Digital ID Takes Center Stage in This Week’s Top Stories

Digital ID Takes Center Stage in This Week's Top Stories

There was a wide range of news this week on Mobile ID World, and the latest roundup of our top stories exemplifies that. Nevertheless, a careful look at this week’s top five articles can discern at least one important trend: Digital identity is an increasingly important focus area across a number of industries.

This is exemplified most clearly in our coverage of a new report from MarketsandMarkets predicting considerable growth for the identity verification technology market:

The Identity Verification Market is Set to Skyrocket: Report

… But it can also be clearly seen in Microsoft’s announcement of a decentralized, blockchain-based digital identity network aimed at giving end users more control over their personal information:

Microsoft Previews Open-Source, Blockchain-Based Decentralized ID Platform

And digital identity is a central concept in our article on the Yoti mobile ID app’s approval for use as proof of age in UK convenience stores:

Yoti Approved for Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Convenience Stores

The other two of this week’s top five stories also concern digital identity, of course – this is Mobile ID World, after all – but they’re more straightforwardly about authentication, in the contexts of consumer devices and payments, respectively:

Shortly After Launch, Samsung Enhances In-Display Fingerprint Scanning on Galaxy A70

Biometric Trend Helping to Fuel EMV Cards Growth: ABI Research

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.