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Focusing On The Positive Results In Unexpected Benefits

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Focusing On The Positive Results In Unexpected Benefits

We welcomed Dr. Eva-Maria Kangro to Veriff (remotely of course) earlier this year to give us six sessions on how brain hacks can help boost positivity, productivity, and manage anxiety. Here, she expands on the lessons in those sessions and how they could help you.

Veriff is launching Verification Tooling - An interview with Kalev Rundu

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Veriff is launching Verification Tooling - An interview with Kalev Rundu

We spoke with Kalev Rundu, the Product Owner leading the launch of our Verification Tooling, identity verification software created by Veriff for in-house verification teams to make their work easier.

Swiss digital banking alternative, CrescoFin, partners with Veriff to reduce identity fraud online

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Swiss digital banking alternative, CrescoFin, partners with Veriff to reduce identity fraud online

We've added an exciting new partner from the world of fintech, CrescoFin, based in Geneva and providing an exciting banking alternative to their customers throughout Switzerland.

"The Veriff team connected with me — the culture really attracted me here"

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"The Veriff team connected with me — the culture really attracted me here"

We chat with Roman Zolotarev, a member of Veriff's Verification Tools team, about what brought him to Veriff, his long career in software engineering, and what advice he'd give to anyone just starting out.

A New Way to Get Verification Decisions - Straight to Your Email!

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A New Way to Get Verification Decisions - Straight to Your Email!

We've made it even easier to find out what decision has been made for your verifications - by sending them straight to your email! Read the blog to learn more.

Veriff vs Jumio: A Detailed Comparison

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Veriff vs Jumio: A Detailed Comparison

We take a look at the services offered by both Veriff and Jumio, to see which identity verification provider measures up best in terms of products, security, pricing and reviews.

The Veriff Journey: On The Road to Making Trust Reliable and Scalable Online - One Verification at a Time

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The Veriff Journey: On The Road to Making Trust Reliable and Scalable Online - One Verification at a Time

Kaarel Kotkas writes about the journey of Veriff, from the birth of the idea to our recently announced Series B funding of $69 million which will allow us to continue building the infrastructure for trust online.

Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud, Making Identity Verification Hassle-Free

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Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud, Making Identity Verification Hassle-Free

It's the announcement of a lifetime - we've raised our Series B funding, with IVP and Accel as our leading investors, to help us continue building the infrastructure for trust online.

“A problem-solver mindset helps our company scale and come up with effective solutions daily”

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“A problem-solver mindset helps our company scale and come up with effective solutions daily”

We speak to one of our Technical Support Engineers, Ugur Gecgil, about moving from Turkey to Estonia to join Veriff, his career path, and how he's finding life in a new country.

Three Ways To Use Veriff’s Face Match

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Three Ways To Use Veriff’s Face Match

Veriff has now officially launched Face Match, our fantastic biometric reverification tool. But what might you need reverification for? Well, here are three examples!

Changing The Online World For Good With Veriff

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Changing The Online World For Good With Veriff

In a guest blog from Startup Adventures, Ucha Vekua spoke to our Head of Recruitment, Kristiine Kukk about daily life at Veriff, the challenges the business has faced during it's growth and the core values we stand for.

Veriff vs Onfido: An In-Depth Comparison

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Veriff vs Onfido: An In-Depth Comparison

We take a dive into the verification services offered by both Veriff and Onfido, and compare their services, products, speed, safety, price , and more, to see what potential clients will get from each company.

Joompay keeps money moving effortlessly across Europe

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Joompay keeps money moving effortlessly across Europe

Veriff is happy to be partnering with Joompay to provide digital identity verification services, and excited to see another fintech partner flourish. Their P2P payments help people move money throughout Europe with ease, and Veriff is on hand to help them get verified when they join up.

Setting Goals and Achieving Big Results in Sport and Professionally

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Setting Goals and Achieving Big Results in Sport and Professionally

We sat down with Henri Rästas, the Lead of Veriff's Extraction Team, and a self-proclaimed 'adrenaline junkie' to talk about his life before Veriff, his time with the company so far, and what he does outside the office.

The 5 Best Digital Banks in the UK

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The 5 Best Digital Banks in the UK

The internet has slowly revolutionized the way we all manage our money every day, so we decided to look at 5 of the big players in digital banking in the United Kingdom.

Famous Fraudsters - Charlie Bartlett

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Famous Fraudsters - Charlie Bartlett

We take a look at another fictitious forger, and this time it's lesser-known character Charlie Bartlett who features in a movie of the same name - will his forged license make it past Veriff?

Duncan Steblyna joins Veriff as our new VP of Product

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Duncan Steblyna joins Veriff as our new VP of Product

In another exciting appointment for Veriff, we’re thrilled to welcome Duncan Steblyna as our new Vice President of Product. I spoke to him about why he chose Veriff, and what he sees as the first big challenges in our product development.

What’s New - January & February 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

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What’s New - January & February 2021: Veriff’s Product Update

We’re into the third month of 2021, and it’s time to offer a glimpse into what our hard-working teams have been up to in January & February.

