NYDIG, a major provider of technology and investment options such as bitcoin, is attracting BTC into the international insurance market. The business revealed on Thursday a strategy to create’bitcoin-powered services and products for its 6 trillion/year worldwide insurance industry.’
Having previously raised funds from New York Life and Mass Mutual, two big carriers focusing on life insurance and annuities, NYDIG has now’raised $100 million of further growth funds’ from property and casualty (P&C)-focused insurers. They comprise Starr Insurance and Liberty Mutual.
‘The worldwide property & casualty (P&C) industry is enormous, paying around $1 trillion in claims annually. I am excited to welcome Starr and Liberty Mutual into NYDIG, also as part of our growth of bitcoin into fresh areas of insurance,’ remarked Robert Gutmann, co-founder and CEO of NYDIG.
Ross Stevens, CEO of Stone Ridge and Executive Chairman of NYDIG, voiced:
Fiat depreciation causes inflation in fiat premiums, even while decreasing the purchasing power of claims. We visit a brighter bitcoin-powered future for the billions who count on the insurance industry every year… We will be working tirelessly to enable fresh bitcoin-denominated goods for international insureds.
Hank Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Starr stated:’We’ve been extensively and successfully investment together with Ross along with the Stone Ridge staff across their various initiatives for decades, for example a founding NYDIG investor in 2017.’
In tapping into the $9 trillion worldwide insurance industry, Mike Sapnar, CEO of Transre, among the world’s biggest reinsurers, is linking NYDIG as Global Head of Insurance Solutions. He will oversee all NYDIG’s insurance activities, with a focus on’quickening bitcoin-driven innovation in the worldwide property and casualty (P&C) industry.’
For the U.S. insurance industry, Matt Carey, NYDIG’s U.S. Head of Insurance Solutions, will be focused on bitcoin-powered solutions for U.S.-based insurers. He had been previously co-founder and CEO of Blueprint Income, the biggest online annuity market in the U.S., that was recently acquired by Mass Mutual.