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Mastercard Joins the ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard Joins the ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard has joined the ID2020 Alliance, the financial services giant has announced. The latter group is a public-private partnership aimed at promoting user-managed digital identity solutions. The organization has worked with global companies including Accenture and Microsoft in support of United Nations efforts to establish recognized identity as a basic right, and has actively explored…

Bithumb Korea Adopts Blockchain Authentication as Member of MyID Alliance

Bithumb Korea Adopts Blockchain Authentication as Member of MyID Alliance

Bithumb Korea has become the newest member of the MyID Alliance. MyID is a blockchain authentication platform that stores someone’s identification data on their personal device. The solution will then draw on that information to fulfill future authentication requests, without forcing the user to resubmit the relevant details. The result is a faster and more…

Verizon Unveils New Cybersecurity and Digital Identity Solutions

Verizon Unveils New Cybersecurity and Digital Identity Solutions

Verizon is expanding its security portfolio with a collection of new products that were designed to help companies guard against various forms of cybercrime. The new offerings included Verizon Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Verizon Identity (VID), and Verizon Machine State Integrity, in addition to an upgraded Rapid Response Retainer. So what do the new…

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for Digital Identity Solutions will more than double between 2019 and 2024. The market will display a CAGR of 17.3 percent and climb from $13.7 billion to $30.5 billion in that forecast window. The firm credited much of that growth to the rising demand for more…

Samsung Uses Blockchain Tech to Streamline Medical Claims Process

Samsung Uses Blockchain Tech to Streamline Medical Claims Process

Samsung SDS has launched a new medical claims processing service that is designed to streamline the insurance process. The company has partnered with a number of different healthcare and insurance providers to deliver the new service, which allows those with health insurance to file claims as soon as they pay their medical expenses. The service…

Mobile Voting Platform Voatz Takes Part in U.S. Census Bureau Tech Demo

Mobile Voting Platform Voatz Takes Part in U.S. Census Bureau Tech Demo

Voatz, a mobile voting and citizen engagement platform, was one of 15 innovative projects that took part in the U.S. Census Bureau’s technology Demo Day. The demonstration showed how the Census Bureau can learn from some of the mobile voting pilot projects conducted by Voatz in advance of the 2020 census — which will be…

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…

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