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Nymi testing biometrically-authenticated wearable payments with MasterCard, TD

December 16, 2015
Toronto’s Nymi is already working on the next generation of wearables technology with a pilot project to complete credit card payments using a wearable with the credentials biometrically authenticated by a heartbeat.


December 16, 2015
Toronto-based wearable startup Nymi announced this morning that it has completed something that, just a few years ago, would have been considered science fiction.

Nymi Band Can Now Authenticate Payments With Your Heartbeat

December 16, 2015
Nymi announced that it has partnered with Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank Group and Mastercard to make, for the first time ever, a wearable credit card payment authenticated by a person’s heartbeat.

Nymi Band uses your heartbeat to secure mobile payments

December 16, 2015
What you've probably not yet witnessed is someone making a secure payment with a tap of the wrist and biometric, heartbeat authentication. But if Canadian company Nymi has its way, you will.

Nymi, TD and MasterCard Announce World's First Biometrically Authenticated Wearable Payment Using Your Heartbeat

December 16, 2015
Nymi™, in collaboration with TD Bank Group (TD) and MasterCard®, today announced the completion of the world's first biometrically authenticated, wearable credit card payment using one's heartbeat.

Video: CBC & Nymi Band Feature

January 20, 2016
Watch: Paying for goods with your heartbeat.

Credit card companies, banks piloting biometric authentication technologies

December 16, 2015
Customers will soon be able to select various biometric options, including fingerprint, iris or even heartbeat recognition, to authorize a payment or perform another financial transaction.

How to Make Two-Factor Authentication Work for You

December 16, 2015
In this article, I explain why two-factor authentication is useful and how you can use it in a way that neutralizes those excuses. And don't worry. You won't have to buy a fancy new iris-scanning device to do it.

Passwords must die

December 16, 2015
Biometric sensors still aren't perfect — as those of you who've struggled with faulty fingerprint readers already know, but they're getting a lot better. Plus, there is a whole raft of new biometric technologies on their way, including facial recognition using 3-D cameras like Intel's RealSense, iris scanning using the camera built into your smartphone or other device, and even wearables like the long-awaited Nymi Band, which can identify you through an electrocardiogram of your heartbeat captured via a simple wristband.

Britain’s Halifax bank uses Nymi to identify in a heartbeat

December 16, 2015
The Halifax bank in the UK has been working with Canadian firm Nymi on a biometric pilot using the latter’s ECG-reading wearable to authenticate online banking.