Everest and Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc. 

Partner to Enroll Millions of Users onto the Everest Platform 

Exclusive Agreement Leverages Unique Touchless Fingerprint Scanning Capabilities 

San Diego, California, USA.  [September 26, 2018] — Everest, a biometry-based, value transfer company, and Diamond Fortress Technologies, provider of touchless fingerprint biometric software for mobile devices, today announced a long-term exclusive technology license agreement. Everest will be the exclusive blockchain platform to use Diamond Fortress’ technology. Conversly, DFT will be the sole provider of fingerprint authentication for the Everest platform. Other implementers of DFT’s ONYX™ software development kit will have the option of enrolling users to Everest, creating an EverWallet + EverID with integrated KYC (know-your-customer) compliance. Diamond Fortress and Everest will work together during the term to continually improve their combined solution and bring it to additional platforms. 

Everest, founded in 2016, is a leader in biometric identification, digital wallet and distributed ledger (blockchain) technologies. Everest offers an integrated suite of tools to deliver a full eBanking platform: EverID provides identity verification using biometry, government IDs, third-party integrations and community endorsements. EverWallet delivers secure value storage and a document repository, and EverChain records all transactions to a cost-effective and massively scalable blockchain. These three tools combine to deliver such services as identity verification, remittances, micro-finance, document storage, and medical records. 

Diamond Fortress was established in 2012, and has cemented itself as a leader in the touchless fingerprint scanning industry with granted patents protecting its core technology. The mobile touchless fingerprinting technology, ONYX, has performed over 30M authentications on more than 2.5M different devices and on approximately 2,700 different device models. It is being used on mobile networks on six continents (204 countries), and is able to work on most smartphones and tablets with a camera resolution of 2.5 megapixels or higher.

“We are thrilled to partner with Everest to help secure a platform which is establishing an easy-to-explain and easy-to-use method of securely distributing resources to those in need. said Chace Hatcher CEO and founder of Diamond Fortress Technologies. 

Bob Reid, CEO and co-founder of Everest shared “We are excited to partner with DFT to leverage their pioneering work, deep knowledge and unique patented technologies in our products. This agreement provides the ability for us to offer touchless fingerprint scanning capabilities so our partners only need to invest in mobile phones; dramatically cutting the cost to field and operate biometric identification systems.”

   The Everest platform will leverage the Diamond Fortress’ ONYX touchless fingerprinting technology to enable individual identity verification while only using a mobile phone camera. Identity verification is a core service of the Everest identity technology, EverID, which in conjunction with EverWallet token and document storage, and the EverChain transaction engine, power the Everest platform. Securely delivering and accounting for goods, services, or currency sent around the corner or around the world by partner organizations.