digital identity

Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

IDEMIA is a giant in the identity space, having been formed in 2017 with the merger of two of the biggest identity security specialists in the world, Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security. Nevertheless, the company has shown relentless dynamism in its operations, rolling out sophisticated new technologies over the last several months and…

Yoti’s Fellowship Programme  Takes a Grassroots Approach to Digital Identity

Yoti’s Fellowship Programme Takes a Grassroots Approach to Digital Identity

Yoti has announced the launch of a new Fellowship Programme to explore neglected areas of digital identity research. The Programme will give priority to grassroots perspectives from the developing world, and is intended as a counterbalance to large-scale digital identity systems that are often designed and implemented before anyone figures out how people actually plan…

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…

Signicat Integrates Verimi’s Multi-factor Authentication Services

Signicat Integrates Verimi’s Multi-factor Authentication Services

Signicat has integrated Verimi’s identification platform into its Digital Identity Hub to provide European enterprises with a verified digital identity solution. Based in Norway, Signicat offers an identity management platform that makes it easier to onboard customers and track digital identities across multiple channels, while the German Verimi is a device-based platform that provides a…

IDEMIA Announces Secure Enterprise Transactions Division

IDEMIA Announces Secure Enterprise Transactions Division

“The company’s Financial Institutions, Connected Objects, and Mobile Operators divisions are all joining together to form the Secure Enterprise Transactions, or SET, division.” IDEMIA has announced further changes to its corporate structure, a little over a year after its last major overhaul. Essentially, the changes comprise the consolidation of three previously discrete business units. The…

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Hong Kong’s Blockpass IDN has joined forces with Malta’s Blockchain Advisory (BCA) to develop a new blockchain ecosystem that will help set regulatory standards for the emerging digital landscape. The BCA is a group of tech regulatory specialists that has been pioneering blockchain policy with the Maltese government, while Blockpass is a digital identity application…

HID Launches Subscription-Based IAM Platform

HID Launches Subscription-Based IAM Platform

“The aim is to give enterprises an easier means of accessing and configuring HID’s suite of IAM solutions, which includes VPNs, email encryption, document signing, strong authentication mechanisms, and more.” HID Global has announced a new, subscription-based system for its identity and access management services. Called HID ActivOne, it’s aimed primarily at large organizations, with…

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

“…Yoti’s Head of Social Impact, Ken Banks, explained that many charity organizations felt that technological solutions based on smartphones would actually hinder access to services, since many charity recipients will either not have the required hardware or technological literacy to confidently use the new tools.” Yoti has concluded its research on the digital identity needs…

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

“…their service will be focused on the areas of financial services, digital commerce, government services, and consumer-focused online services like music streaming and social media.” Mastercard and Microsoft have announced that they’re teaming up on a digital identity project. What exactly this project will entail is pretty vague at the moment. In a statement, the…

[Money20/20] Self-Sovereign Identity Takes Digital Identity Spotlight

[Money20/20] Self-Sovereign Identity Takes Digital Identity Spotlight

Money20/20’s “Digital Identity & Biometrics” track kicked off Sunday on an ambitious note, with Purple Tornado’s Heather Vescent introducing attendees to the concept of Self-Sovereign Identity. Vescent is the co-author, together with Kaliya Young, co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop and the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, of the recent report, “Your Guide to Self Sovereign Identity“.…

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…

Yoti Publishes Overview of Africa/Southeast Asia Research with NGOs, Grassroots Orgs

Yoti Publishes Overview of Africa/Southeast Asia Research with NGOs, Grassroots Orgs

“In Southeast Asia, interview subjects showed an interest in biometric technology for identity verification and preventing fraud, and also pointed out that poor ID management could have serious consequences for individuals’ safety in states where corruption is pronounced.” Yoti is capping off its research project on digital identity in Africa and Southeast Asia with an…

Sovrin Network ID Platform Gets Another ‘Founding Steward’

Sovrin Network ID Platform Gets Another ‘Founding Steward’

Workday, the provider of an enterprise management platform that combines finance and HR information, has become the latest backer of the Sovrin Network. The news comes soon after biometric authentication specialist Veridium itself became a ‘founding Steward’ of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology that is intended to become a global,…

Yoti Research Highlights Digital ID Needs in 10 African Countries

Yoti Research Highlights Digital ID Needs in 10 African Countries

Yoti is sharing some of the findings from its recent groundwork investigating the applications of its identity technology with nonprofit organizations in Africa. The research revolved around online surveys of organizations in ten countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Somalia, Rwanda, and Zambia. The company polled organizations from a range of sectors,…