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We’re already half-way through the year, so we want to take a second to highlight some of Civic’s biggest moments over the past six months.
From showcasing beer vending machines at SXSW to partnering with new art marketplaces, we’re leading the conversation around the future of identity. Our CEO has been featured in The NextWeb discussing how digital identity can improve elections. We signed partnerships with 12 automated retail companies responsible for more than a million connected vending machines. Civic is playing a major role in building a marketplace where identity and payments combine to boost consumer trust, improve the customer experience, and make transactions more secure.
Here are just a few of the big news stories around Civic so far this year.
This white paper was released in January 2019 as the result of a survey Blockscale Solutions sent out to a group of digital identity companies. Civic was among the companies surveyed for the final report, which laid out trends, drivers, obstacles, and potential opportunities for the identity verification market.
Some of the best examples of early adoption of digital identity verification are happening at the international level:
“Entire countries like Estonia and Pakistan with their national ID programs, and India with it’s Aadhaar platform, have successfully established large-scale national identity systems to streamline service access for their citizenry with a single ID. Aid agencies, like UNHCR, are also creating biometrically-enabled digital identities for hundreds of thousands of undocumented refugees to allow them better access to aid programs and support. They empower a user to have control over their identity claims without relying on a physical token like a document that could easily be lost, damaged, or controlled by a malevolent party....
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