How to find the right identity verification service for your business

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How to find the right identity verification service for your business

If you're searching for an online identity verification service there's a lot to consider before signing on the dotted line. We look at the questions you should consider when searching for your perfect identity verification provider.

NALA takes their service to another level with Veriff for identity verification

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NALA takes their service to another level with Veriff for identity verification

Veriff announces its partnership with a Y combinator backed Tanzanian startup NALA Money (NALA). Veriff will be supporting NALA in offering secure access to financial services via reliable and inclusive identity verification.

Design & Research Collaboration at Veriff

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Design & Research Collaboration at Veriff

In this third and final blog post in our series, we discuss how design works together with research at Veriff.

ChekMarc integrates Veriff identity verification to revolutionize social media

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ChekMarc integrates Veriff identity verification to revolutionize social media

Linking up with innovative new services is something Veriff was built for, and ChekMarc are a perfect example, as they look to bring more security and positivity to social media with a trusted identity verification platform.

Kueski deploys online ID verification to expand financial services

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Kueski deploys online ID verification to expand financial services

Veriff is proud to announce that we're now offering our game-changing identity verification technology to Kueski, expanding financial services to those that need it most.

Online Identity Verification Trends in 2021

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Online Identity Verification Trends in 2021

We spoke to two members of Veriff's leadership team about what they see coming up in the identity verification industry in the next 12 months, and what challenges Veriff might face in 2021.

Famous Fraudsters - Jason Bourne

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Famous Fraudsters - Jason Bourne

In our series looking at famous examples of fake IDs in pop culture, we take a look at the many passports of Matt Damon's super spy, Jason Bourne.

Veriff's First Hackathon - Two More Exciting Entries

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Veriff's First Hackathon - Two More Exciting Entries

We speak to two more teams from Veriff's first hackathon - one who started creating a brand new product called Face Match, and the other who made a game you can play while you wait to be verified!

Veriff has Brand New Plans and Pricing!

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Veriff has Brand New Plans and Pricing!

Today, we've launched our new plans and pricing for our Starter Plans, from just $49 per month for industry-leading identity verification services.

Amish Mody joins Veriff as our new Chief Finance Officer

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Amish Mody joins Veriff as our new Chief Finance Officer

Veriff welcomes a brand new CFO, Amish Mody, and talks to him about what brought him to Veriff, his time with Monese, and what he plans to tackle first in his new role.

Veriff Voices: How to find the right identity verification service for your business

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Veriff Voices: How to find the right identity verification service for your business

We're hosting a 'Veriff Voices' webinar on March 4th, looking at how to choose the perfect IDV for your company, and we'd love to see you there!

I was excited about what Veriff aimed to achieve and wanted to be part of that

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I was excited about what Veriff aimed to achieve and wanted to be part of that

Luis Barragan has been a Team Lead at Veriff for a little over two years, seeing the company grow from 30 people to 300. We asked him all about his life before Estonia, his work before Veriff, and his new found love of photography.

A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up – Only in Estonia!

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A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up – Only in Estonia!

Veriff is taking part in the Educational Leaders’ Internship Program, and is pleased to welcome headteacher Siret Paasmäe to our team as part of the program. We spoke to both her and her mentor, Tiit Paananen, to see how the internship is going so far.

The Veriff Hackathon Winners - Canary Releases

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The Veriff Hackathon Winners - Canary Releases

We speak to Siim and Kateryna, members of the winning team during Veriff's first hackathon which took place in December 2020 all about their winning idea, canary releases, and the benefits it now offers Veriff.

What’s New - December 2020: Veriff’s Identity Verification Flow

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What’s New - December 2020: Veriff’s Identity Verification Flow

Take a look at what changed in Veriff's verification flow in the final month of 2020 - a big month for our SDKs.

Inside Estonia’s Quest to Ward Off Cyberattacks and Identity Theft

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Inside Estonia’s Quest to Ward Off Cyberattacks and Identity Theft

In an article produced by Justin Petrone for e-Estonia, our CPO, Janer Gorohhov discusses Veriff's role in the Estonian security community, before he takes part in a digital discussion around keeping cyberspace secure this Thursday (21st Jan).

Veriff's First Hackathon - An Interview with Kalev Rundu

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Veriff's First Hackathon - An Interview with Kalev Rundu

We interview Kalev Rundu, who was the spearhead behind our first-ever hackathon, which took place in December. He tells us about the beginning of the idea, the amazing pitches, the winning team, and what happens next.

What’s New - December 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - December 2020: Veriff Product Update

We’re finally into 2021, but we still need to take a quick moment to look back over what our fantastic product teams got done in December 2020.

The Essential Ways Veriff Strengthens Its Compliance

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The Essential Ways Veriff Strengthens Its Compliance

Veriff handles an immense amount of personal data every day, so it's no surprise that we treat the security of that data with incredible care. This is why we have the best possible in-house compliance systems in place.

