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Entrust to offer digital-first payment solutions via Antelop acquisition

Antelop and Entrust digital first cobrand with 2 women using smartphones

PARTNER NEWS: The acquisition of Antelop Solutions by Entrust will enable the development of more comprehensive solutions for the issuance of both digital and physical payment cards and offer customers “true digital-first payment credentials with physical card synergies that fully align with consumer expectations for simplicity and security,” the companies have revealed... More


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NFCW to host Contactless World Congress

Contactless World Congress logo

NFCW is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Contactless World Congress, a new kind of event that will bring together innovators, policy makers and technical experts from across the globe to share the latest thinking on how to build a contactless world — online, year-round, with no travel required... More



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Agreements reveal Apple’s requirements for US states launching digital IDs in Wallet

Apple Wallet with digital ID on iPhone and Apple Watch

Memorandums of agreement between Apple and some of the US states due to offer digital identity documents in Wallet reveal that the states are required to cover the cost of systems for issuing the digital credentials and that Apple retains control over when the service launches, which devices are compatible with it and the right to review and approve how it is marketed... More


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Major banks, retailers and fintechs to support rollout of national QR payments and rewards system in Australia

Mobile phone showing Eftpos eQR-branded QR code

Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank as well as supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths and fintechs Azupay, Beem It and Merchant Warrior have confirmed they will support the rollout of the national QR payments and rewards platform developed by Australia’s Eftpos payments system... More



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French government to let citizens scan NFC eID cards to access secure online services

France's CNIE electronic ID card

French citizens will soon be able to verify their identity when accessing a range of secure online services — including opening a bank account, filing a tax return and paying for their health insurance — by scanning their updated Carte Nationale d’Identité Électronique (CNIE) eID card with their NFC-enabled smartphone... More



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Australia pilots NFC-enabled digital visa app

Australia's digital visa app lets travellers prove their identity by scanning their passport with an NFC phone.

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is piloting an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) app that enables eligible travellers to apply for an electronic visa to enter the country and authenticate their identity credentials by scanning their passport with an NFC-enabled mobile device... More




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PBOC: Chinese consumers will be able to store their digital currency in both physical and digital wallets

Front of the PBOC building, Beijing

Chinese consumers can now open digital yuan wallets using different levels of customer identification depending on the transaction and balance limits they require and can activate wallets “with the lowest authority” with just their mobile phone number in line with the “principle of controllable anonymity”, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has revealed... More





Israel rolls out vaccine certification app

Israek Covid-19 vaccine certification

Israeli citizens who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine or recovered from the illness can now prove their status using a government-issued Green Pass vaccine certification app on their mobile devices... More


Germany to launch digital ID cards in autumn 2021

German digital ID card

German citizens will be able to securely store a digital version of their government-issued ID card on their smartphone from the autumn of 2021, the German government’s Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community has announced... More