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The BioFi ecosystem was created with a vision to deliver simple to use and effective biometric technology and related services for consumers and businesses that desire the best experiences for their customers.  BioFi services transform existing authentication methods into a seamless and enjoyable experience using advanced biometric technology.

BioFi service deployment is meant to be simple, quick and cost effective for all customers involved. To assist customers with implementation, the Finnovant team can assist with the following activities to ensure a successful deployment:

    1. Provide Introduction to BioFi products and services, conduct demos, general training and walkthrough of the solutions and API’s
    2. Review definition and explanation of the technology
    3. Discuss the integration and implementation approach
    4. Review Proof of Concept tests that will be performed and rollout strategy for production launch
    5. Discuss project timeline and accountability for each step
    6. Assess and agree on the business and technical requirements
    7. Review all concerns and ensure mitigation steps have been defined and agreed upon
    8. Provide support pre and post launch

The Finnovant team is also available to provide augmentation to the implementation effort in any project capacity if resources are needed to assist in the deployment.

Design and Build your solution leveraging the BioFi ecosystem

Please review a sample of potential ideas presented as use cases below to help generate innovative ideas that can be turned into your own amazing products.  Once you have completed a project please submit it to us to be approved for inclusion into the ecosystem.

Finnovant has been implementing BioFi solutions for several years in advance of launching the $BioFi utility token and several of the following use case examples illustrate BioFi capability that is available today in the global market or being planned to be implemented as part of the BioFi project.

USE CASES:

Problem

Need a localized, on device (Android, iOS) authentication solution that does not access the cloud: 

The important point to note here is that in this use case, BioFi is completely executing on the user’s physical smartphone without any access to the cloud or any external services.  This security feature is highly desired by many companies and individuals.

Solution

BioFi on-device biometric authentication:

This solution can be integrated into existing Android and iOS apps to upgrade the security within the apps in a user-friendly and simple deployment. “On-device” means no external connectivity required to unlock and access your secure information.  Implementations can be customized to the unique needs of the user to include voice biometrics, face biometrics or a combined solution of multiple biometrics. Examples within the BioFi ecosystem include the Krptic Wallet cryptocurrency/DeFi wallet and the UniSafeBox Password Manager which has the ability to securely store passwords and crypto mnemonic keywords.

Problem

Need a way to validate the originator/owner of an NFT or of an item stored in the Metaverse:

With the high growth of NFT’s and global interest in defining the Metaverse there is a fast developing requirement by many individuals to maintain integrity of the items contained within the Metaverse and identify owners of NFT’s.

Solution

BioFi web 3.0 and on device authentication services:

The identification of the originator/owner of an NFT or of an item stored in the Metaverse can be accomplished with BioFi.  The types of items that can be claimed on the Metaverse are endless, including such items as weapons that are utilized in gaming or the avatar associated with the real live person, which may in itself be an NFT.  This is such a high growth area ripe with new innovations which makes it a perfect match for BioFi technology.  The on device solution could work within apps or chip sets that are tied to gaming, immersive experiences, training systems, while the web solution would work within browser based experiences. This solution will undoubtedly include many new partnerships, along with new innovations and assist with helping expand the BioFi community.

Problem

Need a Web 3.0 decentralized authentication service for DAOs, crypto, AI, and blockchain services:

This problem is very common to dApps and solutions that are decentralized, such as crypto wallets, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and blockchain applications.

Solution

BioFi Web 3.0, 1 Voice, 1 Vote:

The Web 3.0 authentication solution consists of a cloud-based API and is ideal for securing access to blockchain services and can be easily linked to a unique decentralized or other important identifier (e.g. Ethereum address with Metamask). 

On May 24, 2021, Finnovant and partner Governor DAO (GDAO) launched a joint solution bringing a KYC free, proof of existence/identity to the blockchain (See press release). This first-of-its-kind solution incorporates voice and face biometrics, to create a secure, encrypted biometric “print” unique to each individual. 

