Last week at Mobile ID World fingerprint scanning payment cards made the biggest headlines while mobile wallets, iris recognition, and biometric smartphones made up the bulk of the industry news.
Take a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:
Biometric Payment Cards
Last week we reported on two biometric payment cards with embedded fingerprint sensors. First off: Zwipe announced its smart card solution at Seamless Asia. Shortly thereafter Mastercard announced that its own payment card, which features fingerprint sensor technology from IDEX, finished a successful trial in South Africa. Read all about it at the links below:
Samsung’s new multimodal biometrics-sporting smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, hit the streets last week while Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics announced smartphone integrations of their own. Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 was once again the subject of fingerprint sensor rumors, with a newly leaked schematic stoking speculation that the Touch ID scanner will be migrating to the rear of the handset. Here are last week’s top stories in biometric smartphones:
Apple Pay gained support from three major players last week, with Santander finally offering the mobile wallet to its customers in the US, Western Union enabling it for convenient biometric money transfers, and Comcast announcing that customers can use the mPayment method to settle their outstanding bills.
Android Pay made headlines last week, too. We reported on a number of financial institutions that have added support to the platform. Meanwhile, PayPal, a seeming competitor to Android Pay, announced a partnership with Google’s mobile wallet.
Delta ID made a strong case for the increased use of mobile iris biometrics in India’s Aadhaar national ID program. In the meantime we reported on a newly approved iris recognition patent won by EyeLock.
Mobile ID in a Connected World
Google Home has made good on a longtime promise of AI assistants—the smart home hub can now distinguish between enrolled users by the sound of their voice. Moving to the realm of access control, we examined a deployment of the HID Mobile Access platfrom in Dubai last week, while Lynk & Co teamed up with Ericsson to demonstrate a virtual key system that could revolutionize car sharing.
Nok Nok Labs weighed in on the state of FIDO’s universal authentication standards last week, challenging vendors to move beyond basic specifications into a more robust realm of security and identity. Meanwhile, Gemalto forecasted the coming ubiquity of universal authentication. Take a glimpse at the future of identity and authentication with the following posts:
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