The 7 Best Digital Banks in Europe

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The 7 Best Digital Banks in Europe

We run through seven of the digital banks making waves across the continent, along with asking what you should look for in a digital bank before making the switch (if you haven't already)!

Data Protection in 2021 - What's Next?

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Data Protection in 2021 - What's Next?

We take a look at three of the big talking points in data protection for 2021, and offer our take on what's upcoming in the world of GDPR.

The Veriff Product Review 2020 - The Road to Lightning Fast Verifications with a Brand New Standard for Pass Rates

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The Veriff Product Review 2020 - The Road to Lightning Fast Verifications with a Brand New Standard for Pass Rates

Our Chief Product Officer, Janer Gorohhov, takes a look at our incredible product developments made throughout 2020 and what you might have missed.

Veriff helps power Bolt’s global growth

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Veriff helps power Bolt’s global growth

Veriff is partnering with Bolt to verify their users, launching their partnership first in Estonia, France, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal and Ukraine.

Building Trust in Mobility

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Building Trust in Mobility

Congratulations to Bolt on their massive fundraising news! And there’s another reason to celebrate - we're really excited to announce our very own partnership with Bolt!

The Veriff Identity Fraud Report 2020

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The Veriff Identity Fraud Report 2020

We're proud to present our Identity Fraud Report 2020, free to download right now, no email required.

We’ve published our Fraud Report 2020

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We’ve published our Fraud Report 2020

Today, Veriff published our Fraud Report 2020, sharing our findings and observations of the world of online identity fraud during a year like no other. Download the report, totally free, today.

I actually wouldn’t recommend this for any sane person

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I actually wouldn’t recommend this for any sane person

Joonatan Samuel is without doubt one of Veriff's brightest and most exciting young minds. We talk to him about his time in the company so far, the experiences he's gained during his career, and his love of running (even in winter!).

What’s New - November 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

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What’s New - November 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

Our product team have been busy upgrading and improving our verification flow, and we're excited to share November's new updates with you.

What’s New - November 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - November 2020: Veriff Product Update

It's time for November's product updates - there's not too many, but they're worth discovering, particularly all our new supported documents!

What’s New - October 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

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What’s New - October 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

It’s a little later than hoped, but we’re excited to share our verification flow updates made back in October!

How We Measure The Impact of Design

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How We Measure The Impact of Design

In the second in a series of blogs, we discuss how design is being measured at Veriff, and how it helps us to make certain decisions.

Rebellion redefine banking from Spain

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Rebellion redefine banking from Spain

Rebellion is an exciting Spanish fintech, offering banking services to the digital generation. They've been partnered with Veriff for IDV since 2019, and we asked all about their experiences of our partnership so far.

Kaarel Kotkas talks to SafetyDetectives

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Kaarel Kotkas talks to SafetyDetectives

Our CEO, Kaarel Kotkas, was interviewed by SafetyDetectives.com, so we took the opportunity to share his interview right here. Enjoy!

Indrek Heinloo joins Veriff as our new COO

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Indrek Heinloo joins Veriff as our new COO

Veriff is excited to announce the arrival of Indrek Heinloo as our new COO. We caught up with him about his career so far, and his immediate plans in Veriff.

What is a Digital Bank?

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What is a Digital Bank?

We take a look into digital banks - the different types, what they can offer to consumers, the advantages they bring and their overall safety

Pocosys chooses Veriff before fintech expansion

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Pocosys chooses Veriff before fintech expansion

Veriff partners up with Pocosys, a Tallinn-based company acquired by Opera in 2020. Pocosys plays a key role in Opera’s upcoming European fintech expansion. Estonian Veriff provides online identity verification for their clients to make the KYC process seamless, secure and simple. 

How Video Helps Fight Fraud

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How Video Helps Fight Fraud

Background video recording is now a part of all of Veriff’s self-service plans - but why is it crucial in fraud prevention, and how can it help you?

Apple are Making Updates & So Are We!

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Apple are Making Updates & So Are We!

Apple's update to their app privacy practices means updates need to be made if you're using Veriff's SDK. Make sure you get it done before December 8th!

What is NFC?

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What is NFC?

Near-field communication (NFC) is a method of wireless data transfer that enables technology that is in close proximity of each other to communicate. So, how is Veriff putting it to good use?

What are Deepfakes? And why should you care about them?

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What are Deepfakes? And why should you care about them?

It's time to take a deep dive into deepfakes - what are they, who's making them, how to spot them, and why they're a dangerous trend.

The Veriff Mobility Fraud Report - January to June 2020

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The Veriff Mobility Fraud Report - January to June 2020

In our third fraud report, we take a look at the impact of online and identity fraud on the world of mobility in 2020, and the most prevalent types of fraud seen by Veriff, with data gathered from our verification flows.

The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2020

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The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2020

After covering some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and taking a look at the best crypto wallets out there, we now dive into crypto exchanges and how you can use them.

What's New - October 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What's New - October 2020: Veriff Product Update

It’s time to shine a light on what our awesome product teams have been up to in the past month - including a major new feature launch and some exciting improvements to Veriff Station.

