The use of blockchain in the insurance sector has been one of the major areas of interest as it has the potential to streamline the entire process, starting from buying a policy, to investigating incidents and fulfilling the claims. With the involvement of agents, middlemen and other third-party players, the sector currently lacks transparency.
Vernam, a decentralized peer-to-peer insurance platform is striving to overcome the shortcomings of the present-day insurance market by creating the world’s first zero-commission insurance on blockchain. The platform eliminates the involvement of brokers to provide a cost-efficient, data-driven, and transparent solution which could potentially bring savings of up to 30% on insurance premiums for customers.
In the past few years, the $4.57 trillion (2016 data) insurance industry has exhibited an average steady growth of about 3%, driving by rising demand for policies among individuals and businesses alike. However, its full potential is not tapped, thanks to the lack of transparency, corrupt and inept brokers and the prevalent culture bent on fleecing the insured. With the rising mobile phone density, developments in Artificial Intelligence and smart contract driven P2P technologies like blockchain, insurance companies can now directly deal with their customers while automating a significant portion of industry functions.
Vernam is in the vanguard of redefining the way people access insurance. The platform is keen to connect insurers directly with the people who would like to be insured. In the process, it eliminates the need for middlemen and their commissions. These savings, amounting up to 30% of the costs can then be passed on to customers in the form of cashbacks. Vernam is driven by its own Vernam Tokens (VRN), which acts as the preferred mode of payment on the platform. Customers who purchase insurance on the platform will receive cashbacks in the form on VRN, which can be later exchanged to fiat or used for VRN denominated purchases.
Vernam is keeping up with the evolving technology landscape and changing customer needs. The platform plans to introduce an insurance product that allows users to insure their crypto-assets over smart contracts. The product, to be called CryptoSafe will help cryptocurrency users mitigate their risk against specific losses.
“We are convinced that out product offering will benefit both insurance players and the consumers. There are lots of opportunities that both can leverage on. For the industry players, we are moving towards an industry that is shifting from intuition-based policy pricing to one that is based on data. Blockchain technology will allow the players to offer insurance products and assessment on an individual capacity thereby minimizing risk and increasing efficiency.”
Some of the core features of the Vernam P2P insurance platform include:
Vernam is organizing a token sale, offering an opportunity for investors and crypto-community members to be part of the InsurTech revolution. The 20 day pre-sale is set to begin on May 15 with up to 40% bonus for early investors. The crowd-sale will run from June 6th, 2018 until July 15th, 2018. A total of 500 million VRN will be up for sale. The soft cap of 2.5 million USD has already been secured, so anyone interested in investing should probably hurry.
Learn more about the Vernam platform and its upcoming token sale at – www.vernam.io
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