Looking at this week’s top stories from Mobile ID World, two things are very clear: interest in biometric payment cards news remains very strong, and readers also want to hear from the chief executives of biometrics industry leaders. COVID-19 remains an inescapable topic of interest, as well.
On the cards front, readers showed strong, sustained interest this week in the recent news that Zwipe had formed four new partnerships involving major card manufacturers in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Collectively, the new partners ship over a billion cards per year, suggesting that Zwipe is positioning itself well as a supplier of biometric technology for fingerprint-scanning cards:
Another fingerprint biometrics specialist, Fingerprint Cards, also got some attention this week. The Sweden-based sensor vendor issued a post laying out how the banking industry can benefit from the deployment of biometric cards, citing promising survey data concerning consumer attitudes:
As for executive interviews, one of the most popular of the week involved the head of FPC’s erstwhile software partner, Precise Biometrics. In a discussion with Mobile ID World Founder Peter O’Neill, CEO Stephan K. Persson talked about a major recent deployment of his firm’s YOUNiQ access control solution, and also touched on cryptographic hashing technologies, biometric smart cards, and more:
Readers also showed strong interest in an interview with Mike Tuchen, the CEO of Onfido. His company is a leader in the booming area of selfie-based biometric onboarding, which has become particularly popular in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as many businesses and other organizations have been pushed into online channels and therefore sought digital customer authentication solutions. Tuchen touches on this and other major subjects including cryptocurrency and the fight against racial bias in AI:
Finally, a bit of COVID-related news that caught readers’ attention. VerifyMe announced that it had received a major order for its VeriPAS shipping labels, which will be used to authenticate shipments of surgical gloves that will likely be needed by doctors in the fight against COVID-19:
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.