Visa Enables More Cash-Free Moments in Minneapolis: Local Merchants and U.S. Bank Stadium Receive Point-of-Sale Upgrades

By | February 2, 2018

Visa teams up with Minneapolis native Larry Fitzgerald & AP Rookie of the Year Nominee Christian McCaffrey to provide select merchants and fans a fast, secure payment experience MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa (NYSE: V) today announced that it upgraded the point-of-sale (POS) terminals of select Minneapolis-based small businesses, helping create quicker, easier and more seamless payment experiences for their… Read More »

Why Making Space for Smart Cards is Essential for Blockchain App Development

By | February 2, 2018

“If you own the keys to your cryptocurrency account, your money is secure. If someone else holds the keys to your account, they own your money, too.” This popular saying by bitcoin experts warned early blockchain adopters against the risks of sharing passwords, keys and passphrases in mobile apps or cloud-based storage. Most advise in favor of keeping… Read More »

Mandatory notification of trade in IDEX

By | February 2, 2018

On 21 February 2018, primary insider of IDEX ASA, Stan Swearingen received 4,500,000 incentive subscription rights under the company’s 2017 Subscription Rights Incentive Plan. Mr Swearingen, who is currently the Chief Products Officer of IDEX, was appointed new CEO of IDEX by the Board on the same date, and the grant is related to this appointment.  The exercise… Read More »

NXP Honored as 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator

By | February 1, 2018

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has listed NXP – for the second time in a row – in its highly anticipated list of 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators. The report honors the most successful organizations in the world determined through innovative research… Read More »

Taiwan ex-ambassador becomes chief of BOCA after e-passport debacle

By | February 1, 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the e-passport debacle, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) appointed Chen Chun-shen (陳俊賢) as the new director-general of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), who took office on January 29.  “The first thing to be done is to raise the morale in the office, which will take some time. I will also examine… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition February 2018

By | February 1, 2018

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January 2017 through February 2018. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of the authors and do not necessarily… Read More »

Tanzanian President launches e-passport

By | January 31, 2018

Tanzanian President John Magufuli at a ceremony held in Dar es salaam on Wednesday launched a new e-passport for the country’s citizens.Speaking at the launch, Magufuli said it was high time the country digitalized its passports to ensure it does not fall in the wrong hands. Stressing that a lot of immigrants have been taking advantage of the… Read More »

Mobile payment with a digital credit card and girocard at German Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken

By | January 31, 2018

Munich/Wiesbaden (Germany), January 31, 2018 – In December 2017, the Cooperative Financial Network Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken in Germany started a “Family&Friends” pilot project for mobile payment via smartphones, using a digitized credit card or girocard (girocard being the most widely used payment card in Germany). This new mobile payment solution has been very well accepted, not only by the… Read More »

Gemalto’s Discovery Service boosts on-demand connectivity activation for consumer devices worldwide

By | January 31, 2018

The new solution allows users to easily activate their mobile subscription of their eSIM-enabled consumer IoT devices ​​Austin, TX,  31 January 2018 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces its newSubscription Management​ Discovery Service solution. This initiative sets new standards of freedom for all users of eSIM-connected devices, such as smartwatches, tablets, connected PCs and many more. It simplifies the customer’s… Read More »

Secure Technology Alliance Highlights Payments, Transportation and Mobile Councils Accomplishments in 2017

By | January 31, 2018

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Secure Technology Alliance Payments, Mobile and Transportation Councils had a productive year in 2017 with strong member participation, quality deliverables, and significant headway in stimulating the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure technologies in the payments space. “The industry and technology councils are a critical piece in the Alliance’s… Read More »

Tanzania Selects HID Global to Deliver e-Immigration Solution and Electronic Passports

By | January 31, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, January 31, 2018 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that the government of Tanzania has selected HID as its prime supplier for an end-to-end solution for issuing electronic passports as part of Tanzania’s transformative e-Immigration programme.  The new ePassport was unveiled publicly today as part of the inauguration of the end-to-end… Read More »

Mountain America Credit Union Becomes the First Financial Institution in USA to Trial Biometric Payment Cards

By | January 31, 2018

Mountain America Credit Union has recently announced to have partnered with VISA for the first North American trial of EMV Biometric Payment Cards. The trial, which is expected to begin late February, will be conducted among 130 key Mountain America and VISA US employees and will last for about 45 days. Mountain America will use dual interface EMV Biometric… Read More »

ID3 Technologies becomes a recognized biometric operator in Bogotá and opens a local branch

By | January 30, 2018

Since the 2nd of February 2015, id3 Technologies has been responsible for the biometric security of daily transactions made by the 1,000 solicitors’ offices in Colombia. Every month one million transactions are now processed, perfectly secured and in compliance with Colombian law, thanks to id3 Technologies fingerprint recognition and identification management solutions. The Colombian National Civil Registry office… Read More »

Indonesia – Former Home Minister Denies Involvement in Electronic ID Graft

By | January 30, 2018

Jakarta. Former Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi denied having been involved in massive graft surrounding a project to procure electronic national identity cards, known as e-KTP, as he testified at court on Monday (29/01). The Rp 5.9 trillion ($413 million) project run under Gamawan’s former office in 2011. Two of the ministry’s former officials were convicted in the graft case, which also implicated,… Read More »

IDEMIA Announces the Appointment of Yann Delabrière as New Chairman of the Group

By | January 30, 2018

COLOMBES, France IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity in an increasingly digital world, sees the chairmanship of its Supervisory Board renewed with the promotion of Yann DELABRIÈRE, former Vice-Chairman of the group. Former CEO of Faurecia and current Chairman of the Management Board of Zodiac Aerospace,Yann DELABRIERE will replace Marwan LAHOUD, who becomes Vice-Chairman of the group.… Read More »

Biometric smartcards expected to hit mass markets this year and IDEX focussing business to capture major share

By | January 30, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 30 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, continues to make strong progress in the buoyant market opportunity for biometric cards, and is re-shaping and focussing its business to ensure successful volume commercialisation.  Over the past few months, the market for smartcards with biometric sensors has reached a critical inflection point. Several of the… Read More »

Solomon Islands – E-passports processing to resume

By | January 30, 2018

In a statement, the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration confirmed the arrival of the new E-Passport books. This came after the e-passports had run out in the  Immigration Department. “New e-passport books have arrived. “Our passport division will start printing passports by Wednesday,” the statement said. It added that the ministry also apologized for any inconvenience… Read More »

Taiwan – Stickers Unveiled to ‘Fix’ Taiwan Passport Debacle

By | January 30, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs unveiled a rectified image within Taiwan’s second-generation biometric passport on Jan. 24, following a row over a design error on one of the passport’s illustrations late last year. That design malfunction in December — in which the offending page showed the United States’ Washington Dulles International Airport instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport… Read More »

Pakistan – PSP condemns NADRA’s delay in issuing ID cards

By | January 29, 2018

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Secretary General Raza Haroon on Monday condemned National Database Regulatory Authority’s (NADRA) delaying tactics regarding the issuance of National Identity Cards (NIC) to the citizens. He further stated that depriving the people of their NICs is a violation of the constitution, the rule of law and the fundamental rights. He also met with the… Read More »