DeFi Insurance Platform Tidal Finance Goes Live on Polygon

Launch partners include StaFi, Xend Finance, Marlin, EasyFi and bZx.

Business  ·  27 July 2021

Insurer Pingan Issues Digital Yuan COVID-19 Policies for Medical Staff: Report

Purchasers who pay for their coronavirus coverage with e-CNY can receive discounts.

News  ·  21 July 2021
Funding Rounds

Crypto Insurance Platform Coincover Raises $9.2M as Big Firms Seek Safety

The Series A round led by Element Ventures included DRW Venture Capital and Susquehanna Private Equity Investments.

Business  ·  8 July 2021

DeFi Insurance Upstart Risk Harbor Goes Live With $3.25M in Seed Funding

Risk Harbor uses on-chain rules and smart contracts to automate payouts for insurance claims.

Tech  ·  24 June 2021

6 Insurers Initiate New Cryptocurrency Investment Positions: Report

Insurance firms have been increasing their interest in crypto investments since December.

News  ·  15 June 2021

DeFi Risk Assessor Sherlock Raises $1.5M in Pre-Seed Funding

The fundraising was led by IDEO CoLab Ventures, with participation from A.Capital Ventures, Scalar Capital and DeFi Alliance.

Business  ·  3 June 2021

Opium, UMA to Launch Decentralized Insurance for SpaceX Flights

Opium is to offer a DeFi derivatives contract allowing users to hedge against the risk of a failed SpaceX launch.

Business  ·  24 May 2021

Auto Insurer to Allow Policyholders to Send, Receive Payments in Bitcoin

San Francisco-based Metromile will purchase $10 million worth of bitcoin to offer policyholders an option for payment of claims.

Business  ·  6 May 2021

Insurance Alternative Nexus Mutual Follows DeFi Activity to Polkadot, Cosmos, Binance Smart Chain

The Ethereum-based platform for covering losses from DeFi hacks and other flubs is expanding to other chains.

Tech  ·  26 April 2021

BitGo Adds $600M in Insurance Capacity to Comfort Big-Time Bitcoin Holders

Bolstered by a wave of institutional crypto investors, BitGo is in a race against its peers to add insurance coverage.

Business  ·  21 April 2021

AXA Switzerland Allows Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

The insurance provider says it will have the crypto converted into Swiss francs, instead of carrying BTC on its balance sheet.

News  ·  15 April 2021

Linux Foundation, Insurance Group Roll Out Platform to Cut Costs Using DLT

Besides cutting costs, the project aims to provide a standardized data repository for insurance analytics.

News  ·  13 April 2021

Nayms Brings Blue-Chips and Disruption to Crypto Insurance

A new smart contract-based insurance marketplace is promising radical efficiency and more coverage for the long-underserved crypto industry.

Business  ·  30 March 2021
Crypto Lending

Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Teams With Insurance Alternative Nexus Mutual

The Singapore crypto lender toughed it through the bear market and now has $250 million locked and lended.

Business  ·  18 March 2021

DeFi Divorce: Yearn Cancels Tie-Up With Cover Protocol

Yearn Finance tweeted Friday that it has decided to end its merger process with Cover and that both protocols will continue to operate independently.

News  ·  5 March 2021