SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom to build blockchain-based digital ID platform

SKT teams up with Deutsche Telekom for blockchain biz — Korea Times — “SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs will work together to develop and commercialize blockchain-based mobile identification that can be utilized in various areas including access control, dealings and contracts… The firm said blockchain-based digital identification could also replace identification cards issued by the government such as passports.”



European consortium to develop pan-industry online identity platform

Master key ID platform

A group of German and other European companies including banks, vehicle manufacturers and technology providers have signed a “corresponding declaration of intent” to establish a joint, pan-industry platform that will let their customers use a “so-called master key” for registration and identification when accessing online services across a range of sectors including government, aviation and retail. More






Magyar Telekom launches NFC in Hungary

Magyar Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom and a member of the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, has launched the MobilTarca NFC mobile wallet in Hungary after a successful pilot that began in July last year... More




Wirecard adds HCE to mobile wallet platform

Wirecard

Wirecard has integrated support for host card emulation (HCE) into its mobile wallet platform, “enabling telecommunications companies, financial service providers, banks and also retailers to quickly enter the mobile payment market through near field communication.”... More



German carriers team up with MasterCard for NFC payments

Trevica

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone have connected their TSM platforms to MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform for card issuers, providing German banks with a single entry point for deploying NFC payments to 80% of the local population — and MasterCard plans to offer a similar service in other European countries this year. More








Ez-Link uses Wirecard top-ups

Singapore transportation card issuer Ez-Link is making use of Wirecard‘s mobile top-up service in its recently launched NFC application, the German payments processing specialist reports... More


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