Biometrics are FinTech’s BFF. But Karl Martin, Nymi founder and CTO, says that the only truly reliable biometric is the heartbeat, since, among other things, it says that the consumer is alive. In this issue of the Digital Identity Tracker, Martin makes his case about how authentication is only a heartbeat away. That and the latest rankings of more than 65 players in the digital identity space awai
"People are having to jump through more and more hoops to create a secure authentication," says Karl Martin, founder of Nymi, a Toronto-based startup that created a wristband that can identify its wearer based on their electrocardiogram, or the electrical activity of their heart.
Forget typing long and complicated passwords, Microsoft wants to make it easier and quicker for you to log in to your PC. And soon, you'll be able to do it from your wrist.
Toronto start-up Nymi uses your unique heartbeat for authentication with its $149 wearable band, currently in beta. Confirm your identity once, and then go through your day without worrying.
Nymi's first product - The Nymi Band - is a wearable device that delivers biometrically secured, continuous authentication experiences.
With 2016 set to be the year of tech companies making waves in payments, we chatted to Nymi founder and CTO Karl Martin to find out how the Nymi Band fits into the new world of wearables.
Nymi™ and NXP Semiconductors are proud to announce a collaboration at this week's RSA Conference to demo physical access, logical access and contactless payment capabilities of Nymi's upcoming product release, the Nymi Band -- a wearable device that delivers secure, persistent authentication solutions to the enterprise.
MasterCard did its first trials with heartbeat recognition late last year using the Nymi Band. Now, it's completed trials using the device in both Canada and the Netherlands, and says the reactions were very positive.
Bloomberg Brink host Amber Mac discovers the secret behind a technology-infused wristband that uses the wearer’s unique heartbeat to make passwords a thing of the past.

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