[INSIDERS] Deloitte, LemonWay and Stratumn join forces to democratize insurance via blockchain …

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keypad-padlock-securityDeloitte, LemonWay and Stratumn, a French start-up specializing in blockchain, have developed a P2P insurance prototype. The latter will take the appearance of a bot on Facebook messaging.

Based on blockchain technology to guarantee data protection, this conversational robot allows young consumers to benefit from a microinsurance service. From now on, it will be possible for them to lend objects, like a smartphone or a computer, from a simple conversation on Facebook Messenger. The lender and the borrower will only have to agree on the nature of the loan before validating their agreement directly on Facebook Messenger, by means of an electronic signature. Once the agreement is concluded, microinsurance is automatically taken out.

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Aerial view of Christ the Redeemer and Rio de Janeiro city, BrazilVirtual reality is now an Olympic discipline. At least, it will be accessible to all visitors to the new Olympic museum in Rio. Open to the public since Tuesday, one month before the Olympic Games, it will offer Brazilians and tourists a virtual visit to the Olympic sites and the main tourist attractions in Rio. The aerial footage filmed during this immersive experience will give the user the feeling of flying through the Olympic city.

The Rio Olympics will begin on August 5 with the opening ceremony at the Maracaña. During the Olympics, events will also be filmed so that they can be broadcast with a virtual reality headset. It will be a world first.

Sabine EnjalbertSabine Enjalbert precise to Frenchweb, who had announced his departure from Paris Region Companies, that she will be leaving the agency on September 30, “to devote to a new project“. As announced, she will be replaced by Robin Rivaton from October 1 “after a period of gradual transition that we are now organizing for the smooth running of the agency“.

E-commerceSo nearly a third of e-merchants surveyed by Fact Finder as part of its latest study in e-commerce consider marketplaces as a threat to their activity, 53% use them anyway. 70% of them even say they are ready to use them in the years to come. Almost half (48%) of the professionals surveyed nevertheless believe that these sales channels will remain secondary to their main site. Finally, a third of respondents believe that marketplaces threaten traditional commerce.

** 616 e-commerce professionals responded to the Fact Finder survey, including 26% of pure players, 29% of online and in-store merchants, 8% of brands with their own merchant site, and 37% of ‘agencies.
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In terms of information consumption, uses have changed a lot in recent years. Internet users are no longer ready to wait for the broadcast of a program or the release of a magazine to access content on a subject that interests them. In response to these developments, Multi-Channel Networks (MCN) have developed, platforms which offer Internet users thematic content (videos, articles, etc.). The best-known MCN is of course YouTube, but other types of services also fall into this category, such as replay sites developed by television channels for example. In France, who are these new 100% pure player media groups? Brandtube.fr, in an infographic, sought to identify these new players and to quantify their notoriety among Internet users.

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Jean-Baptiste Danet elected president of CroissancePlus

Jean-Baptiste DanetThe employers’ association GrowthMore has just elected its new president on the eve of the presidential election next year. It is Jean-Baptiste Danet, Managing Director of the Dragon Rouge group. By taking the reins of CroissancePlus, he succeeds Stanislas de Bentzmann, president of Devoteam. “One in three French people thinks about taking their destiny in hand and starting a business», Declared the new president of CroissancePlus.

Jena Roberts becomes Commercial Director of Novolyze for North America

Jena robertsNovolyze, a French start-up specializing in the development of non-pathogenic bacteria, has decided to engage the services of Jena roberts. Based in the United States, she supports the company’s business activities in North America. As part of her new functions, her mission is to develop Novolyze’s market share across the Atlantic. Previously, she worked for Dairy & Food Labs, Solliker and the National Food Laboratory.