blockchain

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to  Oregon and Expands to Utah’s Disabled Community

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Oregon and Expands to Utah’s Disabled Community

Voatz is launching mobile voting pilot programs in two new US jurisdictions. The Oregon counties of Jackson and Umatilla will allow overseas voters and active duty military personnel to vote with their smartphones during special elections in November. Those interested in participating can request an absentee ballot and then use the Voatz app to confirm their identity and…

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState recently paid a visit to the Concordia Summit at the UN Assembly in New York to showcase a new digital identity solution designed for governments and developing economies. The solution blends Yoti’s Doc Scan identity and document verification platform with LedgerState’s blockchain tech to deliver a secure, decentralized form of identity. According…

E-Voting Company Agora Picks Onfido for Identity Verification

E-Voting Company Agora Picks Onfido for Identity Verification

Onfido will be providing secure identity verification for the blockchain e-voting company Agora. Through the new partnership, citizens will be asked to provide a selfie and an official government ID when using the Agora app or a dedicated voting machine. Onfido’s technology will then compare the selfie to the photo on that ID, only allowing…

Onfido’s Face Biometrics to Verify Nuggets Users

Onfido’s Face Biometrics to Verify Nuggets Users

“Our vision for a decentralized future, self-sovereign identity, data and payment, facilitated by blockchain technology, works well with the identity verification services Onfido offers.” – Alastair Johnson, CEO, Nuggets Nuggets, the provider of a blockchain-based digital identity and payments platform, has embraced Onfido‘s selfie-based approach to customer authentication. The latter’s approach to identity verification revolves…

FacePhi Teams with Digitization Specialist Neoris

FacePhi Teams with Digitization Specialist Neoris

“The partnership will see Neoris use FacePhi’s biometric technologies used in digitization projects with its clients.” A new strategic partnership could help FacePhi to further expand its reach in the financial services sector. The company has teamed up with Neoris, a Miami-based digitization consultancy with a strong focus on FinTech. The partnership will see Neoris…

NEC Promotes Inclusion with Blockchain ID Project in Argentina

NEC Promotes Inclusion with Blockchain ID Project in Argentina

“The project aims to increase access to goods and services for the residents of vulnerable neighborhoods, thus allowing them to improve their opportunities for socioeconomic inclusion in the fourth industrial revolution.” NEC Argentina has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NGO Bitcoin Argentina and the Innovation Laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (aka the…

Yoti Provides Identity Verification for RefNow Reference Platform

Yoti Provides Identity Verification for RefNow Reference Platform

Yoti is teaming up with RefNow in an effort to make the hiring process less of a hassle for employers and candidates alike. RefNow is a London-based human resources company that tracks down and contacts people’s employment references, which saves companies the trouble of doing it themselves.  To use the platform, employers submit the name…

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Utah County has officially become the third US jurisdiction to take advantage of Voatz’s mobile voting technology. The County will conduct a trial run during its municipal primary election in August, allowing active-duty military and overseas voters to weigh in using their smartphones. To use Voatz, eligible voters must first request an absentee ballot, and…

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect is teaming up with UBX to develop a blockchain platform that will make it easier for small businesses to secure loans in the Philippines. UBX is the FinTech subsidiary of the Union Bank of the Philippines, while OneConnect is a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Group. The alliance will specifically target micro, small, and…

INTELid Digital ID Blockchain Platform Integrates ValidSoft Voice Recognition

INTELid Digital ID Blockchain Platform Integrates ValidSoft Voice Recognition

“By providing secure biometric authentication, the ValidSoft tech will reduce fraud and make it easier to carry out safe transactions through INTELid.” INTELid is integrating ValidSoft’s voice recognition technology into its Digital Identity blockchain platform. The partnership will add voice biometrics to the platform’s digital identity token, allowing INTELid users to verify their identities through…

Biometric Voting Startup Voatz Lands $7 Million in Series-A Funding

Biometric Voting Startup Voatz Lands $7 Million in Series-A Funding

The mobile voting startup Voatz has received $7 million in series-A funding from a group led by Medici Ventures and Techstars, with additional contributions from the Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners. The money will be used to make Voatz more accessible, and to upgrade its security as it trials the platform in more jurisdictions.…

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…

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

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

“ION is built with Sidetree technology that will eventually be laid over the top of the Bitcoin Blockchain, though the code is still being developed…” Microsoft’s Identity Division is giving developers a preview of a new digital identification network designed to make decentralized identities more feasible on a global scale. Senior Program Manager Daniel Buchner…

uBuck Pay is a New Digital Wallet Designed for People Without a Bank Account

uBuck Pay is a New Digital Wallet Designed for People Without a Bank Account

LiteLink is launching a new digital wallet designed for customers without a bank account. Developed by the LiteLink subsidiary uBUCK Technologies, the new payment app is called uBUCK Pay and is scheduled to begin its closed beta in June 2019. uBUCK Pay is built on the Waves blockchain, and has a few features that are…

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS is launching a new partnership program that will make it easier for other companies to update their technology. Dubbed NEORIS Fast Track, the program connects some of the world’s most innovative startups with larger companies that may be interested in their services. The result is an accelerator that could drastically reduce the amount of…

ShoCard Delivers Proof of Identity with Blockchain eSignature Platform

ShoCard Delivers Proof of Identity with Blockchain eSignature Platform

ShoCard is rolling out a new digital document signing service that leverages blockchain for extra trust and security. The service connects a person’s blockchain-certified digital ID to the document being signed, which will allow other parties to verify that signature no matter how much time has elapsed since it was first created.  “Trustless mechanisms are…

Yoti’s Biometric Tech Helps to Facilitate UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale

Yoti’s Biometric Tech Helps to Facilitate UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale

Yoti is further illustrating the versatility of its digital identity platform with the news that the UK government’s housing department has used it in a trial of blockchain-based home sale. Part of Her Majesty’s Land Registry’s ‘Digital Street’ R&D program, the blockchain home sale was facilitated in partnership with Yoti, Premier Property Lawyers, Barclays, ShieldPay,…

Precise Biometrics Sets Date and Agenda for AGM

Precise Biometrics Sets Date and Agenda for AGM

Precise Biometrics has set a date and revealed the agenda for its Annual General Meeting, and it looks like the company is eager to get some incentives in place for its top leadership. Among the proposals for Precise Biometrics’ shareholders to vote on is a reverse share split, in which ten existing shares would be…

Tokenomica Turns to Blockpass for Identity Verification Services

Tokenomica Turns to Blockpass for Identity Verification Services

Tokenomica has announced that it will use Blockpass’s identity verification services to safeguard its Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) exchange and its token issuance platform. The Blockpass KYC Connect solution will make it easier for Tokenomica to onboard new customers for its crypto-exchange business. Based in Malta, Tokenomica is built on the Waves blockchain and curates…

Pages