Blockchain solution providers can leverage a “whitelist” of verified accounts (here) or create one of their own through the partnership.  This “1 Voice, 1 Vote” solution levels the playing field by giving each verified individual the same influence over governance activities regardless of percent of portfolio held. Another helpful use case involves the use of airdrops where it is important to validate the participating account holder to ensure only one reward is issued, regardless of how many accounts they may hold.

Problem

Need a method to verify a vote where one person can be identified as having cast a single vote in an election:

Voting functionality is required by many institutions, including governmental, commercial, educational and social.

Solution

BioFi web authentication voting service:

The implementation of a way to verify a person who has exercised their right to vote freely for the candidate of their choice can be accomplished with BioFi.  There are no restrictions within BioFi to ensure voting verification, and implementation of this capability brings many benefits to the participants. BioFi accomplishes voting verification through a standard API that checks the biometrics of the person who is voting, along with some information that can be provided for identification. This powerful solution can work on both web based desktop and laptop devices as well as personal mobile devices.

Problem

Need a standard web authentication service for centralized log-in, password reset, secure account management, etc.:

This capability is desperately needed by many companies and should be available across multiple customer devices and channels.

Solution

BioFi standard web authentication service:

The implementation of a standard cloud-based solution will provide access security across all mobile devices, personal computers and tablets.  An example of this solution is through a global partner that is implementing a tablet based biometric authentication service for an export manufacturer business that will validate employees at the guard desk when arriving and departing the industrial complex.  This is where the standard web meets the enterprise needs of advanced security and centralized management while delivering the flexibility of secure access validation across multiple access points.

Problem

Securing access with biometrics to IoT devices and Autonomous Vehicles: 

This use case highlights the need to perform network validation of the physical IoT devices along with the individual who is being granted access.  BioFi may be required to validate multiple users sharing the same device.

Solution

BioFi Web or Web 3.0 authentication services:

As popular IoT devices (such as home-based security cameras) continue to become a greater part of our lives, it will be common to authenticate a user prior to having access to conduct tasks that range from monitoring our homes and businesses to controlling drones and autonomous vehicles.  The need for simple yet powerful security will become even more critical as we interface with a greater range of devices.  As an example, we soon envision BioFi facilitating autonomous car use cases, such as the ability to conduct a rental of the vehicle from end to end.  Imagine using your smart phone to locate an available autonomous car from vehicles available in your area, while being able to select a car to rent and authenticating yourself through BioFi.  Your voice and face are the unique information that drives the rental service, ensuring critical validations are performed prior to allowing you direct access a $75,000 vehicle.  The vehicle will drive itself to your location, once authenticated, while you view it on a live map with an estimated arrival time.  Once the vehicle arrives you begin your journey.  When done, you complete the transaction, and the rental payment is conducted in fiat currency or in BioFi.  A demo of this functionality is currently being developed, to be available for sharing in Q4 2021.

Problem

Provide a way to Securely store passwords and blockchain/crypto mnemonic seed phrases:

Some businesses do not have the resources or priority yet to implement biometric authentication so there must be a way to protect their employees and colleagues from being hacked or have their accounts compromised while in this transitory period.

Solution

UniSafeBox Password Manager: 

This solution is built upon blockchain technology and secured by BioFi with on-device biometric authentication.  Not only does it encrypt and securely store website and app passwords, it securely stores payment cards and crypto account seed phrases (mnemonics).  As part of the BioFi ecosystem it can be purchased with BioFi or earned as a reward. This is a fantastic solution to provide a secure bridge mechanism for companies and individuals who are still dealing with managing their user IDs and passwords.

Problem

Modernize Insurance Industry Biometric Authentication services:

As with many business verticals, the insurance industry vertical has many unique processing use cases to solve. Insurance companies need a way to serve up a simple and secure experience, offer new advanced insurance products, and eliminate fraud in the system. Fortunately, BioFi helps to tremendously simplify and secure the interaction between insurance customers and the services for which they partake.  

