Commercial and General. Read the full story about our journey here.
Ranvir Saggu pitches at World Global Summit for Insurance Innovation
Blocksure is one of the 18 top insurtech selected to pitch at the World Global Summit for Insurance Innovation.
Richard Green, ex-R3 pioneer developer, joins Blocksure
Richard Green, one of the first developers at R3 has joined Blocksure as a Head of Technology Strategy.
Welcome on board, Richard!
Blocksure selected by PWC for its global Scale Up programme
Nine of the brightest international InsurTech businesses have been identified to undertake a 12-week programme, helping them to raise their profiles, identify commercial opportunities and prepare their business to scale. Read more.
Exclusive roundtable discussion on blockchain in insurance
Blocksure takes part in an exclusive roundtable event to debate whether Blockchain will drive a wedge through insurance intermediation. Read the main discussion points and the conclusions the group reached here.
Blocksure – Top 10 finalist at global blockchain startups competition
The Blockchain Summit brings together the local blockchain community, the cream-of-the-crop in international blockchain startups as well as industry leaders in a first-of-its-kind event. The culmination of the Summit is the presentation of the Top 10 teams from the Blockchain Competition 2017 in Zug where Blocksure was named one of them. Watch the full pitch by our CEO Ranvir Saggu here.
Ranvir Saggu & Blocksure featured in the New Statesman
“Insurtech: underwriting a revolution” The conservative insurance industry is set to be hit by a wave of technological disruption. Can tech restore consumer trust? Read Ranvir’s take on it.
Areiel Wolanow joins Blocksure as Technology Advisor
Areiel brings over 25 years’ business transformation delivery experience, and has brought projects live in over 40 countries around the world. He has successfully implemented trade finance blockchain solutions for global banks, developed IBM’s blockchain services capability in ASEAN, and advised central banks on blockchain adoption. Areiel is passionate about financial inclusion, and has addressed the G20 on the impact that emerging technologies will have on making financial services more broadly available worldwide.
Blocksure gets its own office!
Peter Temperley joins Blocksure as Chief Product Officer
With over 30 years working in the London insurance, reinsurance and broking markets, including senior roles in financial control, technology, process improvement, MI and change management, Peter brings a unique blend of competencies to Blocksure.
Disrupt.com features Blocksure
Disrupt.com talks about ‘Diffused Disruption’ rather than ‘Direct Disruption.’ The competitive advantage the technology delivers is spread across the companies who (choose) to adopt it, rather than being centralised by a single Uberesque winner takes all competitor. See the full interview here.
Jay Carey on building a GDPR compliant platform on Blockchain
“At Blocksure we have built an operating system for the insurance industry (Blocksure OS) which has been designed with GDPR and data privacy in mind from the start. The customer is in control of their own information and all sensitive data is protected by methods such as encryption, pseudonymisation and data minimisation.” Read the full article here
Robert Zilg joins Blocksure as US Strategy and Business Development Advisor
Robert brings over 40 years experience, including over 20 years with MetLife’s international operations where he held a number of key positions focusing on distribution, business development and implementing strategic growth initiatives.
Blocksure joins ACORD
Blocksure is pleased to announce its membership with ACORD. We are completely aligned to Acord’s commitment to help the industry achieve the goal of straight-through processing. Blocksure OS provides a genuinely revolutionary platform for customers, intermediaries (including brokers, MGAs, MGUs) and insurers to achieve this.
Gary Nuttall joins Blocksure as Insurance and Technology Advisor
Gary is a keen InsurTech specialist who enjoys exploiting new technologies to drive value improvement. He was responsible for driving investigatory work as part of the London Market Target Operating Model (including Lloyd’s of London, Brokers and Underwriters).
Welcome aboard Gary!
Jay Carey, Blocksure founder, featured in The Fintech Times
“Blockchain will dramatically improve the working processes between all parties and across most areas in the insurance value chain. The process of buying or amending a policy, making a claim and all supporting activities should be much simpler and more efficiently completed.” Read the full story here.
Joe Whittles joins Blocksure as Software Engineer
Joe Whittles has joined Blocksure as its first full time technical hire. His experience spans over 6 years as a developer in fintech and mission-critical systems, previously working at Aire; an FCA-regulated credit scoring startup helping people improve their access to credit products.
Blocksure is hiring
Blocksure are looking to hire its first full time developer to help build out Blocksure OS to MVP and to provide input and steer into how it will look in the future. Interested? Head over to the careers page
Blocksure in Copenhagen with FinTech Times
Blocksure and The FinTech Times presented to Tryg in Copenhagen about the benefits and opportunities presented to insurers by blockchain technology. Read Blocksure’s contribution here.
First Iteration of Blocksure OS PoC
The first port of call for the Blocksure team was to create a PoC to materialise our vision of how insurance can benefit from the application of blockchain technology. The PoC was demonstrated to various players in the insurance and blockchain industry and received very positive feedback.
Blocksure is founded
Blocksure founded by Ranvir Saggu, Joseph Goulden and Jay Carey, bringing together a great pedigree of both insurance and technical expertise. Read more.