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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Fraud Intelligence Limited: 2023 in Review

What our customers say and do matters most. Their feedback inspired Fraud Intelligence Limited in ways both big and small, and in 2023, we accelerated our execution to take that feedback and transform it into a reality aligned with our partner's needs, which enabled us to build tools emboldening Fraud Intelligence Blockchain to become the undisputed leader and trusted source of shared fraud intelligence globally.

Listening and Expanding

2023 was a year of listening to our customers; the more we listened to them, the more we could build capabilities that put us in the shoes of Fraud Intelligence Professionals globally. In these uncertain economic times, costs are under a magnifying glass. The ability to generate ROI is under intense scrutiny. Investors want more for less. We heard you loud and clear, and Fraud Intelligence Limited was up for the task of delivering something novel to address these concerns.
Freemium Pay Per Use

Now, with a few taps, customers can gain access to a freemium pay-per-use model that removes the cost equation from customers who want to gain access to a diverse set of fraud types (Wangiri, IRSF, Stolen Device, IP address, and SMS A2P) to combat problems such as Simbox Fraud. Our freemium pay-per-use subscription allows customers to earn and spend essentially internal digital credit tokens through their contributions and downloads from the ledger. This flexibility enables a fair and inclusive ecosystem for all participants and promotes the right behaviour for consortium-led initiatives.
We also understand that some organisations may wish to pay to access the data (or be granted visibility of strictly limited subsets of the data on the blockchain). So, we also built a subscription capability, which is available for customers who prefer to retrieve data without contributing. This modest subscription fee is used to support ongoing development.
A New Machine-to-Machine API

Among other things, we've worked with customers such as Vodafone Group, Six Degrees, Telia Company, Latro Services, MTN Group, and more to understand that these kinds of tools are necessary to create a path whereby fraud intelligence professionals can get away from a world of 'hands on keyboard' and 'manual data uploads', and move towards a world of automation and integrated conduits that remove human error and reduce time spent on unnecessary tasks.
As a consequence of that effort, we are pleased to announce the release of a new "machine-to-machine" API that gives telcos an uninterrupted ability to access this crowdsourced data seamlessly. We also embedded fraud data in analytics and scoring, ensuring that fraud intelligence professionals can be confident in the accuracy of data flagged as fraudulent in a crowd-sourced environment.
We also set up the API to be extensible with existing Fraud Management System providers, such as Mobileum and Six Degrees, so that we can make real and meaningful changes. We are looking forward to accelerating these conversations in 2024.
Enterprise Grade Infrastructure

Fraud Intelligence Blockchain operates on a community-led project called Hyperledger Iroha under the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Foundation. This gives Hypeledger Iroha the strength and legitimacy to support the vision of a consortium agnostic platform for fraud intelligence sharing. It is worth mentioning that the same technology backbone used to power the Fraud Intelligence Blockchain is also used to power the World's first blockchain-based central bank-operated national payment infrastructure known as Bakong (for Cambodia), a system to date that runs over $10B of transactions and touches on 60% of the general population.
As the telecommunications landscape evolves, there is great potential to direct this experience towards expanding cross-consortia collaborative intelligence sharing, not only for telcos but also capabilities that can improve the protection for end customers and as Hyperledger Iroha is an open source contribution to the Hyperledger Project.
What's next?

The Fraud Intelligence Blockchain boasts more than 5M records, and we know that it is one of many tools that Fraud Intelligence Professionals use to grind it out and get stuff done. Going forward, our teams will continue to strengthen and digitise the customer journey with security by design at the core and with further enhancements to the user navigation and UX so that we can positively impact the entire telecommunications industry.
We also wish to announce that we are giving our customers worldwide the opportunity to learn more about the Fraud Intelligence Blockchain - for free- with a one-time special bonus of 1,000 tokens to register for the service. As we head into 2024, we want to keep listening to and doing more for telcos, regulators, and our FMS partners to build on the spirit of collaboration and precision to strengthen our platform work further.

We look forward to sharing new initiatives in the New Year.

Anthony Sani, Danie Maritz, Andrew Wong, Bogdan Mingela, Travin Keith, Katsuhiro Otake

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