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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On the Need to Replace the “Filthy” Cash

On March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised the use of contactless technology for payments instead of cash as paper money could be spreading the COVID-19 virus: people should wash their hands after handling cash because COVID-19 could be…

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Mobile App for iPhone

In June 2019, Apple announced at their Developers Conference that iOS 13 would support NFC Tag Reading for ePassports and contactless identity cards: in practice, this feature is only available for iPhone 7 or up, using iOS 13.1 or up.…

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