From Android Pay to Fighting Crime with Biometrics: Picks of the Week

Android Pay UK Launch

Keeping up with the developments in payments, mobile banking, cyber security and other applications of biometrics and fintech isn’t easy. We’ve curated a few of our favourite stories of the week to get you up to speed.

Our highlights include the UK launch of Android Pay, the role of biometrics in fighting crime and which London fintech startup had handled over £300m of customers’ money in less than a year.

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B-Secur Named as One of Gartner’s Global Cool Vendors of 2016

Gartner - Cool Vendor 2016

Another major coup for B-Secur this month, as it’s revealed we have been chosen as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors 2016.

Gartner is one of the world’s most influential information technology research and advisory companies, and produces a a prestigious yearly report highlighting the best in disruptive and innovative technologies across the globe.

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Two Major Global Boosts for Biometrics Company B-Secur

ECG biometric security

Key Facts:

  • Every individual’s heartbeat has a completely unique electrical wave (ECG)
  • Belfast firm, B-Secur, has developed technology to use ECG as the next generation of security authentication, with applications in everything from banking to security passes and even tracking children or military personnel in the field.

B-Secur has secured two major coups within the past week which will set it among the world’s coolest technology breakthroughs.

B-Secur, whose biometric technology uses an individual’s heart beat (ECG) for security authentication, has been named as one of Gartner’s global Cool Vendors for 2016, in the same week as being accepted on to the London Stock Exchange’s (LSEG) ELITE Programme.

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