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March 15, 2018, 02:41:42 AM
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Are there platforms offering insurance for ICO investments? -searched but couldnt find one.

Is it possible to build a platform that will accept such insurance payments?

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1)ICO investor spots a solid hyped project but as crypto is risky, she wants to protect her stake and  drops some crypto into the insurance fund

2)the ICO project is succesful and issues tokens - the insurance fund gets to withhold the insurance premium and profits.
-or the ICO project busts, scams and runs away with the ££$$, then the insurance fund settles the payout to the crypto investor.


Would that work or is a terrible idea? just a thought.. Undecided
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March 15, 2018, 05:02:33 AM
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Are there platforms offering insurance for ICO investments? -searched but couldnt find one.

Is it possible to build a platform that will accept such insurance payments?

More detailed:
1)ICO investor spots a solid hyped project but as crypto is risky, she wants to protect her stake and  drops some crypto into the insurance fund

2)the ICO project is succesful and issues tokens - the insurance fund gets to withhold the insurance premium and profits.
-or the ICO project busts, scams and runs away with the ££$$, then the insurance fund settles the payout to the crypto investor.


Would that work or is a terrible idea? just a thought.. Undecided

By default, insurance companies don't cover high risk investment areas and ICOs at the moment are one. At the moment the idea is nice but its not practicable to a large extent because if a company would want to insure your investment in a particular project, then they would have a perfect understanding of what its about to the extent that they would recommend such investment in that case it could be interpreted to mean endorsing ICOs which can be exploited and the moment one burst, that would be the end of the insurance company.

If the insurance won't go for the above option of having to verify before having to cover for losses, they would then only be able to cover some portion in percentage of the amount invested and not total  amount while the premium might be high and in this case would not be accepted to crypto enthusiasts but hopefully in the near future, this might take a new shape as I see as a new business area ready to be tapped.

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March 15, 2018, 07:13:54 AM
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I believe there is a company called policypal network that is exploring this.  It is currently just whitepaper stuff only
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March 16, 2018, 07:53:45 AM
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Looking similar to this? (https://dehedge.com/)?

I think you have a good idea, but just like @audaciousbeing have said, crypto is a high risk investment, very volatile and I don't think that insurance company would cover everything because of this factors. And you need to understand that crypto is a virtual currency, and I don't think that traditional insurance company would understand how to "handle" such cases. Or in a insurance companies died cover it, I'm sure that there are very complex and just because you are covered doesn't mean that there are no limitations.

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March 19, 2018, 03:09:40 PM
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The current level of volatility makes reward for risk ratio too high for companies to start insuring such investments.

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April 05, 2018, 10:35:20 AM
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For the insurance scene, i would say there are two standout projects: InsurePal and PolicyPal Network. However PolicyPal Network does state more clearly that crypto asset insurance is one of their two main products (protecting crypto wallet and token within the wallet), whereas insurepal is more of providing insurance policy leveraging on blockchain technology? Correct me if im wrong haha

Can join their Telegram for more info:
PolicyPal Network: https://t.me/PolicyPalNetwork
InsurPal: https://t.me/InsurePal

Both have already concluded their crowdsale, but PolicyPal Net is doing a ambassador program where you can earn extra token https://t.me/PolicyPalNetwork. Hope this helps!
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