In Context

The next-generation communications blog from Nexmo

Category: User Acquisition

BitQuick Significantly Decreases Fraudulent and Illegitimate Transactions with Nexmo

October 6, 2017 Published by // // // //

BitQuick, the leading cash-for-bitcoin marketplace, provides highly secure and convenient online peer-to-peer transactions via cash deposit in a matter of hours. To purchase bitcoins on BitQuick.co, a buyer deposits cash into the seller’s account, and the bitcoins are sent shortly after uploading an image of the deposit receipt. The Challenge of Fraudulent and Illegitimate Transactions […]
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The Weak Link in 2FA? Perfectionism.

September 6, 2017 Published by // // //

It might be a cliché to call web security an arms race, but like all good clichés, it’s based in truth. While it’s hard for even the best-known tech firms to secure their properties entirely, there are simple steps beyond standard passwords that you can take to protect your site’s users. Passwords alone are no […]
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Get Complete Caller Data with New Nexmo Number Insight Feature

March 21, 2017 Published by // // // //

Plagued by outdated databases and limited coverage—especially for mobile phone numbers—traditional Caller ID Name solutions have delivered unsatisfactory results for businesses. Recognizing these caller data challenges, Nexmo has released a Caller ID Name feature for U.S. phone numbers that works with the most accurate and up-to-date databases available. Available now in the Number Insight API (NI), Nexmo’s […]
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Top 6 Reasons to Use Mobile Phone Verification for Your Business

March 9, 2017 Published by // // //

Companies are seeing an increase in security breaches due to spammers and scammers. These breaches can result in a poor customer experience and may lead to a decrease in customer retention, or worse, they could negatively affect your brand and result in legal and financial repercussions. To decrease the potential for compromised security, a great […]
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Journey of an SMS: Global SMS Messaging in a Complex World

February 16, 2017 Published by // // // //

SMS engagement rates are over 94 percent, dwarfing most other communication channels. The personal, direct nature of SMS makes text messages nearly impossible to ignore. Think about it: when was the last time you ignored an SMS? You may have 1,136 unread emails and 47 unread Facebook Messenger IMs, but you likely have 0 unread messages […]
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A U.S. Patent for Phone Verification Done the Nexmo Way

January 25, 2017 Published by // // //

Vonage has been issued a U.S. patent (Pat. No. 9,516,480) for Verify, the Nexmo phone number verification API, thanks to the innovative, conversion-focused solution it offers customers. Yes, Verify enables reliable user authentication — sending a PIN code to a prospective registrant who then enters the PIN into an app or web service — but that […]
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Adding Phone (SMS/TTS) and Biometric Verification to Your iOS Application

January 18, 2017 Published by // // // //

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security for users that are accessing sensitive information. There are multiple types of 2FA, such as: Something you know (username, password) Something you have (your phone/SIM) Something you are (Biometric Fingerprint or Retina Scan) In this tutorial, we’ll cover how you can add all three of these […]
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