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Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard is moving forward with a pilot of a new digital identity service that would facilitate secure identity checks in digital and real-world settings. The first tests will be carried out in Australia, and specifically at the Australia Post and Deakin University. The new solution was designed as a replacement for physical ID documents. To…

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Payments and financial services are key themes in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. Apple’s mobile payments platform, for example, got reader attention with its ongoing expansion in the wake of Apple’s launch of its own mobile-first credit card: Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe And a bona fide credit card…

The Biometrics and Mobile Identity Industries Speak at Money20/20 USA

The Biometrics and Mobile Identity Industries Speak at Money20/20 USA

Mobile ID World and our sibling site FindBiometrics are in Las Vegas this week, reporting live from Money20/20 USA – the world’s preeminent financial services and technology conference. With the finance vertical being the front-line of digital identity’s rapid evolution, since its inception Money20/20 has been ground zero for innovation in mobile ID and biometrics.…

Yoti Teams with DateID to Boost Trust in Online Dating

Yoti Teams with DateID to Boost Trust in Online Dating

Yoti is teaming with DateID to make online dating safer for people of all ages. DateID was created to address the fact that a full 50 percent of online daters do not trust the information they read in other user profiles on most dating apps. In that regard, the two companies note that it is…

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…

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto has released a new Digital ID Wallet that holds electronic ID documents instead of cash. The mobile app allows people to store and access the digital versions of identity documents like health cards, identity cards, and driver’s licenses directly on their smartphones, consolidating multiple forms of identification in one convenient place.   “The Digital…

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

Students at South Carolina’s Clemson University will be able to use their iPhones and iPads as student IDs starting with the coming school year, thanks to technology from HID Global and its parent company, ASSA ABLOY. HID first teamed up with Apple on mobile ID technology last in June of last year, with the aim…

Yoti Details Ethical Oversight Role of its Guardian Council

Yoti Details Ethical Oversight Role of its Guardian Council

Yoti has once again demonstrated its commitment to ethical best practices in tech. The company has shared some details about its Guardian Council, which is intended to make the company more transparent and more accountable for its use of people’s personal data. The Council itself will eventually have somewhere between 8-10 members, although only three…

HID Global’s Simple Verifier Speeds Up Age Checks with goID

HID Global’s Simple Verifier Speeds Up Age Checks with goID

HID Global has launched a new device that makes it easier for government agencies and private organizations to verify the ages of people with a mobile ID stored on their smartphone. The pocket-sized device is called the Simple Verifier, and it was designed to be compatible with IDs provided through the HID goID mobile identity…

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…

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

‘The digital IDs would theoretically make it easier to open and access accounts in brick-and-mortar institutions like banks and digital business like social media or online retail…’ Mastercard and Samsung are teaming up to provide customers with secure digital identities that will be stored on people’s smartphones. The new IDs are designed for both in-person…

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…

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…

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

A new report suggests Google is developing an “IdentityCredential” API aimed at allowing users to replace physical identification documents with secure digital versions that could be stored on Android devices. The tech giant is currently focusing on Digital Driver’s Licenses, but plans to expand the platform to other forms of documentation, up to and including…

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

HID Global Launches New Mobile ID Provisioning Solution

HID Global Launches New Mobile ID Provisioning Solution

HID Global has announced a new provisioning solution for its HID goID mobile identity platform. Called the goID Gateway, the solution essentially gives government bodies the ability to choose between contracting the management of their encrypted mobile ID provisioning to HID Global, or to opt for their own provisioning services. Additionally, both on-premise or cloud-based…

UK Home Office Exploring Mobile, Biometric Passport Technology Through New Contract

UK Home Office Exploring Mobile, Biometric Passport Technology Through New Contract

A major new government contract in the UK suggests authorities in the country are moving toward biometrics-driven, mobile-based identity solutions for travellers. The UK Home Office awarded the contract to WorldReach Software, an Ottawa-based firm offering a platform called “Know Your Traveller”. The platform is designed to facilitate remote identity verification through a smartphone app,…

Distilled Analytics and Shyft Team to Develop Global Identity Platform

Distilled Analytics and Shyft Team to Develop Global Identity Platform

Two identity-focused tech firms have teamed up to develop a global identity platform based on blockchain technology. One of the firms, Boston-based Distilled Analytics, offers continuous authentication solutions based on end users’ digital activities. The other, Shyft Network, is developing a blockchain-based platform for identity verification. Together, the companies have announced Distilled Identity, a collaboration…

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