On May 16th 2017, Blockchain Canada has hosted a special meetup dedicated to insurance industry's use case. Cristina Ignatenco from Manulife was a keynote speaker of the event and presented her views of challenges and opportunities of the new technology from the insurance industry's perspective.

The presentation again highlighted the strong appeal of private consortium blockchains to large corporations. However, we believe that this use case significantly waters down the benefits of distributed ledger technologies. It also raises potential antitrust issues and makes us wonder what happens to all the data when a corporation decides to join another consortium.

Arkilio was also asked to present as one of the three winners of the BlockgeeksLab Hackathon. Unfortunately last week's update of Web3.js libraries has destabilized our hackathon demo and Mark Gituma and Tom Yano had to work overtime to ensure we have something to present.

Mark and Tom delivered and our presentation and demo was received well. Kregg being a practicing architect can tell the Arkilio story in a way that people can relate to. Many follow up questions confirmed our feeling that we are pursuing a goal that people can understand and see the tremendous benefits of.

Thank you Alan (Blockchain Canada) for organizing this event and thank you to all those people that showed up and asked questions.

 Inspiring presentation by Cristina, self-educated blockchain enthusiast.

Inspiring presentation by Cristina, self-educated blockchain enthusiast.

 Mark doing his magic and pretending to be architect submitting a payment request.

Mark doing his magic and pretending to be architect submitting a payment request.

 Attentive audience listens to Alan's update on Board of Directors' election.

Attentive audience listens to Alan's update on Board of Directors' election.

 With Kregg talking, not much for Mark to say.

With Kregg talking, not much for Mark to say.

 "How do you deal with resistance to adopt automated payment?" Great question! Here is how we answer it. "Economic incentives via lower design fees combined with industry associations' pressure targeting public segment of the construction market." At least that is our working thesis.  Prompt Payment Ontario  initiative gives us a hope we have a fighting chance.

"How do you deal with resistance to adopt automated payment?" Great question! Here is how we answer it. "Economic incentives via lower design fees combined with industry associations' pressure targeting public segment of the construction market." At least that is our working thesis. Prompt Payment Ontario initiative gives us a hope we have a fighting chance.

 Great presentation by HealthChainRx, BlockgeeksLab Hackathon winners and Toufi from PrivacyShell. 

Great presentation by HealthChainRx, BlockgeeksLab Hackathon winners and Toufi from PrivacyShell. 

 Thank you Alan for giving time to all the aspiring startups!!!

Thank you Alan for giving time to all the aspiring startups!!!