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HIMSS: John E. Ahrens, CEO of Veratad, on ID Verification in Healthcare

HIMSS: John E. Ahrens, CEO of Veratad, on ID Verification in Healthcare

The identity revolution that transformed consumer mobile and financial services technology is finally coming to healthcare and that’s why FindBiometrics is reporting live from the 2019 HIMSS conference and Exhibition in Orlando Florida, bringing you audio interviews with industry thought leaders. John E. Ahrens, CEO of Veratad, is one of those thought leaders, and FindBiometrics…

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Biometric technology offers a wide range of applications, and has helped to fuel huge technological innovations in areas like mobile devices and financial services. Now, it’s starting to make a big impact in the world of healthcare, with a burgeoning market expected to grow considerably in the coming years. One forecast from last year, for…

Noku TokenRaise to Leverage Yoti’s Digital ID

Noku TokenRaise to Leverage Yoti’s Digital ID

Noku TokenRaise is partnering with Yoti to give more people access to its blockchain technology. In a press release, the two companies announced that Noku TokenRaise customers will now be able to share verified information through Yoti’s secure digital identification app, which leverages facial recognition and document reading for authentication, making it even easier for…

Acuant Brings Biometric ID to Blockchain Banking Platform

Acuant Brings Biometric ID to Blockchain Banking Platform

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…

Cryptocurrency Specialist WORBLI Embraces Onfido for Onboarding

Cryptocurrency Specialist WORBLI Embraces Onfido for Onboarding

“In order to streamline the customer onboarding process, the company will leverage Onfido’s remote authentication technology, which uses facial recognition and document reading to match an end user’s selfie image to the official identity documents they present.” Onfido‘s biometric and document reading technology has once again been embraced by a cryptocurrency specialist for customer onboarding.…

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

“…at Singapore FinTech Festival 2018, the focus will be on NEC’s financial services solutions.” NEC has announced that it’s a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, and that it’s going to showcase its technology at the event. It’s not a huge surprise, given NEC’s growing activity in the city-state. Earlier this year, NEC completed…

Money20/20 Kicks Off with Talk on Huge Potential of Self-Sovereign Identity

Money20/20 Kicks Off with Talk on Huge Potential of Self-Sovereign Identity

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“.…

WISeKey Announces Blockchain-Based Mobile Identity Platform

WISeKey Announces Blockchain-Based Mobile Identity Platform

“…WISeKey emphasized its compliance with the United Nations’ ID2020 program, an initiative aimed at extending official identity systems to everyone in the world, with an estimated 1.3 billion people currently thought to be undocumented, a status that can seriously hinder the ability to access vital government services.” Geneva-based WISeKey has announced a new “Universal Decentralized…

German Blockchain Not-for-Profit Exploring Smart City Applications of Palm Vein Tech

German Blockchain Not-for-Profit Exploring Smart City Applications of Palm Vein Tech

“In smart city applications, such biometric scans would be linked to distributed ledger systems to deliver immutable audit trails, with the IOTA Foundation highlighting applications in data centers, airports, and stadiums.” A Berlin-based not-for-profit focused on the promotion of blockchain technology is exploring the use of palm vein biometrics for authentication of individuals in Smart…

New Partnership Enables Naked Cryptocurrency Payments

New Partnership Enables Naked Cryptocurrency Payments

Singapore-based naked payments pioneer Touché has teamed up with a Luxembourg-based blockchain platform to offer a simplified means of in-store purchases using cryptocurrency. The system is of course based on Touché’s biometric payments concept, which revolves around linking users’ fingerprints to their payment accounts to allow them to make purchases with a simple fingerprint scan — and…

Gigzi Iris Protects Cryptocurrency with Biometrics

Gigzi Iris Protects Cryptocurrency with Biometrics

“As a cryptocurrency user, I know that account security is paramount.”- El Asmar, CEO, Gigzi IriTech has teamed up with a cryptocurrency platform to develop a new iris-based security solution for its end users. Based in London, Gigzi is developing a blockchain-based cryptocurrency called Gigzi Black. It also offers digital currencies called Gigzi Metal that…

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based 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…

Naked Payments Tested at KDDI Store and Mr. Donut Shop

Naked Payments Tested at KDDI Store and Mr. Donut Shop

” Unlike other nascent naked payments technologies aimed at directly linking consumers’ biometric data to their payment accounts, Hitachi’s system revolved around coupons, allowing participants to dispense with the actual paper, and helping merchants to ensure that coupon use is accurately tracked and accounted for.” Hitachi and Japanese telecom KDDI have conducted a trial of…

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

A new startup is looking to blockchain and biometrics to enable decentralized app development. Called iTrue Limited, the Hong Kong-based firm is taking the Nuggets approach to user data. Like the Nuggets platform, iTrue incentivizes users to share their personal data by rewarding them for doing so with its ITU cryptocurrency tokens. But they can…

Veridium Announces Support for Sovrin Blockchain Identity Platform

Veridium Announces Support for Sovrin Blockchain Identity Platform

Veridium has become a backer of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology. Administrated by the non-profit Sovrin Foundation, the platform is envisioned as a kind of global, public utility that is independent of government and business interests. The Sovrin Network is meant to store end user information on a distributed ledger,…

Hoyos Challenges Hackers to Steal Its Cryptocurrency

Hoyos Challenges Hackers to Steal Its Cryptocurrency

Hoyos Integrity Corporation is challenging hackers to steal its RISEN cryptocurrency tokens. One hundred million dollars’ worth of the RSN tokens have been loaded by the company into a public cryptocurrency wallet, and Hoyos has issued its public address and its private key. The company is banking on its biometric security, with its H-RISEN biometric…

Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics is often defined or described as the measurement of the body related to human characteristics; however, homo sapiens aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom to which biometric measurements have been applied. From farming, to conservation of endangered specifies, to finding a lost family pet – biometrics have been applied to a whole…

OneLogin Adds Blockchain Functionality to its Access Management Solution

OneLogin Adds Blockchain Functionality to its Access Management Solution

OneLogin has teamed up with ShoCard to bring blockchain technology to its access management solution. The blockchain functionality comes by way of ShoCard’s ShoBadge enterprise solution, which stores users’ personal identification data in a blockchain ledger. ShoBadge has been integrated into OneLogin’s Unified Access Management platform, which leverages biometrics, geo-fencing, and other factors to regulate…

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

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