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Weavr raised $40 million in Series A funding. Other companies that launched off to a stellar 2022 include Qonto, Checkout.com, Twig, The Helper Bees, Tintra, Seashell, and Eureka. Though still in its infancy, Amazon, ExxonMobil, Finserv, Garanti Bank, Santander, MIA, and Westpac Banking Corporation have incorporated voice enabled payments.Biometric security is improving rapidly- startups like Passbase, whose Co-Founder & CPO Felix Gerlach was featured on PCN’s In Check with Fintech, raised $13.5million to improve digital ID security for cryptocurrency. While some like Passbase and Fourthline are looking to venture and perfect identity security features, other companies are already looking to discard some forms of biometric authentication for others. Beyond Identity recently raised $100M to expand passwordless authentication globally. Similarly, Apple is looking to ditch fingerprint sensors in favor of Face ID for masks. The gaming industry is the most targeted outside of financial services according to Kevin Gosschalk from Arkose Labs. Indie MMO TitanReach that was crowdfunded with a initial goal of 430 thousand on Kickstarter disappears after developer misappropriated the funds.Enjoy!
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