digital ID

Danish eID Specialist Announces Passport Reader App

Danish eID Specialist Announces Passport Reader App

Denmark-based payment solutions company Nets has announced the Nets Passport Reader, a new service that allows for the identification and verification of both physical and digital documents. Using the Nets Passport Reader app, enterprises can digitally authenticate individuals using a smartphone even if they don’t possess an electronic ID. The solution aims to bridge the…

Yoti Outfits Volunteer Edinburgh with Digital IDs

Yoti Outfits Volunteer Edinburgh with Digital IDs

Yoti will be outfitting Volunteer Edinburgh with digital IDs that will make it easier to onboard and issue credentials to new members. The organization currently has a network of more than 1,400 volunteers through the Scotland Cares program, and those numbers have gone up in the past few months as people have signed up to…

TransUnion and Bitventure Team Up to Improve Mobile Onboarding in South Africa

TransUnion and Bitventure Team Up to Improve Mobile Onboarding in South Africa

TransUnion and Bitventure have joined forces in an effort to streamline mobile onboarding procedures in South Africa. Bitventure is a digital identity verification specialist that automatically matches an ID photo from Home Affairs to an official ID number. The new joint solution is expected to reduce fraud while minimizing the amount of time that South…

IDnow Joines ETSI Task Force to Create Guidelines for e-Signatures

IDnow Joines ETSI Task Force to Create Guidelines for e-Signatures

IDnow has announced that it will be a member of an international Task Force that will be working to develop identity verification standards for Europe. The Task Force is being hosted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and will specifically be looking at Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI). IDnow was invited to join the…

Greek e-Gov Strategy Aimed at Driving COVID-19 Recovery

Greek e-Gov Strategy Aimed at Driving COVID-19 Recovery

In a major effort to speed up a slow-moving bureaucracy and help with a smooth reopening of its economy in the post-COVID-19 era, the government of Greece has announced plans to rapidly expand its digital services in 2020. With the country barely out of a decades-long financial crisis, the Greek government launched more than 500…

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Digital identity specialist Yoti has announced the development of a new privacy-focused solution for the sharing of COVID-19 test credentials that uses biometrics and anti-spoofing technology. Yoti’s solution allows health organisations to issue, update and revoke trusted health credentials to an individual’s Yoti app using its secure platform, enabling them to share data with privacy…

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…

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti is highlighting the utility of its contactless age verification solution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company notes that its digital IDs allow convenience store employees to conduct age checks without ever handling someone else’s physical ID card, making it a more sanitary option that can help stop the spread of the…

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…

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