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This week, SEAN BACHER highlights the Global Fintech Hackcelerator, Fortnite’s skin for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Standard Bank and iiDENTIFii’s partnership, WRAPP and Zulzi’s latest expansion.

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Fortnite skin for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 users 

After the launch of the Galaxy Note10, Samsung is continuing its partnership with Fortnite developer Epic Games, releasing an exclusive in-game Glow skin available for almost all Galaxy devices. The design of the Glow skin is derived from the Galaxy Note10’s Aura Glow colour, inspired by the reflective light of a prism

Since launching in 2017, the game has become a cultural phenomenon, reaching more than 250 million registered players at the beginning of 2019 and generating over $2-billion worldwide across all platforms. The partnership provides Samsung with store exclusivity, with the Android version of the game only available through the Galaxy Store and Epic Games website.

Platform: Samsung Devices running the latest Android iOS

Expect to pay: A free download

Stockists: Download the skin here  

Standard Bank partners with iiDENTIFii

Standard Bank has partnered with iiDENTIFii, a Cape Town-based technology company that enables remote biometric digital authentication and automated on-boarding. 

By using the iiDENTIFii solution across the bank’s existing product and service offerings, Standard Bank says, it is shifting to branchless banking and meeting customers’ demands for simple, secure and friction-free banking. 

This technology also allows all consumers, irrespective of demography or location, to enjoy the benefits of banking services that, for some, were previously unattainable. Now, through digital banking, it puts the customer on a more equitable playing field by allowing them access to these services.

Standard Bank also recently launched its MyMo account, a new low-cost account which rewards customers with free mobile data on registration. With the iiDENTIFii solution embedded, customers can open this account via their mobile phones without having to go into a branch. 

Using a mobile phone and an official identity document, the iiDENTIFii  technology platform does four critical things: 

  • It proves that the person is alive, therefore enabling strong authentication and far outperforming gesture-based and parallax technologies
  • It matches the selfie the user has taken with the image on their ID document
  • The data is extracted off the identity document – including the person’s name, surname and ID number
  • All the data is then matched with a facial biometric at an issuing authority or government department (i.e. Home Affairs). 

To find out more about iiDENTIFii, click here.

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