Blockchain Meets Biometrics: HYPR Corp. and BitGo Announce Partnership
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO – March 1, 2016 – A new partnership announced today between HYPR Corp. and BitGo, Inc. extends biometric authentication to the blockchain space to secure digital assets, cryptocurrency, identities and private keys.
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BitGo and HYPR Announce New Partnership
This alliance of key players brings together biometric security with the blockchain, a continuously growing public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions that have ever been executed.
BitGo secures over $1 billion per month in digital assets with over 10,000 transactions on any given day – a staggering figure for any startup. HYPR enables enterprises to keep encrypted biometric data decentralized, offline and out of hackers’ reach. The introduction of HYPR’s decentralized biometric security platform to the digital asset space alongside BitGo enables an unprecedented push towards enhanced usability and security across blockchain-centric use cases.
The BitGo-HYPR partnership will enhance customer experience and security needs on both sides of the fence for use cases such as: decentralized identity, streamlined UX through HYPR-Secure biometric login, and the integration of BitGo’s multi-signature platform for HYPR customers.
This partnership will help enable financial institutions adopting blockchain and biometric security technologies to reduce friction for their customers by providing one integrated solution rather than a disjointed combination of solutions. With this partnership comes the adoption of Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security standards, signifying a major push by a digital currency giant towards the FIDO protocol.
George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR Corp. said:
“It’s astounding how often our enterprise clients request a solution for blockchain security upon integration of our technology. BitGo and HYPR share a common view of the importance of decentralized security protocols. I cannot imagine a better team to partner with.”
Mike Belshe, CEO, BitGo, said:
“All of our customers are asking how to use biometric security to protect their digital assets. The HYPR team has been laser focused on this and provides a great solution for us.”
About HYPR Corp.
HYPR decentralizes the storage of biometric data to enable secure password-less authentication across mobile, desktop and IoT systems. Enterprises integrate HYPR into existing architectures to provide a password-less experience for employees and customers. As a fully interoperable solution, users may choose from a variety of biometric authentication methods by leveraging existing fingerprint sensors, cameras and microphones on mobile devices. HYPR is readily available as a cross-platform SDK for BYOD deployment, or as a tamper-proof security token for mission-critical settings.
About BitGo, Inc.
BitGo is the leading Bitcoin security platform and a pioneer of multi-sig technology. The company offers an enterprise-grade, multi-sig, multi-user Bitcoin wallet, as well as API access to its underlying security platform. BitGo was founded by Mike Belshe, Ben Davenport, and Will O’Brien, veterans in online security, digital currency, and financial technology. Investors and advisors include elite Silicon Valley venture capitalists and angels, and Bitcoin industry insiders who have backed successful companies like PayPal, Netscape, Red Hat, Proofpoint, Verisign, Juniper Networks, Yammer, and Tesla.