The South Korean Military’s Military Manpower Administration, as reported by Newsis, has announced that they will be adopting a new biometric ID and authentication solution designed by Raonsecure, one of the leading cybersecurity firms in South Korea.
Raonsecure is also the team behind TouchEn. TouchEn OnePass is the most popular FIDO (Fast Identity Online) biometric authentication service in Korea, and is also the first FIDO-certified authentication system currently being used by financial institutions.
Raonsecure’s blockchain ID solution is being jointly-developed with the Loop, the organization behind the Icon (ICX) blockchain network. The blockchain-based authentication system will be designed with FIDO standards designed into the system itself. FIDO-certified authentication solutions use unique biometric markers like voice recognition, facial recognition, fingerprints, iris recognition, along with present solutions like an old fashioned pin number, to address a wide variety of use cases.
South Korea’s interest in using blockchain for military applications comes not long after China’s announcement that soldiers could be rewarded in crypto for exemplary performance and party loyalty, last November. The news broke just after China’s President, Xi Jinping, shocked the crypto community with his new love for blockchain technology.