Solution

Implement BioFi at multiple levels within the Insurance industry: 

The insurance industry has reached out to BioFi requesting solutions for risk management and new business models. There is an immediate opportunity to create a consumer driven marketplace of biometrically secured access points for insurance services. Today, securing access points to insurance solutions, such as apps, websites and devices can readily be accomplished with biometric security.  BioFi can provide a marketplace where users are in control of their unique biometric identity and can choose to share it only with providers that agree to protect it.

Phase One of the journey for insurance services will involve upgrading the security of current authentication points by implementing BioFi biometric authentication.  Here is why this is important: a stolen password can provide a criminal with a wealth of confidential personal information allowing them to make fraudulent claims or, worse yet, steal a person’s identity. Resolving a stolen identity event for consumers can take years and cost thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. Securing consumer facing access points like websites and app logins can be accomplished quickly and easily with BioFi biometric security. Insurance authentication will allow for a user-friendly, low friction and highly secure interaction. A good example is for the auto insurance policy. When purchasing the auto policy, the consumer can utilize BioFi to register their biometric identity to the insurance contract. From that point forward, every interaction can be verified and authenticated using the original registration. Need to add someone to the policy?  Buy homeowner’s coverage? Reset a password?  BioFi can be used to authenticate the consumer, quickly offering confidence to the provider that the transactions are being completed by the only uniquely authorized policy owner. At the same time, the policy holder is assured that no one else can access his private information (this information can also be stored as a smart contract on the blockchain). 

Phase Two of the journey will include implementation of a marketplace of financial solutions available to the BioFi verified consumers, where competition for insurance business services exists. Shopping within the BioFi ecosystem, the consumer can investigate coverages and costs and provide their biometric identity only to the provider he chooses who has assured it will be protected and not monetized for marketing purposes. The vision of the insurance marketplace expands further into more decentralized financial services, blockchain storage of all activity to help drive down costs and ultimately better choices for the consumer.

Problem

Need Biometric Authentication services embedded on a chip:

As processing capability becomes easier to package, companies are looking for ways to provide popular services on processing chips that otherwise would require software downloads.  

Solution

Embedded Say-Tec and BioFi:

This implementation for this problem will solve the use cases where an embedded chip resides in an IoT or edge type device that requires lightning-fast validation and authentications. An example would be a taking a final test remotely in front of a computer which requires continuous validation during the test. BioFi would reside on the processing chip at the University and access each computer camera system to provide instant validation of the students as they access the test during a limited time period. The implementation of this capability reduces potential fraud and provides a much needed service for the University.

Problem

Provide a portal where businesses can leverage secure API’s and prepackaged use cases and where consumers can interact and implement BioFi solutions while paying with cryptocurrency:

The vision of BioFi is that it is easily accessible to everyone and gives them tools to control the use of their personal information and to be able to make financial decisions independent of the traditional financial services world.  BioFi is a new ecosystem, geared to businesses and the average person, helping to create a more secure world while providing greater knowledge of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. 

Solution

Implement the BioFi ecosystem:

BioFi as an ecosystem is envisioned to provide secure solutions that will provide great benefit to those individuals and businesses learning about or implementing secure solutions, including DeFi and cryptocurrencies. With BioFi as the common currency and vehicle for exchange, ecosystem participants will be able to buy BioFi and use it for products and services delivered by participating businesses. BioFi use cases defined in the portal will be available through common APIs and provided to customers through purchase and download features, thereby facilitating participation in the ecosystem. Based on market feedback and research, it is clear that businesses are eager to adopt secure blockchain technology to deliver services targeting to their customer base. To highlight a current example, an insurance company in the US is investigating migrating policy management to the blockchain to provide advanced policy features while leveraging BioFi for payments and rewards. Additionally, with the decentralized nature of BioFi, it will enable new reward mechanisms including bonuses or product discounts.