Manulife, a Canadian insurance service provider, has recently announced that it will be exploring the blockchain technology for its wealth management services.
The company will be implementing the blockchain technology into its US business arm. In order to do that, Manulife Financial has struck a deal with ConsenSys, the Ethereum blockchain tools, and Dapps studio and BlockApps to implement the blockchain technology for its operations. The collaboration was announced to the press by John Hancock, the US arm of Manulife Financial.
John Hancock is more than a century old company that was started in 1862. The company has been offering insurance and financial services in the United States since then. John Hancock’s core retail products include life insurance, mutual funds, 401(K) plans, long-term care insurance and annuities. John Hancock’s Lab of Forward thinking, the innovation arm of the financial services company is in the forefront of the collaboration and it will be overseeing the implementation of blockchain technology based services into its operations.
The new solution will be initially made available to the company’s wealth management clients, and there is a good probability that it may be extended to include its asset management and insurance business divisions.
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