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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…

New Age Banking Confex 2019

The New Age Banking Confex 2019 #NABConfex will discuss latest trends in Banking security, the rise of Open Banking in the Middle East and its impact on the existing banking system. This innovative confex will host 250+ BFSI leaders from the Middle East Region. Through a two-day format, we will discuss latest trends in Banking…

Denver Municipal Election Gets Mobile Voting Courtesy of Voatz

Denver Municipal Election Gets Mobile Voting Courtesy of Voatz

Active-duty military and overseas voters will be able to use their mobile phones to vote in Denver’s upcoming municipal election. The pilot program will utilize a blockchain-based voting platform designed by Voatz, which previously provided blockchain technology for mobile voting in municipal and general elections in West Virginia. The Denver news comes courtesy of Tusk…

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Hong Kong’s Blockpass IDN has joined forces with Malta’s Blockchain Advisory (BCA) to develop a new blockchain ecosystem that will help set regulatory standards for the emerging digital landscape. The BCA is a group of tech regulatory specialists that has been pioneering blockchain policy with the Maltese government, while Blockpass is a digital identity application…

Yoti to Provide Secure Verification for Noku TokenRaise Blockchain Platform

Yoti to Provide Secure Verification for Noku TokenRaise Blockchain Platform

Noku TokenRaise is partnering with Yoti to give more people access to its blockchain technology. In a press release, the two companies announced that Noku TokenRaise customers will now be able to share verified information through Yoti’s secure digital identification app, which leverages facial recognition and document reading for authentication, making it even easier for…

ECU Supplier Partnership Gets WISeKey Connected Car Traction in China Market

ECU Supplier Partnership Gets WISeKey Connected Car Traction in China Market

“The partnership will revolve around WISeKey’s ISTANA platform, which is aimed at delivering certificate-based security to car makers.” Technology from Geneva-based WISeKey is poised to play a role in China’s growing connected car industry thanks to a new partnership with SINCODE, an automotive Engine Control Unit supplier based in the country. The partnership will revolve…

Payment Services Provider Brings Nuggets to Platform

Payment Services Provider Brings Nuggets to Platform

“…customers will be able to sign into their accounts using a fingerprint scan or facial recognition, offering greater convenience and stronger security since these credentials can be used to replace cumbersome passwords.” UK-based payment services provider Lateral Payment Solutions, or Latpay, has embraced the biometrics- and blockchain-based identity technology Nuggets. The latter’s technology has been…

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