Insurance Giant Ping An Subsidiary to Create Boutique Bank Supported by Blockchain

Ping An Bank, a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Insurance Group, will launch a boutique bank using blockchain, cloud services, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Ping An Insurance Group is one of the world’s leading financial and insurance corporations, and their subsidiary’s announcement was reported on Nov. 20 by People’s Daily, China’s official state run press service. A boutique bank is defined as a non-full service investment bank that supports more individualized services than larger firms. The new boutique bank will rely on Ping An Group’s scientific and technological…

Insurance Giant Ping An, Sanya City Gov’t to Build ‘Smart City’ with Blockchain

China’s Ping An Insurance Group, one of the world’s largest insurance corporations, and the Sanya municipal government signed a strategic cooperation agreement for “Smart City” construction. The new project will be backed with blockchain tech, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and cloud computing, the official state run press People’s Daily reported Nov. 14. Ping An Group signed a strategic agreement with the Sanya Municipal People’s Government to carry out comprehensive cooperation on financial investment and “Smart City” construction as a part of a major strategic urban development in China. The…

Insurance Giant Ping An Releases ‘White Paper on Smart Cities,’ Advocates for Blockchain

China’s Ping An Insurance, one of the world’s largest insurance company groups, has released a “White Paper on Smart Cities,” advocating for blockchain tech, AI, big data, and cloud computing, People’s Daily reports August 22. Ping An Insurance, a Chinese conglomerate with operations in insurance, banking, and financial services, was ranked the third most valuable global financial services company in the world as of May 2018. According to People’s Daily, the company released its “White Paper on Smart Cities” on August 21. The reported goal is to “help the government…