What Everyone Needs to Know About Bitcoin & Crypto


Bitcoin is the amalgamation of years of development within cryptography, computer science, and economic fields of study. While the technology is new to many, the underlying principles are slow, steady, and stable evolutions of these time-honored disciplines. As headlines and the daily news cycle are quick to jump to conclusions, it’s important for the insurance industry to look to the horizon and develop a solid understanding of this technology and how it can play a role in our industry’s future.

  • Date:Wednesday, November 9
  • Time:8:00 AM - 9:15 AM CST
  • Session Track:Concurrent Sessions
  • Session Code:CS-32
  • Content Focus Area:Emerging Issues
  • Learning Objective 1:Define Bitcoin and cryptocurrency
  • Learning Objective 2:Describe the use case of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency to the insurance industry
  • Learning Objective 3:Recognize basic misunderstandings of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency made by the general public
  • Level of Knowledge:Level 1: No prior knowledge of the subject (0-3 years)
  • Moderator:Martin Ellingsworth, Executive Managing Director, JD Power
Ravi Sharma
Willis Towers Watson