GDPR & Online Identity Proofing: An Inconvenient Truth

Coming into effect on May 25th, GDPR represents a significant sea change in terms of data privacy and data protection and designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. This webinar provides actionable guidance on how to determine if your selected data processors are, in fact, fully compliant, how processes have been vetted and guiding you to ask the right questions in order to provide you a little peace of mind. Hearfrom Jumio, Fintrail and leading banks discuss the challenges – and opportunities – of GDPR within the digital identity sector.

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  • Two-time Best of Show winner Finn.ai launches Spanish-speaking virtual banking assistant with Nicaragua’s biggest bank, Banpro.
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  • Former LinkedIn executive, Emilie Choi, joins Coinbase as VP of Corporate and Business Development.
  • Kabbage and Citi commit to new cybersecurity-based consortium for fintechs and data aggregators established by the World Economic Forum.
  • Onboarding friction and security concerns remain as obstacles to wider mobile banking adoption for consumers across age groups according to joint review by Javelin and identify verification specialist Jumio.

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  • Fiserv sells 55% of Lending Solutions business to Warburg Pincus.
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Jumio Partners with Byteball to Bring KYC to ICO Issuers

When the gold rush is on, popular wisdom says it is often a better business strategy to sell picks and shovels to the miners than to go into business as a miner oneself. Best of Show winner Jumio is the latest fintech to lend its expertise to the world of cryptocurrencies with its newly-announced partnership with cryptocurrency platform, Byteball.

“ICOs have transformed the financial arena as an alternative means for listing companies to raise funds for development projects or to launch new businesses,” Jumio VP of Product Philipp Pointner said. “However, as they are currently unregulated and, as transactions in cryptocurrencies are, by their nature, anonymous, regulatory bodies are becoming increasingly concerned that they provide an avenue for money laundering and other financial crime.”

Byteball provides a distributed, decentralized platform to give clients launching initial coin offerings (ICOs) security against fraud. The platform will use Jumio’s identity verification solution, Netverify, to help ICO operators ensure the people they are dealing with are who they say they are. Netverify uses both ID Verification and biometric Identity Verification to make the process as friction-free as possible for users, while helping ICO issuers become “proactively compliant” with what the company called “imminent regulatory guidelines.”

“By partnering with Jumio, we bring identity to the distributed ledger, both for ICOs and other financial transactions, creating strong connections between the crypto and the real world,” Byteball founder Tony Churyumoff said. “For end users, we offer them a sovereign identity that is totally private, secure, and incredibly easy to use. For business, it is an opportunity to build applications that leverage the identity layer that were not possible before.”

ICO participants on Byteball’s platform will scan a government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Once the document is verified – Netverify authenticates in real-time – the participant will submit a live selfie which is analyzed by the platform’s Face Match technology. The combined approach makes sure that the selfie image is a match with the ID document, and that both the selfie and the document are physically present at the time of verification.

Jumio added that it is looking at other ways to collaborate with Byteball in the future, such as providing identity verification for credit card payments and lending.

Founded in 2010 and based in Palo Alto, California, Jumio demonstrated its Netverify Document Verification platform at FinovateSpring 2017. Last month, the company announced a partnership with socially-responsible financial health company Meed to provide identity verification and document verification services. Also in December, Jumio Business Development Manager Gordon Harrison participated in our webinar, Solving the Identity Problem for PSD2 and GDPR.

Jumio has raised more than $55 million in funding, $40 million of which was picked up before the company was acquired by Centana Growth Partners in May 2016. Stephen Stuut is CEO.

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  • YellowDog celebrates 3 years, shares how it went from 1 to 17 employees, from £0 to £2.8 million in funding, and 4 awards. YellowDog will demo at FinovateEurope in March.
  • Computer Weekly interviews Tink CEO Daniel Kjellén, one of our featured speakers at FinovateEurope in London.

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Meed Leverages ID Verification Solutions from Jumio to Serve the Underbanked

Identity verification innovator Jumio is teaming up with Santa Monica, California-based fintech Meed. The Finovate Best of Show winner will provide the Meed with ID verification, identity verification, and document verification services to accompany Meed’s suite of financial services.

“Our innovative business model puts a premium on global coverage, KYC/AML compliance and a seamless customer experience,” Meed Chief Operating and Technology Officer Stephen Landry said. “We looked at many providers, but found the Jumio solution to be superior based (on) the quality of their global footprint and the sophistication and accuracy of their biometric-based identity verification.”

Jumio leverages biometric facial recognition, machine learning, and human review to provide ID verification, KYC and AML services to companies in the financial services, higher education, retail, and sharing economy industries. To date, the company has verified almost 100 million identities issued by more than 200 countries from real time online and mobile transactions.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of GlobeOne, Meed is a socially-responsible financial health firm that partners with banks and other FIs to deliver financial services to the underbanked. The company will deploy Jumio’s Netverify solutions to verify the authenticity of government-issued ID, as well as the digital identities of new users. Successfully authenticated users are then routed swiftly and directly to regional member banks. The company is active in Vietnam and plans to expand to the United States and Latin America in 2018. Les Riedl is CEO.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Jumio demonstrated its Netverify Document Verification solution at FinovateSpring 2017. The technology enables users to scan a wide variety of documents even when those documents are folded, crumbled, or wrinkled. Jumio teamed up with Plynk in August, providing identity verification for the European money messaging app and partnered with Branddocs TrustCloud, bringing its technology to Spain and Latin America. Named to the European Fintech 100 this fall, Jumio unveiled eyeball tracking as a new aspect of Netverify’s “liveness” check in July and announced a collaboration with Monzo in June. Jumio was acquired by Centana Growth Partners in May 2016 for $850,000.