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Marco Mirabella

Founder & CEO, Ensuro

Crypto capital for insurance start-ups

Start-ups looking to sell insurance products often struggle to secure the insurance capacity from incumbent (re)insurers they need as a managing general agent (MGA).

Ensuro is piloting an alternative source of insurance capital: using cryptocurrency funds from investors, locked in smart contracts on a blockchain, to underwrite risks.

Founder and CEO Marco Mirabella joins InsTech London’s Henry Gale on Podcast 164 to discuss the opportunity for cryptocurrency to be used as insurance capital and how Ensuro’s technology works.

Talking points include:

  • The crypto market and decentralised finance (DeFi)
  • The regulatory landscape for crypto insurance
  • Applications of parametric insurance
  • An insurance use case for NFTs (non-fungible tokens)

InsTech London’s latest report, Demystifying Crypto: the insurance opportunities and challenges, sets out what the insurance industry should know about crypto in more detail and is available to download from our Reports section.

To learn more about Ensuro, you can read an insight article we wrote about the company earlier this year, Cryptocurrency – the next capital pool for parametric insurance?

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Continuing Professional Development – Learning Objectives

InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to an InsTech London podcast, or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 CPD hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

  • Understand how crypto can be used as a source of capital in insurance
  • Explore some of the regulatory landscape around crypto
  • Identify an example of how NFTs can be used in insurance

Let us know you have listened to this podcast by emailing [email protected] and if your organisation is a member of InsTech London you will receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned.

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