NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boost Insurance (“Boost”) alongside go-to-market partner, Breach Insurance (“Breach”), an insurtech that provides insurance technology and regulated insurance products for the cryptocurrency market, today announced the launch of Crypto Shield, the first insurance product for cryptocurrency available to retail wallet holders. Crypto Shield covers the theft of cryptocurrency while in the custody of a qualified custodian.
Crypto Shield is the first product to allow individuals to purchase protection for their crypto wallets held by select custodians. In the case that the custodian is breached or suffers a social engineering attack resulting in lost assets, individuals insured under Crypto Shield can be reimbursed for the value of their policy.
While there is some commercial insurance available to cryptocurrency institutions, Breach envisioned Crypto Shield as a solution to the protection gap that currently exists for individuals holding cryptocurrency, securing a partnership with Boost to assist in navigating the complexity of bringing Crypto Shield to life. Boost’s insurance infrastructure-as-a-service packages the necessary operational, technological, compliance, and capital requirements for new insurance programs into a white-label solution, enabling insurtechs like Breach to more quickly launch new lines of business.
“Early stage insurtechs have foundational operational gaps, and it’s been exciting to find relationships that complement one another as well as our partnerships with Boost and Relm,” said Eyhab Aejaz, Co-Founder and CEO at Breach. “Boost’s deep expertise and insurance infrastructure-as-a-service platform, and Relm’s industry-leading crypto reinsurance capabilities, have positioned Breach to bring a highly complex insurance product to the market in a beautifully delivered customer experience.”
Boost’s team of insurance and technology experts worked with Breach to develop a product that met all regulatory and compliance standards in all applicable jurisdictions. To deliver that product in a seamless experience, Boost and Breach’s platforms connect via API, allowing Boost’s policy administration system to deliver back-end management for the Crypto Shield product. Breach’s customers are then able to purchase and manage every part of their policy and claims process, all from within Breach’s proprietary crypto insurance platform.
“Many of our insurtech and embedded partners have the deep market knowledge to identify and solve for gaps in the insurance market, but the insurance industry is often reluctant or unwilling to embrace emerging markets like crypto and traditional players lack the technology needed to support innovators like Breach,” said Alex Maffeo, CEO and Founder of Boost. “With Boost’s infrastructure-as-a-service platform, forward-thinking companies like Breach can launch and deliver innovative new insurance offerings, at a fraction of the time and cost required to build a full-stack insurance program from scratch.”
In addition to powering the new product, Boost and Breach partnered to source and secure the necessary reinsurance backing from industry expert Relm Insurance Ltd. (“Relm”), fronted by Trisura Specialty Insurance Company. Operating out of Bermuda, Relm is the world’s leading capacity provider to the crypto sector with a track record of insuring companies operating across the crypto ecosystem. Relm has recently been awarded an ‘A Exceptional’ Financial Stability Rating (FSR) by Demotech.
Joe Ziolkowski, CEO at Relm, said: “Relm’s partnership with Boost and Breach to reinsure the US’s first cryptocurrency insurance product for retail wallet holders is a significant milestone in supporting the development of crypto and blockchain technologies. Relm’s reinsurance provides the capacity to take this revolutionary product to market and for the first time, enables individuals to achieve their own level of protection in the industry.”
ABOUT BOOST INSURANCE
Boost Insurance empowers any company to engage with their customers and increase sales by offering insurance through their own digital experience. Licensed to develop and sell P&C insurance products in all 50 states, Boost provides insurance infrastructure-as-a-service that packages the necessary compliance, operational, capital, and technological components of an insurance program into a turnkey white-labeled solution, accessible via a simple API integration. Businesses that choose Boost can reduce the cost and complexity of building and managing their insurance function, and quickly begin engaging their customers with valuable insurance products. For more information, please visit boostplatform.io.
ABOUT BREACH INSURANCE
Breach Insurance (“Breach”) is a Boston-based insurtech company that provides insurance technology and regulated insurance products for the cryptocurrency market. Combining deep expertise in insurance, cybersecurity, and crypto, Breach is building a global insurtech, exclusively serving the crypto economy. Crypto Shield is currently available in 10 U.S. states, and provides individuals with up to $1M of coverage for the theft of crypto while in the custody of qualified exchanges. Please visit www.breachinsured.com for more information.
ABOUT RELM INSURANCE
Domiciled in Bermuda, Relm Insurance Ltd. (Relm) is a global insurer that provides unique insurance solutions for new and emerging business sectors with a focus on the crypto /blockchain and cannabis industries. Relm is the world's leading insurance provider to the crypto sector and is currently the only insurer globally to hold Bermuda's IIGB License which enables the business to accept premium, pay claims and build reserves in both fiat and crypto. Relm has earned an 'A Exceptional' Financial Stability Rating (FSR) by Demotech. Relm is co-founded and lead by CEO Joe Ziolkowski.
ABOUT TRISURA GROUP
Trisura Group Ltd. is an international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has three principal regulated subsidiaries: Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company in Canada, Trisura Specialty Insurance Company in the US and Trisura International Insurance Ltd. in Barbados. Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.