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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.

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.

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.

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).

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!

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!).

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

#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.

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.

#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.

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