Veriff launches category extraction - New Feature

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Veriff launches category extraction - New Feature

Veriff launches a new product feature that enables companies to extract category information from a driving licence. During the verification process, Veriff can determine whether the person has a legitimate right to drive a certain category vehicle, in most cases a B-category one.

Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For 2020

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Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For 2020

Cryptocurrency is now bigger than ever, and there is such a bewildering array of crypto wallets, exchanges and other products and services, that it can be quite daunting to the newcomer. So, let's make things a bit clearer.

Is Facial Recognition As Scary As It Seems?

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Is Facial Recognition As Scary As It Seems?

It gets a lot of bad press, and comparisons are often made to Orwellian futuristic nightmares, but is facial recognition really the malevolent force it's made out to be? Or could it have a positive impact on our daily life?

The Veriff Fintech Fraud Report - January to June 2020

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The Veriff Fintech Fraud Report - January to June 2020

In our second fraud report, we take a look at the impact of financial crime and fraud on the world of fintech in 2020, and the most prevalent types of fraud seen by Veriff, with data gathered from our verification flows.

Cryptocurrency Is Out Of The Shadows

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Cryptocurrency Is Out Of The Shadows

Bigger and bigger players are welcoming cryptocurrencies into the fold, integrating them as payment options, so who are the companies to keep an eye out for who'll happily take payment in crypto?

An interview with Kaarel & Janer about 5 years in Veriff

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An interview with Kaarel & Janer about 5 years in Veriff

It's Veriff's Birthday week! So we spoke to our CEO and COO about how they met, their first five years in Veriff, and what they see in their future.

Six Of The Hottest Cryptocurrencies Out There Right Now

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Six Of The Hottest Cryptocurrencies Out There Right Now

We take a look at six of the most prominent and promising cryptocurrencies on the market, and assess why they're so popular along with looking at their recent value.

Uphold Will Soon Be 'Part Of Your Daily Life'

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Uphold Will Soon Be 'Part Of Your Daily Life'

We spoke with Chris Adjei-Ampofo, Uphold’s CIO, about the relationship between the two companies, how Uphold tackles the challenges that fraud presents, and how Veriff have performed so far.

A Brief Review of Online Trust

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A Brief Review of Online Trust

We take a look into the nature of trust, the relationship between trustor and trustee that defines trust, and the way this evolves in the online world.

What on earth is an MRZ? And why does it matter?

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What on earth is an MRZ? And why does it matter?

The Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ) of an identity document is something that most people take little to no notice of when they hand their passport or other official ID document over for verification. So, what is it for?

Is it high time to start trusting cryptocurrency?

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Is it high time to start trusting cryptocurrency?

Will cryptocurrency be a cornerstone of our financial future? And if so, isn't it time to start understanding it a little better, and perhaps even placing our trust in it?

August & September 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

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August & September 2020: Veriff’s Verification Flow

Our incredible product team has been hard at work during the summer to improve Veriff, and what we offer to all of our partners within our verification flow - and here are all the updates we've made.

August & September 2020: Veriff Product Update

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August & September 2020: Veriff Product Update

A little later than planned, here’s two months worth of exciting updates from all across Veriff!

The Veriff Crypto Fraud Report - January to June 2020

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The Veriff Crypto Fraud Report - January to June 2020

We looked at the impact of financial crime and fraud on crypto in 2020, and the most prevalent types of fraud seen by Veriff, with data gathered from our verification flows.

Kaarel Kotkas Described as a Visionary

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Kaarel Kotkas Described as a Visionary

On an October morning, Veriff founder Kaarel Kotkas was speaking with Veiko Valkiainen about leadership. What does it take to be a great leader and a successful entrepreneur? How do you reach your goals? Tune in to hear Kaarel's thoughts on leadership.

How Design Can Improve Conversion

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How Design Can Improve Conversion

In the first in a series of blogs, we discuss how Veriff approaches design, and how this helps our partners welcome even more honest customers.

A Geeks’ Guide to Cryptocurrency

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A Geeks’ Guide to Cryptocurrency

Before we can really appreciate the advantages of cryptocurrency (or crypto for short), we need to understand exactly how it works. Here’s our brief overview of what cryptocurrency is, the main players and how the platform it runs on makes it so secure. 

Veriff in NYC - An interview with Annie Bray Hines

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Veriff in NYC - An interview with Annie Bray Hines

Annie Bray Hines is a member of Veriff's revenue team in New York, and we wanted to learn a little more about what brought her to Veriff, what it's like to live in NYC, and what she gets up to outside of Veriff.

goUrban are making their mark on mobility

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goUrban are making their mark on mobility

We check in with goUrban, after two years as partners of Veriff, to see how they’ve been progressing since 2018 and get their view on Veriff so far.

Why Crypto is Ready for Identity Verification

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Why Crypto is Ready for Identity Verification

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Etherium - just three of an estimated 6,088 cryptocurrencies according to CoinMarketCap in August 2020, with a $337.28 billion market cap. Crypto is big business and companies trading over the internet want in. But, as crypto grows, so does the need for regulation and protection against fraud.

