Unikeys is a pioneering FinTech company based in Hong Kong. The team is dedicated to designing and creating innovative card hardware wallets enabling biometrically triggered transactions, with an end-to-end solution allowing both individuals and merchants to secure and facilitate their access to cryptocurrencies within blockchain powered ecosystems.
What is the UKey card?
The UKey Card allows users to store, spend, receive and exchange multiple cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and ERC20 Tokens. It is capable of facilitating and securing payments via NFC, Bluetooth, EMV chips and Acoustic Technology. The card is designed in France.
Why a biometric feature?
With the biometric feature embedded into the UKey card, users can tap their UKey card after biometrically authenticating through the sensor in order to confirm a transaction. Therefore even if the user’s card is stolen, no one will be able to make transactions on the user’s behalf.
How long does the battery last? How do I recharge the battery?
The card can be used more than 400 times until the red diode blinks and signals a low battery level. The card is rechargeable by chip contact and induction harvesting and needs 2 hours to be fully recharged.
What happens if I lose my UKey card?
If you lose your UKey card, you can recover your private key using the backup and secret phrases via the recovery solutions of the Unikeys Wallet application. The secret phrases consist of 12 to 24 mnemonic words that must be written down on a recovery sheet and safely stored.
Are you compliant with the current regulations?
Yes. The card is compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), ISO/IEC 7810 & 14443 and has passed all the required tests. It is also compliant with the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés) and the Haifa Center of Law & Technology under the title ‘Privacy in the Digital Environment’ which proposed a new definition for the right to privacy.
Is the technology patented?
The UKey biometric card is patented in key jurisdictions around the world (Patent FR 2954546-B1).
What is the Unikeys Wallet?
The Unikeys Wallet is an application designed for the UKey card that allows users to send, receive and exchange cryptocurrencies, as well as inquiring balance and transaction records.
What is the Merchant App?
The Merchant App is an application designed for merchants to accept UKey card powered transactions. The application supports receiving and sending of cryptocurrency payments, introduce marketplace management tools and enables to tightly follow up on products and employees' performances.
What is the Unikeys Reader?
The Unikeys Reader is a PoS Terminal that allows merchants to safely accept contactless cryptocurrency payments via the UKey card NFC feature.