News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards

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

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsLast 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:

Zwipe Unveils Biometric Payment Card

IDEX Fingerprint Sensor Featured on Mastercard’s Biometric Payment Card

Biometric Smartphones

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsSamsung’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:

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Hit the Market

Xiaomi Takes Advantage of FPC’s Under Glass Sensor Tech

Supposed iPhone 8 Schematic Prompts Speculation

Micromax Smartphone Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile Software

FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech Featured on Phone From Taiwan-based OEM

Apple Pay

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsApple 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.

Santander Finally Brings Apple Pay Support to US Customers

Comcast Customers Can Now Pay Their Bills with Apple Pay

Western Union Enables Apple Pay for Money Transfers

Android Pay

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsAndroid 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.

Google Demonstrates ‘Open Platform’ Approach with New Android Pay Partnerships

PayPal Comes to Android Pay

Mobile Iris

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsDelta 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.

EyeLock Gets Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning Patent

Is Mobile Iris Biometrics The Future of Aadhaar?

Mobile ID in a Connected World

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsGoogle 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.

Google Home Can Now Identify Your Voice

MRHE Facilities in Dubai Are Compatible With HID Mobile Access

Lynk & Co Demos Virtual Key Car Sharing System

Universal Authentication

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment CardsNok 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:

Gemalto Predicts Coming ‘Universal Identity’ for Authentication at Work and at Play

Time to Move ‘Beyond Basic FIDO’: Nok Nok Labs


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