Eurosmart announced the 2016 figures for worldwide secure element shipments and the corresponding 2017 forecasts. The overall growth trend remained unchanged in 2016 and Eurosmart forecasts place the total volume of secure elements to be shipped in 2017 at close to 10 billion.
- What are the potential risks associated with future widespread use of mutual distributed ledgers (MDLs), and what are their implications?
- How do distributed ledgers fit within existing regulatory frameworks?
- Are existing laws sufficient to cover the activities supported by distributed ledgers, or is new legislation is needed?
- Would MDLs benefit from the development of standards? Which sectors and services might need MDLs most?
- What different paths could be taken to create standards?
Intelling is publishing a new Smart Insights Report "Invisible payments key to omni-channel commerce" that conducts a detailed analysis of this emerging market segment – invisible payments. Invisible payments mean reducing the payments experience for consumers to the minimum amount of effort, while maintaining the highest levels of security, authentication and trust. Many activities will be moved to the back-end at the same time processes become even more automated, leading the consumer to complete a payment without even noticing it.
OSPT Alliance today announced the release of newly updated CIPURSE™ Certification Test Plan V1.07. This latest version of the test plan simplifies certification of secure elements since it can now be performed with a single wire protocol (SWP*) reader. This means that secure element, or eSE, can be certified without using a mobile phone while ensuring conformance with any model supporting SWP. The test plan also conforms to the latest CIPURSE Operation and Interface Errata, further enhancing the interoperability of CIPURSE products.
Intelling is pleased to announce it publishes in partnership with TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES), the global and largest event dedicated to trust-based technologies. The White Paper covers the needs of digital ID and physical ID and the variety of solutions developed by the industry.
Technical body EMVCo has released official figures which demonstrate that one in three of all card-present transactions undertaken globally between July 2014 and June 2015 used EMV® chip technology.
Europe Zone 1 is close to full market EMV chip deployment with 97% of all card-based payments using EMV technology. This is followed by Latin America at 87%, and Africa and the Middle East at 84% of payment transactions EMV chip-enabled.
Eurosmart, the Voice of the Smart Security Industry, presented its annual forecast of the worldwide secure element shipments. Timothée Mangenot, President of Eurosmart: “The smart security industry continues to grow, passing the threshold of 9 billion secure elements shipped worldwide in 2015. This is mainly due to EMV migration, the rise of mobility trends and the increasing number of eGovernment services.”
Smart Insights just published its latest Report, titled “eSIM to reshape mobile communication,” which provides a detailed analysis of the specificities and the dynamics of the innovative eSIM business on consumers devices. eSIM (or eUICC), an alternative form factor to a detachable SIM card is a soldered SIM card, an embedded SIM in the consumer’s device. The smart card is physically integrated into the device — i.e. it cannot be removed from the device and replaced with another SIM.