This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories runs the gamut from digital wallet technology to PC biometrics to SIM card sustainability.
Let’s start in China, where the Goldpac Group is preparing a hardware-based digital wallet for the country’s new Digital Currency/Electronic Payment (DC/EP) program. Mobile ID world readers showed a great deal of interest in this week’s news that IDEX Biometrics is providing fingerprint sensors that will be used to secure the wallet, further illustrating the technological sophistication of the digital currency project:
Readers also showed a lot of interest in a new report on identity fraud from Javelin Strategy & Research. Among other things, the report suggested that fraudsters have turned their sights to consumers after running up against sophisticated cybersecurity barriers from financial institutions themselves, and it found that consumers are getting more receptive to the advantages of biometric authentication technologies:
On that note, consumers might appreciate the biometric security featured in Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 notebook. Readers were certainly interested, and flocked to the news that a new Synaptics fingerprint sensor module is being used in the notebook device. It’s embedded in the power button, enabling authentication at start-up:
Biometric technology can also play a role in a new digital identity and e-signature solution from IDEMIA and Cybernetica. The companies are developing a solution that combines IDEMIA’s IDway digital ID offering – which supports biometric authentication – with Cybernetica’s SplitKey cryptographic solution for e-signatures:
IDEMIA also got some sustained attention thanks to its recently announced sustainability effort. The company’s new GreenConnect portfolio includes mobile technologies based on eco-friendly packaging materials and recycled plastics. Even SIM cards made of recycled plastics are part of the offering:
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.