There’s a healthy bit of variety in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles, but there’s also at least one salient takeaway: a lot of people are excited about biometric payment cards.
The clearest sign of this excitement comes from a story that was actually published last week, yet remains popular enough to be among this week’s top five. France’s BNP Paribas has delivered a glimpse at the most high-profile commercial launch of biometric payment cards yet, with the bank planning to roll out a biometric Visa offering across all of its French branches this year. It’s our top story this week:
There’s also a more recent development in the biometric payment cards space. Readers proved interested in the news that a new biometric card from Goldpac will feature an IDEX Biometrics fingerprint sensor and a Secure Element from TMC. It’s the second card featuring IDEX and TMC technology to receive China UnionPay certification:
Beyond biometric payment cards, Mobile ID World readers also showed strong interest in an item about how IoT technology from Thales is being used in the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, thanks to a partnership between Thales and the Dutch firm Dyzle:
This week also brought some consumer-facing biometrics news in the form of WhatsApp’s launch of a biometric authentication system for its desktop users. The system lets users log into their desktop or web-based WhatsApp accounts by completing a biometric scan on a paired smartphone:
And finally, Ping Identity got some attention with its announcement of PingOne Verify. It’s the latest entry in the burgeoning selfie-based authentication space, with the solution designed to leverage facial recognition technology in order to match an end user’s selfie photo to their official ID:
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.