tech, startups, internet

Phrenology, insurance claims, and digital gaydar

“You read that right: an insurance company in 2021 is defending itself against charges, circulated widely in the AI ethics Twitter dogpile on their original thread, that they’re using the Late Renaissance pseudosciences of phrenology and physiognomy on their customers.” | learn […]

to your health

Compare hospital prices with an easy search

Turquoise Health: “Starting this year, all hospitals are required to list their prices for elective services. Whether you have insurance or plan to pay cash – find and compare prices below.” | learn more

on the blockchain

Yearn’s expanding DeFi universe

“In just eight weeks, Yearn has grown from a simple yield aggregator into a comprehensive DeFi ecosystem. Yearn’s asset management platform already manages more than $1B. If that weren’t enough, Yearn has already expanded into insurance and venture financing.” | learn more

to your health

Cut your healthcare bill by paying cash

This doesn’t surprise me, and shouldn’t surprise you anymore. But it is an interesting article from the WSJ. “Hospitals and other providers increasingly are offering prices far below what they charge though insurance.” | learn more

fun facts

Kidnapping: a very efficient business

Reading this, I learned a lot about both kidnapping as a business and the insurance product that’s been created around it. As you might guess, it’s a complicated relationship. | learn more

on the blockchain

The principles of insurance. 

Etherisc is developing a platform for decentralized insurance applications. They recently published this post to introduce readers to risk pooling and its benefits. | learn more