digital ID

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

San Francisco-based Proxy has announced it has raised $42 million in a Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, and with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Y Combinator. Proxy aims to use the financing to fuel a rapid expansion of its identity signal solution, while growing its international footprint across Asia,…

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

The Ottawa-based Bluink has officially released a new digital identity app for Ontario residents. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and is backed by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, which provided $1.2 million in development funding. The app itself has been dubbed eID-Me, and it allows residents…

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…

North Macedonia Partners with Mastercard for New Digital ID Program

North Macedonia Partners with Mastercard for New Digital ID Program

The Republic of North Macedonia has partnered with Mastercard to launch a new digital identity initiative in the country. The program is intended to boost North Macedonia’s digital economy, and to make it easier for citizens to gain access to public and private services. North Macedonia recently enacted new digital identity regulations, and its program…

American Express Exec Bolsters Trulioo Board of Directors

American Express Exec Bolsters Trulioo Board of Directors

Lisa Stanton has officially become the latest member of the Trulioo Board of Directors. Stanton has more than twenty years of experience in the payments industry, with prior stops at Citizens Financial House (where she served as the SVP of Payments and Distribution) and InAuth (where she served as CEO). She is currently a member…

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Digital Identity Fellow Tshepo Magoma has issued his second field diary from South Africa. Magoma was one of three Fellows selected through Yoti’s new Fellowship Programme, through which he is examining the human rights implications of South Africa’s national Smart ID initiative. His first dispatch came in November, and detailed the scope and goals…

Argentinian National ID App Based on HID Tech

Argentinian National ID App Based on HID Tech

“Called Mi Argentina, the app essentially offers a smartphone-based replica of a given citizen’s official ID card.” HID Global has helped the Argentinian government to develop what it’s calling the world’s first mobile-based national ID credential. Called Mi Argentina, the app essentially offers a smartphone-based replica of a given citizen’s official ID card. The country’s…

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…

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