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Humaniq Expands Into Tech Finance with Securrency Partnership

Humaniq Expands Into Tech Finance with Securrency Partnership

Digital banking specialist Humaniq is putting its weight behind a Washington-based startup focused on driving investment into new areas of fintech. Called Securrency, the company aims to automate regulatory compliance for investors looking to put their capital into emerging technologies. It’s now being supported by an investment round led by Humaniq, which will also provide…

World Identity Network Launches with Broad, Cross-Industry Support

World Identity Network Launches with Broad, Cross-Industry Support

The World Identity Network has officially launched, the organization has announced. Its aim is to lead a global effort to advance universal ID using sophisticated solutions like blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). WIN is being led by Marian Dahan, a key figure in the World Bank’s Identification for Development program. WIN will offer advisory…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe Facial recognition, QR codes, and mobile tech combined to transform the retail experience at an experimental cafe run by Alibaba at the Taobao Maker Festival. Alibaba’s…

Humaniq To Trial Biometric Blockchain Platform In Ghana

Humaniq To Trial Biometric Blockchain Platform In Ghana

“…next year the platform will be expanded to support additional financial services like insurance, business financing, and even an in-app e-commerce system.” Humaniq will trial its digital banking platform in Ghana starting at the end of this month. A ‘Lite’ version of its flagship app will launch on Android on July 31st, allowing users to…

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

“Essentially, it’s meant to offer a means of identifying registered individuals by their biometric traits, without unnecessarily revealing other personal information, with trusted parties to the blockchain system assuring credibility.” ID2020 held its Platform for Change Summit at the United Nations today, with Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade showcasing a new identity platform based on blockchain…

Dubai Airport to Use Biometrics and Blockchain for Passive Passenger Screening

Dubai Airport to Use Biometrics and Blockchain for Passive Passenger Screening

Dubai Airport is aiming for a ‘gate-less border’ with a new partnership with ObjectTech. The company has been contracted to establish a passive traveler identification system based on biometrics and blockchain auditing, to which end it will work with Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs (GDRFA). Specifics concerning which biometric modalities will be…

Blockchain and Biometrics-Focused Mobile Banking Startup Opens Silicon Valley HQ

Blockchain and Biometrics-Focused Mobile Banking Startup Opens Silicon Valley HQ

A mobile banking startup offering services based on biometrics and blockchain auditing is expanding with a new office in San Francisco. The city is now Humaniq’s US headquarters. The startup’s aim is to launch a new kind of bank that operates entirely through a user’s mobile device, aimed specifically at the world’s unbanked population. The system…

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is currently underway in Washington, DC, and FindBiometrics is there in person at this great meeting of the leading minds in global identity technology. K(NO)W is unique as a trade show, operating on a high conceptual level rather than drilling down into a specific vertical where digital identity is used.…

Biometric Credentials Incorporated into Blockchain App

Biometric Credentials Incorporated into Blockchain App

WISeKey has announced a new edition of its WISeID blockchain app. Called WISeID 6, the app incorporates biometric credentials to help validate the digital identities of users. Supported biometric modalities include facial and fingerprint recognition, which complement a master password tied to each user. The aim is to ensure that users are who they say…

HYPR Partners With Cryptocurrency Blockchain Vault

HYPR Partners With Cryptocurrency Blockchain Vault

Biometric IT security specialist HYPR has announced a new partnership with BitGo, a cryptocurrency blockchain platform. BitGo is a security-as-a-service platform offering a blockchain vault for all transactions conducted via the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, reportedly processing more than a billion dollars’ worth of digital money every day. Given the sensitivity of the associated data, the platform necessarily requires sophisticated…