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Estonia proposes ‘estcoin’ cryptocurrency with government-backed initial coin offering

Building on the back of its popular e-residency program, Estonia is now looking to offer its own cryptocurrency, proposing the world's first government initial...

Kenya’s student identity system seeks to improve education, reduce costs

Kenya is set to launch a new national identity system for all students in late September, allowing officials to track funds and cut costs...

OWI Labs op-ed: China’s tech titans spread wings as regulators bare teeth

In OWI's analyst op-ed series, the OWI Labs team breaks down the latest news with an inside look at the identity industry dynamics we're...

Equifax buys Watchdog for $63M, digi.me and Personal merge: Friday Deal Book for 8/18/2017

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements in the identity industry. Here’s a quick peek...

Singapore bank pushes cashless transactions to elementary school children with free smartwatches

In an effort to encourage adoption of cashless transactions in Singapore, local bank POSB has launched a new "Smart Buddy" program, offering contactless payments...

Push to stop white supremacist fundraising faces identity challenge

In the wake of the Charlottesville racist demonstrations and domestic terror attack perpetrated by white nationalist groups, financial institutions and service providers find themselves...

Lawsuit could pave new way for consumers to combat false online reports

In a ruling that could have far reaching implications for control and accuracy of identifiable data, a federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit...

Brexit prompts UK businesses to turn to Estonia’s e-residency program

Britain's split from the European Union has prompted business owners to apply to Estonia's e-residency program, allowing them to continue to conduct business across...

Socure secures $13.9M, Railsbank raises $1.2M: Friday Deal Book for 8/11/2017

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements in the identity industry. Here’s a quick peek...

Illinois will use blockchain to verify credentials of medical licenses

The state of Illinois will use blockchain to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the state's medical credentialing process, potentially making it easier to...
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