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Banks embrace biometrics to boost security, convenience

July 25, 2016
"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.

Log in with your wrist: Windows Hello to support wearables

June 2, 2016
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.

The best bets to protect you from lazy passwords

April 12, 2016
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: Keeping its Finger on Toronto’s Entrepreneurial Pulse

March 21, 2016
Nymi's first product - The Nymi Band - is a wearable device that delivers biometrically secured, continuous authentication experiences.

Nymi CTO: Why Nymi Band is for business not consumers – yet

March 9, 2016
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 Band™ to Enable Physical Access, Logical Access and Contactless Payments Using NXP Semiconductors' Secure Element Technology

March 9, 2016
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 unveils 'selfie' security checks, says heartbeat authentication could follow

February 25, 2016
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.

Your Heartbeat Is the Only Password You'll Ever Need

February 25, 2016
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.

Karl Martin Talks Nymi's DNA As Company Preps For New CEO and New Round

January 19, 2016
BetaKit sat down with Martin for an extended interview on the thought process and logistics behind the decision, what the past year has meant for Nymi, and what comes next.

Here’s What Can Happen When a Startup Stays out of Silicon Valley

January 19, 2016
As the founder of a Toronto-based tech startup, it’s not uncommon to get this question. But does location really make a difference in a startup world dominated by products purchased and delivered via the Internet?

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