Humaniq announces authentication partnership and expansion into new African markets

Humaniq has announced a partnership with authentication firm Prover to add forgery detection for video materials to its fintech platform, and also that it is launching its mobile wallet and messaging app for unbanked populations in five more countries, including Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Botswana, and Ghana.

The new launches will make Humaniq available in a total of 10 Sub-Saharan African countries.

When Humaniq app users record events and information in videos, the new partnership enables them to digitally sign the videos to verify their authenticity by moving their phone according to a swipe code provided on its screen. This generates a blockchain signature, with Prover saving the hash at the end of each recording.

“This agreement with Prover.io is a landmark partnership,” said Anton Mozgovoy, CTO Humaniq. “The Humaniq team is striving to maximize the level of users’ protection and now we are bringing additional security for our community’s lives, protecting the privacy and safety of people across Africa and giving them confidence on-line.”

Humaniq says the five nations it initially launched in in December have responded positively, and refers to estimates from The Economist Intelligence Unit that the economy of Sub-Saharan Africa will grow faster than the global average through 2021.

The company also recently added biometric authentication to its payment application.

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