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LaunchKey to Host Mobile Authentication Design Challenge

Nov 4, 2015 By Press Release

LaunchKey, the leading mobile authentication platform, is hosting a design contest aimed at challenging local engineers to come up with innovative transactions-based apps using its password-free, decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform. The event will be held on November 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) at LaunchKey's corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.

"LaunchKey got its start at a hackathon event, similar to this, winning first prize at Las Vegas Startup Weekend in 2012," said LaunchKey CEO Geoff Sanders. "We are really thrilled to be able to give back to the local engineering community by hosting this spirited competition, and more importantly, to see all of the creative and innovative ideas that come out of it."

Competitors at the LaunchKey event can compete individually or as a team. All entrants must build their solution using one of Launchkey's SDKs for Android, C#/.NET, iOS, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, or Windows Phone or by directly utilizing the LaunchKey API. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the best implementations in both authentication and authorization as voted by LaunchKey judges. In addition, the event's participants will vote to select the winner of the "People's Choice Award," based on contestant presentations. To register for the event or for additional information, please go the event website at: http://hackauthon.com.

LaunchKey is a leader in decentralized, multifactor authentication solutions that allow users to mobile devices to authenticate transactions, rather than a password. A recent LaunchKey survey found that password-based authentication is no longer capable of meeting the demands of modern information security. According to survey data, an overwhelming 84% of respondents would support eliminating passwords all together. Additionally, more than three-fourths of those surveyed (76%) feel their data would be more secure with alternative forms of verification, such as those offered by LaunchKey.

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