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Caitlin Long’s Speech to Insurance Regulators: Fixing a Fixable Solvency Risk to Insurers

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Slides available here: naic_long_miami_dec2016_vfinal Thank you to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for your invitation to speak at your Fall meeting about how blockchain technology can fix a low-probability, but high-severity threat to insurer solvency:  lack of beneficial ownership tracking of securities by the…

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Introducing: Symbiont Assembly™

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I’m proud to announce the release of Symbiont Assembly™, the secure, reliable, and performant distributed ledger at the heart of Symbiont’s Smart Securities® Platform. There are two main parts to Symbiont’s Smart Securities® platform: a smart contracts system purpose-built for institutional finance, and a distributed…

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Smart Contract Security

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As ethers drain from the The DAO, it is time to consider the architecture of a smart contract blockchain platform appropriate for commercial deployment. Despite extensive security reviews and countless developers examining the source code, including the creators of both Ethereum and Solidity, it is…

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Distributed Ledgers vs. Centralized Databases

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In today’s financial system multiple institutions provide and maintain systems with overlapping functionality. These systems are regularly in conflict, and require slow, expensive and difficult reconciliation. As Richard Gendal Brown explains in his article entitled How to explain the value of replicated, shared ledgers from...
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