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Veridium Teams with Blockchain Banking Startup to Trial Biometric Platform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Veridium Teams with Blockchain Banking Startup to Trial Biometric Platform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Veridium has teamed up with a South Africa-based digital financial services platform to work on a pilot program that could extend access to financial services to many of the unbanked individuals in sub-Saharan countries. Like another startup that trialed a digital banking platform in Africa earlier this year, Humaniq, Veridium’s new partner, Wala, seeks 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…

Bitcoin Exchange Gets Biometric Authentication

Bitcoin Exchange Gets Biometric Authentication

A cryptocurrency exchange service is taking advantage of biometrics to foster a sense of security among users. The service, Coinbase, facilitates the trade of the Bitcoin and Ethereum digital currencies. The company says that because the value of these currencies is determined by the free online market, there’s a heightened risk of fraud, and as…