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Mark Straub · 30 July 2019
To deliver for our Partners and users, we have to make face recognition work no matter what environment they find themselves in, whether they are ordering a taxi at night in Lagos or applying for a loan from the back of a bumpy Matatu in Nairobi’s morning rush hour.
Mark Straub · 25 April 2019
A country of 1.3M people built an ID system called “e-Estonia” that enables secure, electronic voting from home and allows even non-citizens to become e-citizens in order to incorporate new companies and bank accounts in Estonia.
Mark Straub · 4 March 2019
What makes an identity system “good?”. Digital identity is simultaneously becoming a hot topic in the global development community and in high technology circles — a rare coincidence.
Mark Straub · 18 February 2019
Following a global trend in venture activity, much of the investment into Africa has been into “Fintech.” In 2017, Fintech startups took home nearly a third of all African venture funding.
Mark Straub · 12 February 2019
As we’re building Smile Identity, I am often asked why we focus on markets outside the United States when identity and security are now such big topics in the U.S.
Mark Straub · 11 February 2019
As we get further into 2019, we’ll take a look at Africa’s Fintech sector, which is experiencing some of the fastest growth. We’ll cover the specific problems that leading fintechs are solving and how #digital identity, #GoodID and #KYC are key enablers of the financial inclusion behind Africa’s growth.