12 Month Review of FATF Standards, Virtual Assets & VASPs

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12 Month Review of FATF Standards, Virtual Assets & VASPs

After the FATF completed it's year long review of how it's revised standards have been implemented, we look at what the outcome was, and how Veriff may be able to assist VASPs with meeting those standards.

More U.S. Financial Institutions Facing AML Requirements

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More U.S. Financial Institutions Facing AML Requirements

With the new FinCEN regulations in place, more U.S. Financial Institutions just became subject to stricter AML requirements.

How ID Verification can be the Game Changer

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How ID Verification can be the Game Changer

A free-flowing economy needs money to be readily available. Consumers with access to their money have more choices and more financial freedom. But with millions still unbanked, could Veriff step in to help get the money moving?

Maintaining a balance between physical and mental health

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Maintaining a balance between physical and mental health

Taivo is a man who first and foremost likes to maintain a balance between physical and mental health. With this balance, he’s able to put focus into starting and completing new and increasingly interesting challenges.

Veriff is prepared for iOS 14

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Veriff is prepared for iOS 14

Apple recently released iOS 14. Veriff wanted to give a short update about how we've been preparing our SDK and website so there won't be any surprises.

Do you know your customers? Well, you should!

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Do you know your customers? Well, you should!

KYC stands for 'Know Your Customer'. Financial institutions are legally obliged to comply with KYC procedures to identify customers, the potential risks they might pose and to gather knowledge of their financial activities.

Piret Saag as our new Head of People Operations

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Piret Saag as our new Head of People Operations

Piret brings a wealth of experience in the start-up field, and a passion for company culture and values, so she’s excited to help Veriff keep building on strong foundations.

The Most Unique Identity Documents In The World?

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The Most Unique Identity Documents In The World?

ID documents come in numerous shapes, sizes and forms, and at Veriff we can already verify over 8000 of them. So we decided to take a look at some of the most unique documents out there.

7 Trends in Online Fraud Right Now

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7 Trends in Online Fraud Right Now

Online crime is growing - fast. We look at what are the growing trends around the world, pushing technology to keep evolving and fighting the good fight.

Veriff's a Lighthouse in Identity Verification Sector

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Veriff's a Lighthouse in Identity Verification Sector

Kaarel Kotkas, the founder and CEO of Veriff gave an interview to Baltic Startup Mafia podcast talking about how Veriff was started and where it is heading. Tune in!

You just need to be confident in taking chances

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You just need to be confident in taking chances

After my first attempt at an interview needed to be canceled due to a last minute scheduling issue, I was happy to be able to meetup with (via Zoom) Liisi to discuss her role in Veriff, and how she’s been able to use so many different experiences to further grow as a person and as a professional.

How Simple is Identity Verification?

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How Simple is Identity Verification?

How easy is the process of figuring out if someone is being honest about who they are? Easier with Veriff on your side.

What is the World’s Strongest Passport?

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What is the World’s Strongest Passport?

Which passport can take you around the world with ease? And which could be seen as a true fashion accessory? We look at the documents we hold so dear when it comes to international travel.

What is Real ID and why is it important? 

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What is Real ID and why is it important? 

Real ID standards will soon come to dictate whether US citizens can travel freely within their own country. As some states lag behind in issuing compliant IDs to all of their inhabitants, how could Veriff help them?

What’s New - July 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - July 2020: Veriff Product Update

It’s time for more exciting product updates - here’s what’s been going on at Veriff in July.

Everything you do should come straight from the heart

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Everything you do should come straight from the heart

On an uncharacteristically chilly/rainy day in July, I had the chance to interview (via Zoom) Ilia Aphtsiauri, one of the founding engineers in Veriff.

The Strongest Set of Rules for Personal Data Protection

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The Strongest Set of Rules for Personal Data Protection

GDPR can be considered as the strongest set of rules for personal data protection. Following various rules and regulations can sometimes be considered quite a task for even the biggest companies.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs Identity Verification

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Identity Verification

Customers are now more adept with technology, want greater transparency and won't compromise on speed - so verification should always be a breeze.

5 Trends in Identity Verification in 2020

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5 Trends in Identity Verification in 2020

Identity verification is a constantly evolving technology, adapting to the needs of different markets around the world. Here we look at the 5 big trends changing the industry this year.

TransferGo partners up with Veriff

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TransferGo partners up with Veriff

TransferGo, one of the world’s fastest growing money transfer companies, today announces a partnership with identity verification providers, including Veriff.

Webinar: How to Build Your AI Startup

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Webinar: How to Build Your AI Startup

Superangel hosted a Flash Webinar with Taivo Pungas, Veriff's Automation Lead, on building AI teams, products, and startups.

Achieving KYC Compliance: Here’s Why, and Here’s How

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Achieving KYC Compliance: Here’s Why, and Here’s How

In this article, we’ll cover the ins-and-outs of Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance and how to comply with KYC requirements in your organization. As a bonus, you’ll become an expert at identifying some of the endless KYC-related acronyms, like CDD, CTF, CIP, PEP, and PII.

