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The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance

The Institutes RiskBlockTM Alliance is an unprecedented, industry-led consortium collaborating to unlock the potential of blockchain across the insurance industry. RiskBlock will accelerate time to market and adoption through real-world applications and impactful blockchain use cases.
The RiskBlock consortium is currently accepting new members. Join forces with The Institutes and other RiskBlock members to realize the potential of blockchain.


Why Join RiskBlock?

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Lower operating costs and increased efficiency
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Streamline the flow and verification of data and transactions
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Scalable, open-source, and multi-use foundational architecture

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Upcoming Events

May 16 - 17
2018 Digital Insurance Agenda
May 21 - 23
London, England
Blockchain Insurance Summit
May 23 - 24
Ontario, Canada
CBMU Spring Conference 2018

RiskBlock Leadership Team

Christopher G McDaniel
Christopher G McDaniel, Executive Director
Christopher joins The Institutes with 25+ years of financial services experience, including organizational transformation and data analytics. Most recently, Christopher led the Life Institute for Deloitte Consulting LLP, focused on innovation across the insurance space and enabling technologies. 
Patrick G Schmid, PhD
Patrick G Schmid, PhD, Vice President
Patrick is an economist with a passion for the economics of blockchain. Previously head of The Institutes' Enterprise Research Department, he has developed customer insights and analytical research to support a variety of industry topics and trends, including blockchain technology and Ethereum. 

RiskBlock in the News

The Institutes Blockchain Learning Library

Q&A: The Blockchain Insurance Revolution

Patrick Schmid answers common blockchain questions and identifies key considerations for the insurance industry.

Blockchain’s Impact on Insurance

A detailed webinar on blockchain and the associated benefits of the technology for insurers.

First Reinsurance Product Heads to the Blockchain

Read about how Patrick Schmid believes the early adopters of blockchain will realize the benefits of its technology.

RiskBlock will Advance Insurance Use Cases

Learn about RiskBlock’s approach to developing use cases and the partners that will help guide the production.

Why is the Blockchain Important to Risk Management and Insurance?

Understand the evolution of blockchain from a presentation Patrick Schmid gave for RIMS.