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Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio has received a second 2019 award from the Business Intelligence Group. The Identity as a Service provider has announced that it has been named a winner in the inaugural BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards, an accolade that will pair nicely with the BIG Innovation Award Jumio received earlier in the year. The Artificial Intelligence…

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

Onfido to Lead ID Training Course for INTERPOL

Onfido to Lead ID Training Course for INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

Ipsidy Launches Proof App, Combining Selfie Authentication and Gov’t ID

Ipsidy Launches Proof App, Combining Selfie Authentication and Gov’t ID

Ipsidy has a released a new biometric security app that combines government IDs with selfie authentication to make customer onboarding more convenient and more secure. Dubbed Proof, the app allows customers to use an Android or Apple camera to scan their government ID, and uses the digital signature to verify its authenticity. Proof then relies…

Onfido Brings Trusted Identity to 2nd Address

Onfido Brings Trusted Identity to 2nd Address

“To register for the platform, users need only to upload a facial image and pictures of official ID. Onfido’s system can then use facial recognition technology to confirm that the images match, verifying the user’s identity.” Onfido has another new client in the sharing economy market: 2nd Address, a kind of Airbnb for business professionals,…

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

Onfido has attained another new client in the growing car sharing market: RVShare.com has opted for its identity verification solution. Based in the US, RVShare operates a network of 60,000 trailer and motorhome owners offering to rent out their vehicles. And as with any other contemporary vehicle-sharing platform, the company faces a strong need to…

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

Acuant Gets ISO 27001 Certification

Acuant Gets ISO 27001 Certification

“…the certification attests to Acuant’s legitimacy and competence as a provider of trusted identity solutions, and ‘provides a further stamp of trust and transparency to its trusted partner network.’” Acuant has attained ISO 27001 certification, the company has announced. The company says its certification was verified by PECB, a partner of the Certification Institute for…

Having Helped Secure the Cryptocurrency Industry, Onfido Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Having Helped Secure the Cryptocurrency Industry, Onfido Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments

“Thanks to the partnership, BitPay will now process Bitcoin payments made to Onfido, while Onfido’s selfie-based authentication technology will be leveraged by BitPay for Know Your Customer purposes.” Having helped to bring so many into the cryptocurrency market, Onfido can now accept payments in Bitcoin, thanks to a new partnership. The company has teamed up…

Online Gambling Platform Lauds Jumio’s KYC Tech

Online Gambling Platform Lauds Jumio’s KYC Tech

A Jumio client is singing the praises of the company’s selfie-based authentication technology, and helping to make its case in the online gambling industry. As Jumio explains in a case study posted on its website, the client, Casumo, faces stringent Know Your Customer regulations as a provider of online gaming services. To the end, Jumio’s…

Applied Recognition Partners With Intellicheck on Mobile Authentication

Applied Recognition Partners With Intellicheck on Mobile Authentication

“The end result is an authentication system in which an end user takes pictures of the front and rear of a barcoded identity document, as well as a selfie; then, facial recognition technology compares the images to verify the user’s identity.” Toronto-based Applied Recognition and New York’s Intellicheck are putting their heads together to offer…

Acuant Tech Integrated Into Hotel Check-In Platform

Acuant Tech Integrated Into Hotel Check-In Platform

“…Intelity can now enable customers of its hotel clients to remotely confirm their identities for check-in and activate their digital keys, potentially bypassing the front desk entirely.” Acuant is checking into a big space in the hospitality sector: The company has partnered with Intelity, which offers an extensive hotel guest experience and management platform. The…

Yoti Gets a Big New Partner in Jägermeister

Yoti Gets a Big New Partner in Jägermeister

Yoti got a high-profile new partner for its mobile identity verification system at the end of the year: The company announced that its app is now supporting alcohol sales in a collaboration with Jägermeister. The Yoti app combines facial recognition with document reading to match users’ faces to their government-issued IDs, allowing for the remote…

Czech FinTech Startup Integrates Acuant’s Selfie Authentication Tech

Czech FinTech Startup Integrates Acuant’s Selfie Authentication Tech

Biometric technology from Acuant is going to be used to identify users of a new blockchain banking platform. The platform is being developed by XIXOIO, a FinTech startup based in Prague. Explaining the firm’s platform in a statement, XIXOIO founder Nikolay Rozhok said that it’s aimed at using the distributed ledger accounting of blockchain technology…

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

“At Yoti we have a set of principles and independent Guardians to help us to operate in the right way. This includes being honest and accountable, seeking to do the right thing and being transparent in what we are doing and why.” – Robin Tombs, CEO, Yoti Yoti is further burnishing its credibility with the…

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…

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

“…the number of candidates nominated for this year’s REGTECH100 had nearly doubled over last year, reaching 824 – a sign of the vitality of this market area in the wake of major new regulations such as the European Union’s GDPR and PSD2 rules.” The industry accolades continue for Jumio, with the company making the REGTECH100…

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