Veriff in 2020: The Story So Far

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Veriff in 2020: The Story So Far

Kaarel Kotkas, Veriff’s CEO & Founder, talks about how 2020 has been for Veriff so far, and what the company has planned for the next 6 months

Why does my identity need to be verified?

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Why does my identity need to be verified?

We look at why identity verification is now a necessity for so many businesses and how it protects companies and consumers alike.

What’s New - June 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - June 2020: Veriff Product Update

The summer months are in full swing, and we’re here to offer a look at what we’ve been up to in June.

Veriff Closes 15.5 Million USD Financing Round

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Veriff Closes 15.5 Million USD Financing Round

Veriff closed a financing round of 15.5 M USD to ramp up global growth and sales to enterprise customers prior to a larger B-series financing round planned in the future. Money was raised from both new and existing investors.

A Devotion to Security - Responsible Disclosure & Veriff

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A Devotion to Security - Responsible Disclosure & Veriff

Data security is paramount to Veriff, and most online companies in the modern age. This is why we want to tell you about our responsible disclosure program - and how you can help us stay secure all day, every day.

Famous Fraudsters - McLovin

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Famous Fraudsters - McLovin

The first in a blog series looking at how successful fake IDs seen in movies and TV would be when they come up against Veriff.

No Challenge Too Difficult

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No Challenge Too Difficult

Kateryna Porshnieva, sitting in her house and surrounded by greenery, took some time to discuss how and why she joined Veriff as the Engineering Team Lead and about her life in Ukraine before moving to Estonia. 

Veriff launches product accessibility features

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Veriff launches product accessibility features

AI-driven online identity verification company Veriff launches a new product accessibility feature that enables remote access to digital products and services.

20 Years of Technological Innovation

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20 Years of Technological Innovation

We take a lighthearted look back over 20 years of digital innovation and how our world has changed since the year 2000. And more importantly, why identity verification is now absolutely crucial.

What’s New - May 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New - May 2020: Veriff Product Update

Wondering what Veriff have been up to in May 2020? Here’s your chance to find out!

Mixing Work & Fun Together is Recipe for a Balanced Life

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Mixing Work & Fun Together is Recipe for a Balanced Life

Mixing Work and Fun Together is Tiit Paananen’s, Veriff VP Engineering, Recipe for a Balanced Life. Technology and internet trust levels are driving factors in his life, yet they are far from the only thing that interest him, as you'll see.

Financial Action Task Force Pushes for Digitalization

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Financial Action Task Force Pushes for Digitalization

COVID-19 has had and continues to have a tremendous impact on every aspect of our lives. Face to face interaction has been limited to a minimum; people have had to stay at home and work remotely, and many businesses have been closed down due to either government orders or lack of customers.

Identity Verification for Solving Financial Inclusion

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Identity Verification for Solving Financial Inclusion

In 2010 2.5 billion people around the world lacked access to financial services (McKinsey, 2010). Since then this number has decreased to 1.7 billion in 2017. A critical component to inciting widespread financial inclusion is the ability to verify identities online while minimizing fraud.

Can a password ever be perfect?

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Can a password ever be perfect?

With so much of life conducted online, having excellent passwords is absolutely essential. Nearly every time you sign up for a website, you have to create a password. Here's some advice on how to do it well.

What is identity verification? And why is it necessary?

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What is identity verification? And why is it necessary?

It’s about as straightforward a title as you’ll ever see, but we thought it was about time to address one of the big questions about identity verification (IDV) - what is it, and why the world needs it. And more importantly, why it needs Veriff!

February to April 2020: Veriff Product Update

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February to April 2020: Veriff Product Update

It’s a bumper edition of our product update this time, covering the last 3 months. Here’s what our intrepid Veriffians have been doing during these challenging times.

Improve conversion with Assisted Image Capture

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Improve conversion with Assisted Image Capture

Last month, we announced the launch of our newest product - Assisted Image Capture. Today, we want to explain what on earth it is, and how it could supercharge your verification conversions.

Veriff partners up with Verimi

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Veriff partners up with Verimi

Veriff is happy to announce the partnership with the German digital identity management company Verimi.

TFH: Trust From Home

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TFH: Trust From Home

The world is working from home, and digital identity and remote verification capabilities are more important than ever. We suddenly find ourselves in a contactless world.

Blox Car partners up with Veriff

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Blox Car partners up with Veriff

Transportation is often taken for granted. It makes our lives more connected and allows for more freedom in travel. Owning a car is one of the most popular options, however it is also expensive.

Estonian Youth Work Centre benefits from verifications

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Estonian Youth Work Centre benefits from verifications

Veriff’s 1 million free verifications program has successfully been kicked off. The first organisation to start using Veriff’s free verifications is the Estonian Youth Work Centre (EYWC). It’s a national centre that coordinates and develops youth work in Estonia.

Veriff’s Tips on How to Survive COVID-19 Scams

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Veriff’s Tips on How to Survive COVID-19 Scams

Over the past few months, the world has been introduced to the recently discovered coronavirus, better known as COVID-19. This disease has caused widespread panic amidst national lockdowns and recorded fatality rates, which cyber criminals are using to their advantage.

