Validity buys BriteVerify, ShoCard & OneLogin build blockchain IDs, Emailage expands to Asia: Friday Deal Book for 06/15/2015

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements from across the identity industry. This week, Validity acquires email verification network BriteVerify, ShoCard and OneLogin announce a new blockchain-based team-up, Emailage comes to the Asia-Pacific region, and more.

Validity strengthens data integrity platform with acquisition of BriteVerify

Validity specializes in data quality and compliance, and the purchase of BriteVerify will help improve its data integrity platform. BriteVerify has more than 20,000 customers around the world, including brands such as Oracle, MailChimp, ReturnPath, Marketo, and Salesforce. Its technology allows companies to verify over 500 million email addresses each month. Validity’s purchase comes on the heels of the acquisition of CRMfusion, which provides data quality software for customers. [Read more]

ShoCard, OneLogin partner for combined unified access management

The UAM offering will utilize blockchain-based identity services for best-in-class security and privacy, the companies said. ShoCard specializes in blockchain-based identity management, while OneLogin is a UAM provider. The partnership will allow both parties to provide clients blockchain-based multifactor authentication technology. OneLogin is now integrated with ShoCard’s enterprise-level product, ShoBadge. [Read more]

Emailage expands to Asia-Pacific

The fraud prevention and email risk assessment company will now offer its support for online retailers to companies across the Asia-Pacific region. The company said the APAC region is a focus for growth due to rising rates of online fraud. According to recent data from Experian, one in five customers in the region have been victims of fraud. Emailage also plans to double the size of its product team by the end of this year. [Read more]

Worldpay and Idemia pilot ‘Motion Code’ payment card

The new dynamic payment debit card fights against card not present fraud by replacing the CVV code on the back of the card with a small e-paper display. This allows the security code to be constantly changing. The partnership makes Worldpay the first payment processor in the U.S. to incorporate the technology into its platform. [Read more]

Zurich Insurance Group buys into CoverWallet

The investment comes after a commercial partnership between the two parties was announced in February. CoverWallet helps business understand, buy and manage insurance online, while Zurich is one of the largest insurance companies in the world. The previous agreement saw CoverWallet extend its U.S. platform to Europe, and enabled Zurich to provide small businesses with a platform to learn about types of policies, get quotes, purchase insurance, and manage their coverage quickly online. The terms of the investment were not disclosed, but CoverWallet raised $18.5 million in Series B funding last October, bringing its total to over $30 million. [Read more]