The Case for Identity in Blockchains

When more than 50% of the population owns a cryptographic identifier (National Identity Card such as the ones used in the European Union, or Biometric Passports), it’s legally and economically irrational not use then to bootstrap a blockchain, a medium…

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More countries with biometric IDs

In the last weeks, other 3 countries have announced immediate plans to introduce new biometric IDs: Belarus will start on April 30Ivory Coast has started delivering biometric national ID cards, in full compliance with the Biometric ID Card program of…

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Stricter KYC measures all over the world

As we prognosticated before (“On the Coming Crackdown on Cryptocurrencies without Identity”), there is a growing number of countries tightening their Know-Your-Customer regulations: China requires identity verification with National IDs for all blockchain usersFrance will impose mandatory KYC for all…

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More Updates to our Global Coverage

Recently, two countries have started to introduce new national biometric identity cards: Morocco: the new “Carte Nationale d’Identité Electronique” (CNIE) replaces the previous one, now with biometric photographs and NFC.Mexico: the Chamber of Deputies has approved a new “Cédula Única…

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Global Airdrops and their Regulations

Now that our technology introduces the new capability of global airdrops (i.e., massive sending of crypto-currency/tokens to anyone in the world, this new feature not being available in other blockchains), some of you have already been asking for their practical…

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Update to our Global Coverage

Since the announcement of our Testnet, a number of countries have announced that they are or will issue new identity documents that could be used on our blockchain: National Identity Cards: Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Malta, Norway and Romania. Even…

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AI Face Matching on the Mobile App

Our mobile apps for Android and iOS have been updated with a new functionality that matches your digital photograph contained within your National Identity Card or Electronic Passport with a photograph taken with your smartphone: to prevent privacy issues, your…

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Delivering the most compliant blockchain

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a 12-month review of the revised FATF standards on Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers. Noteworthy statements from this review are as follows: 35 out of 54 reporting jurisdictions advised that…

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