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The start of the blockchain technology was mostly linked with the creation of cryptocurrencies. A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies. Blockchain is a system of organization of distributed databases. It consists of data structure blocks—which hold exclusively data in initial blockchain implementations. Each block contains a timestamp and information linking it to a previous block. Blockchain is a database that stores all transactions that have ever occurred in this system and all the existing data concerning these transactions. It consists of blocks of public data related to each other.
A critical problem in cyberspace is knowing with whom one is interacting. The secure transactions industry has developed methods to determine the identity of a person in digital space. Even though there are attributes associated to a person's digital identity, there might be attempts to change these attributes or even identities could be masked or dumped and new ones created. The industry has been developing many authentication systems and digital identifiers that address these issues. Solution vendors are still on an improvement path to reach global and verified identification systems, bringing solutions to privacy and security related to digital identity. So, how important is Digital Identity and what is it exactly?
The concept of smart cities links heavily to the requirements for more sustainable living. Smart cities have become a frame of reference ensuring consistency between all the modalities linking people to their wider communities and public authorities. A smart city promotes the values required to "live well together", or to "live better together."
The White Paper "mHealth market in the US at a glance" covers all segments of the mHealth market in the USA. mHealth solutions include numerous technological solutions, focusing mainly on the measurement of vital signs and health parameters, such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose level, brain activities and body temperature. mHealth is an emerging and rapidly developing field which has the potential to disrupt healthcare systems, either by delivering incremental innovations that improve existing practices, or by bringing fundamental changes that modify the way healthcare services are supplied.
The White Paper "The smart world behind the UAE" covers all segments of the secure transactions industry in UAE, and provides information about many applications. Several secure transactions projects have been put in place in the UAE, such as the eID project covering all the inhabitants of the UAE, implementation of eGates in all terminals, development of a cashless ticketing transportation system... Also, to pursue its objective of becoming a chip-manufacturing hub in the next years, the UAE has invested heavily in this industry.
This Smart Insights White Paper covering the “Mobile Payment in Greater China”, which focuses on multiple mPayments initiatives in China, driven by several stakeholders including the mobile network operators, People’s Bank of China and other players. The White Paper analyzes the mobile payment ecosystem in the country with the largest mobile phone subscriber base in the world and a highly bancarized population.
Smart Insights White Paper covers the “Brazilian Secure Transactions Market”. The White Paper covers all segments of the secure transactions industry in Brazil, and provides information about several market applications.
The organization of important international events, 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, are major drivers for innovation and infrastructure improvement and development that will lead to an even faster development of new technologies.
Smart Insights White Paper “Open Loop in US Transportation Systems” brings to the public a better understanding of major changes ongoing in US transportation systems payment. Once the US market will have completed the EMV migration (i.e. all credit and debit cards will be smart cards), Open Loop will become a standard solution for mass transit payment, achieving one more step to displace cash.
Smart Insights White Paper titled “Mobile Payment in Greater China” focuses on multiple NFC initiatives in China, driven by several stakeholders including the mobile network operators, People’s Bank of China and other players. It also includes information on projects in Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as non-NFC mobile payment projects.
Intelling, a consultancy specializing in secure transactions, just published a new Smart Insights White Paper titled “India Secure Transactions Market” to bring to its readers a synthesis on this fascinating market, and its numerous applications in the secure transactions industry.