Estonia offers an ideal example of Remote Learning

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Estonia offers an ideal example of Remote Learning

This week the global coronavirus pandemic swept through the U.S., resulting in widespread school closures that have affected more than 26 million American students. Some schools have been completely shuttered, while many chose to take on a new challenge: providing digital education from a distance. 

Veriff donates 1 million verifications

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Veriff donates 1 million verifications

Veriff is donating 1 million identity verifications to non-profits and foundations across the globe in this time of uncertainty.

Veriff launches Assisted Image Capture solution

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Veriff launches Assisted Image Capture solution

Veriff launches a new product - Assisted Image Capture - to improve verification pass rates, user conversions and speed. The unique solution gives end-users real-time feedback and guidance within the verification process.

Veriff launches configurable verification service

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Veriff launches configurable verification service

Veriff launches a new product update that enables clients to configure verification features based on their specific needs and risk tolerance.

What’s New in January 2020: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New in January 2020: Veriff Product Update

With the longest month of the year behind us, here is what our product teams have been working on in January 2020.

Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act

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Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act

The deadline for complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has passed. Here’s everything you need to know about how to stay compliant with these new regulations.

How to Choose the Right Identity Verification Software

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How to Choose the Right Identity Verification Software

Finding ID verification software (IDV) suitable for your company’s needs can be challenging. With the right approach, you can easily navigate the competitive IDV marketplace and find a tool that best matches your needs. Here's how. 

5 Ways Startups Can Make a Positive Environmental Impact

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5 Ways Startups Can Make a Positive Environmental Impact

The state of our environment is worsening, and unsustainable businesses are becoming the ghosts of pasts. If you’re looking for ways to be more eco- friendly in 2020 here are some of our favorites.

GDPR in 2020: How to Stay Compliant

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GDPR in 2020: How to Stay Compliant

With great data comes great responsibility. To help you stay ahead of the shifting GDPR guidelines, we put together a guide to staying compliant in 2020.

What’s New in December 2019: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New in December 2019: Veriff Product Update

From new ways to customize integrations in Veriff Station to a smoother mobile experience for your customers, here’s what’s new in December 2019.

A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance

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A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance

Staying two steps ahead of criminals demands a fast-evolving regulatory environment. The new AMLD5 directive will impact governments as well as companies, and here is everything you need to know to stay compliant in 2020.

What’s New in November 2019: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New in November 2019: Veriff Product Update

This month we made it possible for Enterprise clients to customize our flows, added a new language, and launched in-context verification to keep your users on your website during the verification process. Learn more in our November product update.

Veriff Helps OSOM Cut Customer Emails & Stay Compliant

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Veriff Helps OSOM Cut Customer Emails & Stay Compliant

OSOM, a cross-platform asset manager, aggregate all exchanges, wallets, and accounts a user has for both virtual and non-virtual assets in just one app. Here's why OSOM's team chose Veriff to help with KYC and fraud prevention.

Veriff Welcomes Guy Zerega and Opens New York Office

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Veriff Welcomes Guy Zerega and Opens New York Office

Veriff welcomes Guy Zerega, a former Executive Vice President of Revenue of Stack Overflow. Zerega serves as the Senior Vice President of Sales at Veriff being in charge of building the company’s global sales organization and business expansion. He will also be leading Veriff’s New York Office.

What’s New in October 2019: Veriff Product Update

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What’s New in October 2019: Veriff Product Update

This month, Veriff Station went public, 11 new languages were added, and our product team tweaked and debugged our flows to improve overall quality. Here’s what’s new in October. 

Helping the 1 Billion People Without Proof of Identity

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Helping the 1 Billion People Without Proof of Identity

It is difficult to imagine life without an ID card or passport, but for one billion people in the world, it’s a harsh reality. As with many modern problems, it may have a digital solution.

The Veriff Identity Fraud Report 2019

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The Veriff Identity Fraud Report 2019

The Veriff Identity Fraud Report draws conclusions about the current state of identity fraud. These are based on contemporary research and millions of data points gathered through our verification flows between January and June 2019. 

Veriff Station Offers Scalable Pricing and 30 Days Free

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Veriff Station Offers Scalable Pricing and 30 Days Free

Veriff Station, our new self-service verification platform, is ready for the public. Sign up now to get a free 30-day trial, including 100 free verifications and 14 days of integration support.

A Guide to Verifying Customers & Maximizing Conversions

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A Guide to Verifying Customers & Maximizing Conversions

Security doesn’t need to cost you conversions. With the right methods in place, you can verify your customers’ identities and boost conversions. Here’s how.

What’s New in September 2019: Veriff Product Update 

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What’s New in September 2019: Veriff Product Update 

Mobile tweaks for iOS and Android, a new web verification flow, and more. Here’s what our product and development teams released in September 2019.

