digital identity

A Smartphone Can Now be Used as Valid ID in NSW

A Smartphone Can Now be Used as Valid ID in NSW

Citizens of New South Wales can now use their smartphones as valid photo identification several years after the program was initially proposed by the state government. NSW joins South Australia, which launched a similar program in 2017, making them among the only places in the world where citizens can have a license issued in a…

ID Talk is Available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts

ID Talk is Available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts

For those who haven’t heard, Mobile ID World and our sister site FindBiometrics have launched a new podcast — ID Talk. It’s a program dedicated to the topic of digital identity, with episodes revolving around conversations with leading experts and some of the biggest names in the identity industry. In ID Talk’s latest episode, for…

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState recently paid a visit to the Concordia Summit at the UN Assembly in New York to showcase a new digital identity solution designed for governments and developing economies. The solution blends Yoti’s Doc Scan identity and document verification platform with LedgerState’s blockchain tech to deliver a secure, decentralized form of identity. According…

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about partnerships. The first is a bit of an unwitting one. In addition to launch a slate of new devices, Apple announced this month that it had upgraded its iOS mobile operating system to support both read and write NFC communications, opening the door for…

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…

Yoti Selects its Digital Identity Research Fellows

Yoti Selects its Digital Identity Research Fellows

“The program promises to shed light on a number of issues pertaining to digital identity, and may also help to raise Yoti’s profile as a provider of digital identity solutions based primarily on mobile and facial recognition technologies.” This past spring, Yoti announced a new Fellowship Programme aimed at fostering research into under-explored areas of…

Onfido’s Face Biometrics to Verify Nuggets Users

Onfido’s Face Biometrics to Verify Nuggets Users

“Our vision for a decentralized future, self-sovereign identity, data and payment, facilitated by blockchain technology, works well with the identity verification services Onfido offers.” – Alastair Johnson, CEO, Nuggets Nuggets, the provider of a blockchain-based digital identity and payments platform, has embraced Onfido‘s selfie-based approach to customer authentication. The latter’s approach to identity verification revolves…

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies. A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions…

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…

Precise Biometrics CEO Highlights Three-pronged Progress in Q2 Update

Precise Biometrics CEO Highlights Three-pronged Progress in Q2 Update

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

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…

Goode Explains Why Digital Businesses Need Secure Identity Verification

Goode Explains Why Digital Businesses Need Secure Identity Verification

Goode Intelligence has published a new White Paper that highlights the importance of secure digital identity verification. Titled “The Digital Identity Problem – Solving the issue of trust,” the free paper suggests that reliable verification is essential because enterprises need to know the identities of their customers in order to safely do business with those…

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…

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…

Signicat Adds Single Sign-In Capabilities Through Yes Integration

Signicat Adds Single Sign-In Capabilities Through Yes Integration

Signicat has integrated the Yes open identity scheme into its Digital Identity Platform. Yes’s scheme essentially functions like a more secure version of Facebook, allowing users to perform a single sign-in to gain access to a range of digital services from participating businesses. The difference is that Yes customers log in through their bank rather…

Goode Intelligence: Digital Identity Market Will Hit $15 Billion by 2024

Goode Intelligence: Digital Identity Market Will Hit $15 Billion by 2024

The demand for digital identity and document verification services is expected to skyrocket as the technology continues to improve. At least, that’s the takeaway from a new report from Goode Intelligence, which predicts that the market for such tech will hit $15 billion by 2024. According to the report, identity and document verification is so…

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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