cryptocurrency

ZenGo Lets Users Trial Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, with Biometric Security

ZenGo Lets Users Trial Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, with Biometric Security

“…ZenGo’s support for the Libra testnet paves the way for the integration of real funds once Libra goes live.” ZenGo has become the first consumer cryptocurrency wallet to support Libra, Facebook’s new offering in the growing digital currency market. To be clear, Libra hasn’t yet officially launched; what Facebook has made available at present is…

Civic Wallet Leverages Onfido for Secure Onboarding

Civic Wallet Leverages Onfido for Secure Onboarding

Onfido is teaming up with Civic to provide secure customer onboarding for the latter’s upcoming cryptocurrency wallet. The blockchain-based Civic Wallet will allow users to store and trade cryptocurrencies without sharing any superfluous personal information, providing account access through a private key that will be stored on the user’s mobile device. Onfido will make it…

ZenGo Crypto Wallet Fends Off Hackers with ZoOm Authentication

ZenGo Crypto Wallet Fends Off Hackers with ZoOm Authentication

“The lion’s share of credit for this achievement goes to FaceTec, which provided the ZoOm authentication software used by ZenGo.” Toward the end of June, cryptocurrency wallet provider ZenGo challenged its users — and any other interested hackers, really — to try to break into its wallet, offering a reward of one Bitcoin. And with…

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

The blockchain specialist tZERO has released the Android version of its tZERO Crypto App, a digital wallet that allows cryptocurrency investors to buy, sell, and store different assets on their mobile phone instead of an account on a third-party exchange platform. The iOS version of the app was released on June 27th. For the moment,…

Contactless CPI Tech Powers Fit Pay’s Cryptocurrency Payment Device

Contactless CPI Tech Powers Fit Pay’s Cryptocurrency Payment Device

Fit Pay is utilizing the CPI Card Group’s Adaptives contactless payment technology in its Flip payment device. The Flip operates much like any other NFC device, but is noteworthy because it allows owners make retail purchases with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies once those currencies have been converted to US dollars and loaded onto the device.…

IOTA Foundation Releases Trinity Cryptocurrency Wallet

IOTA Foundation Releases Trinity Cryptocurrency Wallet

The non-profit IOTA Foundation has released a new cryptocurrency wallet to facilitate the seamless storage and exchange of IOTA tokens. Dubbed the Trinity Wallet, the open-source platform offers customizable user features and is already compatible with most major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. The design itself was put together with input…

This Week’s Top Mobile ID Articles: Fighting Fraud and Spotlighting Google

This Week’s Top Mobile ID Articles: Fighting Fraud and Spotlighting Google

If there are any themes in this week’s top stories for Mobile ID World, at least one of them would have to be the fight against fraud. It’s a topic that permeates the discussion of one of the most popular recent interviews we’ve had in some time, with the Chief Technical Officer of a leading…

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

With Bitcoin, it can be difficult to know who’s on the other end of the transaction. Paxful is hoping to fix that problem through a new partnership with Jumio. The former is the world’s second largest peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, and will be using Jumio’s identity verification services to raise the level of trust its users…

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…

IDEX Explains How Biometrics Will Unlock Cryptocurrencies

IDEX Explains How Biometrics Will Unlock Cryptocurrencies

IDEX is dispelling some misconceptions about cryptocurrencies after doing the same for biometric payment cards and financial inclusion. In the first entry of the company’s latest blog series, IDEX Senior Vice President David Orme argues that biometric authentication is the next logical step for cryptocurrency expansion.   According to Orme, biometric technology solves one of…

Having Helped Secure the Cryptocurrency Industry, Onfido Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Having Helped Secure the Cryptocurrency Industry, Onfido Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments

“Thanks to the partnership, BitPay will now process Bitcoin payments made to Onfido, while Onfido’s selfie-based authentication technology will be leveraged by BitPay for Know Your Customer purposes.” Having helped to bring so many into the cryptocurrency market, Onfido can now accept payments in Bitcoin, thanks to a new partnership. The company has teamed up…

ITBiometrics to Unveil Fingerprint Hardware Wallet at Money20/20

ITBiometrics to Unveil Fingerprint Hardware Wallet at Money20/20

“It can also be programmed to unlock based on the correct sequence of fingerprint scans, essentially turning the digits of a user’s hand into the digits of a biometric PIN.” Ahead of this year’s Money20/20 Las Vegas event, newcomer ITBiometrics has been admitted into the event’s Startup Academy. The company offers a cryptocurrency wallet boasting…

Cryptocurrency Security Specialist Gets Reseller for MENA Market

Cryptocurrency Security Specialist Gets Reseller for MENA Market

“We are thrilled to continue to execute on our plan of indirect sales channels in specific, targeted markets and we feel that the potential in the Middle East and North Africa is outstanding given the current environment in cybersecurity and cryptocurrency security.” – Corby Marshall, CEO, Hilltop Cybersecurity Kelowna-based Hilltop Cybersecurity has established a reseller agreement with Twin-Soft for its…

Biometric Cryptocurrency Card Protects Bitcoin with Fingerprints

Biometric Cryptocurrency Card Protects Bitcoin with Fingerprints

Unikeys has officially announced its UKey cryptocurrency card. In form, it’s shaped like any other regular payment card. But it’s designed to host multiple popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, and Litecoin. What’s more, it features an embedded fingerprint sensor. Once a user’s fingerprint data has been registered and stored in the card’s Secure…

Dutch Cryptocurrency Market Delivers for Mitek

Dutch Cryptocurrency Market Delivers for Mitek

The emerging cryptocurrency market continues to deliver business to identity verification specialist Mitek. DXE is now using the company’s Mobile Verify ID document capture solution for customer onboarding. Based in the Netherlands, DXE is a new platform aimed at attracting newcomers to the world of cryptocurrency trading by making buying and selling easy for its…

Cryptocurrency Payment Card Protected by FPC Biometrics

Cryptocurrency Payment Card Protected by FPC Biometrics

“…the integration is another example of FPC’s ongoing efforts to diversify its business pursuits beyond the saturated mobile market in which it is a well-established player.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is being used to secure a new cryptocurrency payment card from Hong Kong-based MeReal Biometrics. In terms of its design, the “UKey” is very…

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay has completed testing of its bitcoin payment device, and plans to start shipping the solution soon, the company has announced. Dubbed the Flip, the device can be loaded with US dollars exchanged from the user’s Bitcoin account. In appearance it looks almost like a large poker chip, but in function it is essentially…

Money20/20 Europe: Apple Co-Founder Hedges His Bets On Bitcoin

Money20/20 Europe: Apple Co-Founder Hedges His Bets On Bitcoin

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak still believes in Bitcoin, but he’s not putting his money where his mouth is. Speaking to CNBC at the start of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event, Wozniak endorsed recent comments made by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who said that he thinks Bitcoin will become the world’s dominant currency in the future.…