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Banks Work with Fintechs to Counter ‘Deepfake’ Fraud

“Banks and fintech groups are setting up partnerships to combat the use of doctored video and audio content by fraudsters, as research shows such ‘deepfake’ crimes are the biggest worry among customers. HSBC this week became the latest bank to sign up to a biometric identification system, developed by technology firm Mitek and offered through […]
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This Startup Is Helping Local Stores ID Customers During COVID-19

“Pure play ecommerce outlets have spent years developing systems to manage transactions and verify customer identities, but most retailers on Main Street are accustomed to seeing shoppers in person and visually checking IDs. A San Francisco-based startup called Persona is offering to help those local businesses adapt by giving away its online ID verification service […]
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Credit Union Provider CULedger Goes Live With Blockchain Identity

“Initially launched as a blockchain consortium of U.S. credit unions, CULedger later became a credit union service organization (CUSO). Last year, the firm raised $10 million in Series A funding.  MemberPass is the rebranded version of CULedger’s flagship product MyCUID , the KYC-backed digital identity solution. It enables members to control their identity and securely […]
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IDology’s ExpectID to Offer Integrated Global Capabilities, Enabling Secure and Frictionless Identity Verification Across Borders

“IDology , a GBG company, today announced that its ExpectID solution will incorporate additional countries from North America, South America and Europe. By internationalizing the leading identity verification platform, multi-national organizations will be able to verify and authenticate more customers safely, in real time and without friction.  ExpectID uses an innovative, multi-layered process to access thousands of data sources […]
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CULedger Completes Blockchain Identity Pilot With Three US Credit Unions

“CULedger claims that MyCUID users can verify their identity by using a biometric function on their smart phone, such as voice, fingerprint or facial recognition. The vendor says that data from its pilot indicated that the average time to verify a member’s identity had been reduced from the industry average of more than 50 seconds […]

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Boku Partners With French Carriers to Launch Mobile Identity Services in France

“Boku Inc., (AIM: BOKU ), the world’s leading provider of mobile payment and identity solutions, and French mobile services providers SFR, Orange and Bouygues Telecom, today announced that they have signed a partnership to launch mobile identity products aimed at protecting consumers against cyber-hacks, account takeover attacks, SIM swap attacks, and other forms of digital […]
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Ten Spanish companies join forces to promote digital identity using blockchain technology

“Ten leading Spanish companies are working together to develop a self-managed digital identity model with blockchain technology, which will bring Spain to the fore in this kind of development.  The project, including Banco Santander, Bankia, BME, CaixaBank, Inetum, Liberbank, Línea Directa Aseguradora, Mapfre, Naturgy and Repsol, and also the Alastria consortium, will give users control […]
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Kount Unveils Identity Trust Global Network With New Adaptive AI Technology, Largest Data Network of Trust and Fraud Signals, and User Experience Engine

“Kount , the leading AI-driven fraud prevention solution, today unveiled its Identity Trust Global Network, flipping the script on fraud management from just blocking bad transactions to empowering organizations to unlock previously untapped revenue streams through delivering personalized user experiences. Identity Trust is the ability to establish a real-time level of trust for each identity […]
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Mastercard Brings Digital Identity to Real World Tests

“The pilot program will test a new way for people to prove their identity without having to carry multiple documents. Instead, the model allows the data to sit with its rightful owner – the user. It will activate a distributed model that blends information stored on an individual’s mobile device and verified by additional reference […]