Veriff Launches NFC Identity Verification Tool

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Veriff Launches NFC Identity Verification Tool

Faster, safer, and more convenient, our new NFC verification tool allows iOS as well as Android users to scan ePassports and compatible IDs. Here’s how it works. 

When In-House Identity Verification Hurts Your Business

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When In-House Identity Verification Hurts Your Business

Handling identity verification alone can be risky. Here’s how and why an in-house solution doesn’t always work.

Veriff to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030

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Veriff to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Carbon neutral by 2030! We are excited to join Bolt, Guardtime, Telia, TransferWise, and over 50 other brands as founding members of Estonia’s Tech Green Pledge initiative. 

Measuring the Impact of a Design System

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Measuring the Impact of a Design System

Veriff Senior Software Engineer, Rauno Freiberg gives us an inside look into the experience of building our new internal design system, Genoma.

Veriff’s New Visual Brand Identity

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Veriff’s New Visual Brand Identity

A bold company needs a bold look. Here’s the why behind Veriff’s new look, and the process that took us from concept to a new and improved visual brand identity. 

Meet Station, Your One-Stop Verification Platform

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Meet Station, Your One-Stop Verification Platform

Flexible, easy to set up, and free for the first 90 days. Here’s everything you need to know about Veriff Station.

What’s New in August 2019: Veriff Product Update 

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What’s New in August 2019: Veriff Product Update 

Veriff is now available in Turkish, and that’s not all that’s new. Read the full product update for August 2019.

#GoodbyeBadBag Saved 4,220 Plastic Bags this Summer

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#GoodbyeBadBag Saved 4,220 Plastic Bags this Summer

Our plastic-free summer prevented 4,220 plastic bags from polluting the environment. Here’s how we did it, and why.

Blockchain Chooses Veriff for Identity Verification

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Blockchain Chooses Veriff for Identity Verification

Blockchain has tiers of identity verification required to unlock products and services, like its recently launched cryptocurrency exchange The PIT and Airdrop Program, which gave Stellar Lumens (XLM) to millions of people.

The People of Veriff: We’re 300 Now!

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The People of Veriff: We’re 300 Now!

Growing team Veriff to over 300 people was a milestone came with a lot of challenges and rewards. Our Head of People Operations, Kristina Lilleõis, talks about the highs and lows for her team and beyond in this edition of The People of Veriff.

10 Tips for Breezing Through Identity Verification

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10 Tips for Breezing Through Identity Verification

Fraud is out there, and there are plenty of cybercriminals just waiting for a chance to pretend to be you. Luckily, they can be stopped, and here's how.

Global P2P Loan Marketplace Mintos Chooses Veriff

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Global P2P Loan Marketplace Mintos Chooses Veriff

Mintos is a P2P lending startup that provides retail investors with an easy and transparent way to invest in loans from lending companies around the world.

Veriff’s Team Grows 17 Times in One Year

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Veriff’s Team Grows 17 Times in One Year

Veriff has grown from 17 employees to 300 in one year - proof of the high demand for reliable verification tools to help to prevent identity fraud and abuse.

6 Reasons to Choose Veriff for Identity Verification

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6 Reasons to Choose Veriff for Identity Verification

Don’t place obstacles between customers and your product. Veriff’s identity verification flows are optimized for speed and a smooth end-user journey.

BVG Chooses Veriff to Verify Mobility App Users

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BVG Chooses Veriff to Verify Mobility App Users

Berlin’s public transport company BVG chose Veriff to verify people’s identities in Jelbi, its freshly-launched mobility app. Jelbi is a one-stop transport shop for commuters and travelers in Berlin.

#GoodbyeBadBag: A Summer Without Plastic Bags

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#GoodbyeBadBag: A Summer Without Plastic Bags

We read the news, too. Global warming is really global heating. A million species are going extinct because of human activity. Oh well. It’s just some bugs and fish other icky beings you wouldn’t want to share a bed with anyway. Right? 

The People of Veriff: Hail the Hundredth!

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The People of Veriff: Hail the Hundredth!

Veriff's Head of People Operations writes a memo to her future self as our team reaches the 100-people landmark.

Veriff  Acquires BrowserID to Fight Fraud

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Veriff Acquires BrowserID to Fight Fraud

At Veriff our goal isn’t only to solve the problems of present, chasing the heels of identity fraudsters.

Veriff & Trafi in Pan-Baltic Startup Collaboration

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Veriff & Trafi in Pan-Baltic Startup Collaboration

While our verification tools and know-how continue to spread across Europe, few events make us happier than collaborating with ambitious companies near home.

Remote Scooter Sharing Platform goUrban Goes Veriff

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Remote Scooter Sharing Platform goUrban Goes Veriff

Austrian scooter-sharing platform goUrban chooses Veriff to scale their user verifications, and keep their customers on the move

Estateguru Uses Veriff to Back Aggressive Expansion

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Estateguru Uses Veriff to Back Aggressive Expansion

EstateGuru is a leading European P2P marketplace that connects investors with entrepreneurs who need short-term loans for real estate projects. It's networks includes 15,000+ investors from 45 countries.

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