biometrics

ZenGo Updates Platform to Enhance TSS and Stablecoin Capabilities

ZenGo Updates Platform to Enhance TSS and Stablecoin Capabilities

ZenGo has updated its cryptocurrency app to offer support for Ethereum’s ERC-20 tokens and other stablecoin currencies. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that have been tethered to a local currency, a precious metal, or some other commodity, which makes them less susceptible to the large price fluctuations that have been associated with other digital assets. According to…

COFIDES Provides €200,000 for FacePhi’s South Korean Expansion

COFIDES Provides €200,000 for FacePhi’s South Korean Expansion

FacePhi will be getting a boost from COFIDES as it looks to expand its foothold in South Korea. The facial recognition specialist first announced the creation of a FacePhi APAC subsidiary back in May, and has now revealed that it will receive a €200,000 investment from the COFIDES Fund for Foreign Investment Operations for Small…

Frost & Sullivan Predicts “Servistization” Trend to Force Traditional Vendors to Adapt

Frost & Sullivan Predicts “Servistization” Trend to Force Traditional Vendors to Adapt

A new report from Frost & Sullivan is calling attention to the growing popularity of as-a-service business solutions. The research firm notes that as-a-service models – which can cover everything from biometrics to infrastructure to identity management – are often more affordable and more convenient than fully packaged, non-service-based alternatives. In that regard, as-a-service solutions…

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo S5 smartphone in China, featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. Biometric security in smartphones has been a major focus for years now. Apple popularized fingerprint recognition when it the released Touch ID on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and since then most manufacturers have included some form…

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology. That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers…

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

The medical genetics company Invitae has developed a new clinical research platform for the Apple Watch. Dubbed ‘Invitae Discover’, the platform will analyze the biometric information gathered through the Apple Watch in an effort to gain a better understanding of the genetic causes of various diseases. Invitae has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Scientific…

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

The HidrateSpark 3 water bottle unveiled three new color combinations that are now available exclusively through Apple.com and in Apple Stores across the U.S. Hidrate, the company behind the smart water bottle, uses its patented technology to help people track their water consumption by syncing the HidrateSpark 3 with the Apple Watch and the free…

ZenGo Announces Formation of MPC Alliance

ZenGo Announces Formation of MPC Alliance

The cryptocurrency specialist ZenGo has announced the formation of the MPC Alliance, an organization that will advocate for the more widespread use of multiparty computation (MPC) technology. ZenGo formed the MPC Alliance in conjunction with the MPC providers Unbound Tech and Sepior. In the announcement, ZenGo argues that MPC tech is particularly well-suited to blockchain…

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir is teaming up with SiFive in an effort to make AI more affordable for device manufacturers. The partnership anticipates that there will be a rising demand for IoT technology following the launch of commercial 5G networks. To that end, Aerendir will leverage SiFive’s RISC-V Core to provide manufacturers with cost-effective on-device AI. The technology…

Precise Biometrics Partners with Infinity Optics, Boosts Security

Precise Biometrics Partners with Infinity Optics, Boosts Security

Precise Biometrics is looking to boost the security of its biometric algorithm solutions through a new partnership with Infinity Optics (or “IO”). The latter specializes in cryptography, particularly what is called ‘true biometric hash technology’. This technology is designed to turn a given biometric profile into a scramble of data – or a ‘hash’ –…

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Biometrics will be providing the fingerprint sensors for new biometric smart cards from Quest Payment Systems. Quest is an Australian provider of payment technology solutions, and will integrate IDEX’s design inlay and dual-interface fingerprint sensor into smart cards destined for the Asian and Australian markets.  “We are excited to be working with IDEX Biometrics…

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok Labs has optimized its S3 Authentication Suite to be more compatible with Yubico’s entire YubiKey portfolio. In plain terms, that means that Nok Nok customers can now use any YubiKey for authentication to gain access to the S3 Suite. Yubico and Nok Nok are both longtime advocates of strong passwordless authentication standards. Nok…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved

Last week, Mobile ID World kicked off Biometric Smart Cards Month with an overview of the industry trends and technological developments that led to the emergence of this compelling new technology. This week, we’ll take a closer look at the specific technologies in play in the world of biometric payment cards in particular, which are…

Government of Madeira Moves Ahead With Tactilis Digital ID Collaboration

Government of Madeira Moves Ahead With Tactilis Digital ID Collaboration

The Government of Madeira is moving forward with the pilot of the “Smart Island” digital identity program in collaboration with Tactilis. Madeira is an autonomous group of Portuguese islands off the coast of North Africa with a population of approximately 300,000 people. A consortium of Madeira’s leading systems integrators has placed an initial order for…

Samsung Enables Face Unlock on Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Enables Face Unlock on Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent application for flexible antenna components that could be integrated into the band of the Apple Watch. The stretchable, bendable antennas would still support the Watch’s wireless capabilities, but would theoretically free up more space in the body of the watch without compromising the integrity…

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

I-Remit Turns to Jumio for Digital Identity Verification

I-Remit Turns to Jumio for Digital Identity Verification

Jumio has found another customer for its secure digital onboarding technology. The Filipino remittance provider I-Remit is deploying Jumio Identity Verification to safeguard its IREMITX digital channel, which allows I-Remit users to transfer money online without needing to pay a visit to a physical branch location. IREMITX is particularly popular with the 10 million Filipino…

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