Nymi: Wearable Authentication

If you had one device that could log into all your electronics automatically, allowing you to make electronic payments more securely based on your heart beat rhythms, would you use it? That's the question a startup named Nymi is asking—and a lot of other companies are watching. The company began its life in 2011 using a biometric electrocardiogram developed at the University of Toronto. ... » read more

Beyond Chip Card Migration

Payment card usage is on the rise globally and with it the adoption of smart card technology. Globally, cards remain the preferred non-cash payment instrument with a market share of more than 55%. Consider that even during the height of the financial crisis from 2008 to 2009 transaction volumes on debit and credit cards were still increasing by nearly +10% (compared to +15% from 2007 to 2008). ... » read more