Blockchain, biometrics, and the future of financial services

This is a guest post by James Stickland, CEO of Veridium. Continued innovation in financial services is driving more banks to take a closer look at digital currencies like Bitcoin. With more consumers and enterprises embracing this new trend, it is essential for financial institutions to get on board and fully understand the impact that digital currencies and the related technology of blockchain will have on their operations and security. So what is blockchain? Why are banks embracing this technology?

Veridium presenting its mobile banking solution at FinovateEurope

Veridium CEO James Stickland will be demonstrating the company‚Äôs proprietary biometrics technology, 4 Finger TouchlessID, as part of its mobile banking solution at FinovateEurope 2017 in London next week. The company’s end-to-end, biometrics-based authentication solution for the enterprise, VeridiumID, gives customers the ability to log on quickly and securely using their biometrics, while banks and financial institutions can reduce the risk of fraudulent transactions and reduce the costs associated with resetting passwords. FinovateEurope gives financial institutions, fintech companies, and industry

Veridium appoints fintech veteran to drive company growth

Biometrics software startup Veridium has announced the appointment of James Stickland as new CEO. Stickland is a seasoned financial technology industry executive with decades of experience and has served in senior executive roles for HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and Cisco, where he specialized in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating innovation within emerging technology portfolios. He most recently served as managing director of U.K.-based fintech firm Red Deer Systems. As Veridium CEO, Stickland will be primarily focused on driving