Unikeys, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup dedicated to designing and providing secure hardware wallet solutions, today launches the worldwide pre-sale of its flagship UKey card: a crypto-asset hardware wallet secured with biometric authentication.
The UKey card is the first hardware wallet card to offer three-factor authentication with biometric security. Unikeys has formed an exclusive partnership with French biometrics pioneer IDEMIA to manufacture a smart card wallet with a top-notch fingerprint sensor that enables users to store biometric data on the card’s Secure Element, which is then able to biometrically authenticate the user’s identity for each transaction, ensuring unprecedented security.
Unikeys believes IDEMIA’s market-leading position in biometric augmented identity and its impressive production track record of more than 800 million payment and ID cards in 2018 via its partnerships with 1,800 international financial institutions, can bring forth unparalleled biometric data security and introduce an expansive range of new opportunities for Unikeys.
The UKey card has the exact dimensions of a standard credit card (ISO/IEC 7810), which makes it highly transportable and versatile, and perfect for on-the-go payments. It is compatible with Android phones and tablets via NFC; and supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. ERC 20 tokens will be available in the near future. To ensure first-class security, the UKey card’s secure element is certified to the Common Criteria EAL6+ standard.
“When conceptualizing the UKey card, security and user experiences are our top priorities. We believe the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies will happen only if it’s made easy to transact and can be stored securely: that’s when ‘biometry’ came to mind. We are confident our game-changing sleek design, together with the most advanced biometric sensor, makes an all-round solution for end-users transacting with crypto-assets,” said Unikeys CEO and Co-founder Alexandre Tabbakh.
Months of R&D and tireless efforts put into improving the UKey card has finally come to fruition. The 3-month presale of the UKey card will commence from 10 May, 2019 on Unikeys’ website on the pre-sale page at a discounted price of USD 89.0 (original price will resume after 3 months); with worldwide delivery starting from early September. For more information or enquiries, please contact the Unikeys team at: [email protected].