Tag Archives: Bitcoin

Blockchain: What risk managers need to know

There is no perhaps greater risk to our global economy in the coming years than a large-scale cyber event.  Blockchain may represent the best hope for preventing or limiting such an incident in the future.  For this, and other reasons, … Continue reading →

Blockchain – How far can business process automation go?

Although Bitcoin is now 8 years old, the current driver of interest in blockchain is the ability to reduce logistical costs, prevent fraud and eliminate legal disputes. Continue reading →

Bitpay Sues Insurer After Denied Cyber Claim for Spearphishing

In December, BitPay, one of the leading BitCoin payment processors, was the victim of a social engineering attack. Continue reading →

Insuring Bitcoin

The insurance market will not insure the value of bitcoins. But insurance can play a vital role in helping make the virtual currency a safer investment overall. Continue reading →

Bitcoin: Impossible to Insure?

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Virtual currency may be an inevitable part of our increasingly virtual world, but that doesn’t mean insurance companies have to like it – or insure it. Insurers are comfortable with what they know – with what they can measure and … Continue reading →

To Bit or Not to Bit: Virtual Currencies, Real-World Risk


What do Ashton Kutcher, Bill Miller, Marc Andreessen, the Winklevoss twins, and Daniel Master all have in common? They are all supporters, investors or owners of virtual currency. While bitcoin is the name we frequently hear, there are actually other … Continue reading →

The Next Big Thing in Banking May Not be a Bank


“Chase or Google?” my colleague challenged me, asking which would be more important in ten years’ time. The answer may well be neither. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: The Biggest Brother

5 Financial News Stories

This week: European LIBOR fines, trader eavesdropping, civil money penalties, Credit Unions, and Bitcoin. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: FIRREA Fires Back

5 Financial News Stories

This week: FIRREA , Liquidity Coverage Ratio, Basel III, Bitcoin, Elizabeth Warren, SEC, FDIC, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and more. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed: Fannie Freddie Foes Fight Back

5 Financial News Stories

Here are news stories from the week that were easy to miss, but may have some lasting impact. Continue reading →