August 23, 2016 -
This is surprising considering that the focus of this year’s event is on blockchain technology, fraud prevention, and wealth management, along with other financial services.
KYC-Chain uses biometrics, distributed ledger technology, and other emerging technologies to accurately identify users when they sign into their account.
A distributed ledger allows the company to ensure a greater level of transparency, while maintaining the private nature of the information.
This type of solution is particularly useful for front line sales and compliance officers in onboarding retail clients as they can perform the processes in a cost-effective way while providing continuous interaction.
In addition, they can communicate with other financial institutions in a secure and consumer-focused encrypted environment.
Many banks around the world have already begun using blockchain technology as it can help improve their overall operations, and when combined with biometrics, it can create innovative solutions.
All eight startup finalists will be mentored by financial services executives during a 12-week period.
At the end of the program, five of the eight startups will get a chance to present their concept to financial industry execs and potential investors.