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INTERVIEW: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai

INTERVIEW: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai

Having started up in 2012 as the brainchild of a few Oxford graduates, Onfido has in recent years established itself as a leading provider of biometric authentication technology. The company takes a selfie-based approach that has become particularly popular over the last couple of years, enabling identity verification with a combination of facial recognition and…

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its 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 Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to 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’s Proof App Combines Government IDs with Selfie Authentication

Ipsidy’s Proof App Combines Government IDs with Selfie Authentication

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…

2nd Address Boosts Trust With Onfido Identity Verification

2nd Address Boosts Trust With Onfido Identity Verification

“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,…

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Scores 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…

DERMALOG and IDnow Collaborate On AutoIdent Security Platform

DERMALOG and IDnow Collaborate On AutoIdent Security Platform

Two of Germany’s leading biometrics companies are teaming up to launch a secure identification platform for mobile devices. Created by DERMALOG and IDnow, AutoIdent is a mobile app that uses facial recognition technology to authenticate users. It offers all of the familiar benefits of biometric authentication, delivering a high level of security and fraud prevention…

Onfido Announces Paris Office as Part of France Expansion Effort

Onfido Announces Paris Office as Part of France Expansion Effort

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…

IDEMIA, Onfido Join Forces On Selfie Authentication

IDEMIA, Onfido Join Forces On Selfie Authentication

“…Onfido’s incorporation of document reading and its 2D face scanning system’s wide-ranging compatibility could enable IDEMIA to better meet the financial services sector’s growing KYC and AML needs.” IDEMIA is enhancing its selfie-based authentication offerings through a new partnership with Onfido. The latter has established itself over the past several months as a leading provider…

Onfido Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Onfido Now Accepts 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…

Jumio Helps Casumo Comply with KYC for Online Gambling

Jumio Helps Casumo Comply with KYC for Online Gambling

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…

Authentication Collaboration Combines Facial Recognition with Barcode Scanning

Authentication Collaboration Combines Facial Recognition with Barcode Scanning

“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…

Japanese Bank Plans to Deploy Face-Scanning ATMs

Japanese Bank Plans to Deploy Face-Scanning ATMs

“Seven Bank’s aim is to use the biometric technology for customer verification, and even to enable new customers to open bank accounts using the ATM.” An online-focused Japanese bank is preparing to introduce facial recognition at its real-world ATMs, reports The Japan Times. Seven Bank’s aim is to use the biometric technology for customer verification,…

Yoti Helps Jägermeister with Online Alcohol Sales

Yoti Helps Jägermeister with Online Alcohol Sales

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…

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…

Yoti’s Research Into Charity Sector Yields Surprising Results

Yoti’s Research Into Charity Sector Yields Surprising Results

“…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 Makes the REGTECH100 List for the Second Year in a Row

Jumio Makes the REGTECH100 List for the Second Year in a Row

“…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…

FacePhi Partners with Garantizar, Reinforcing its Position in Latin America

FacePhi Partners with Garantizar, Reinforcing its Position in Latin America

“With this agreement, Garantizar has become the seventh Argentinian company to embrace FacePhi’s biometric authentication technology, with the broader Latin American region representing its core market.” FacePhi has further reinforced its position in Latin America, and particularly Argentina, with its latest partnership. The company has been contracted to provide biometric identification technology to Garantizar. The…

Nuance to Sell Document Imaging Arm, Focus on Voice and AI

Nuance to Sell Document Imaging Arm, Focus on Voice and AI

Nuance Communications has signed an agreement to sell its Document Imaging division to Kofax, an automation software provider based in California. The deal is valued at $400 million in total. In a statement announcing the agreement, Nuance explained that selling off the Document Imaging division “enables Nuance to focus the business entirely on its conversational…

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