New customers including UnionDigital, Vodafone Idea and AAA deployed BlockID platform to prevent identity impersonation, account takeover and fraud

East Brunswick, N.J., Feb. 1, 2023 – 1Kosmos, the only company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced it continued to grow its lead in the passwordless market last year as concerns about account compromise and online fraud accelerated demand for its BlockID platform. The company reported increased customer acquisition in key verticals, including major deployments with UnionDigital, Vodafone Idea and AAA, among others. 

“2022 was marked by a significant increase in demand and adoption of the 1Kosmos identity proofing and passwordless platform among medium and large enterprises in virtually all industries,” said Hemen Vimadalal, CEO of 1Kosmos. “Customers are recognizing the advanced security and usability benefits of passwordless, which resulted in customers making long-term investments in BlockID.”  
2022 Business Highlights 

1Kosmos was recognized as a technology and market leader by leading analyst firms in multiple reports:

1Kosmos and its BlockID platform were recognized for technology innovation by several industry award competitions:

  • 1Kosmos was named a 2022 SINET16 Innovator for unifying identity proofing and passwordless authentication 
  • The Company was Named Best Consumer Digital Banking Solutions Provider for Unified Identity Proofing and Passwordless Authentication in the Fintech Futures 2022 Banking Tech Awards
  • 1Kosmos Won Three Global InfoSec Awards at RSA Conference 2022, including Best Product ID Verification, Most Comprehensive Multi-Factor Authentication and Cutting Edge Passwordless Authentication
  • Selected Finalist in the 2022 SC Awards for Best Emerging Technology 
  • Named Finalist in the 2022 US OSPAs Awards for Outstanding New Security Product
  • Received Investment from Gula Tech Adventures 

1Kosmos continued to expand its executive management team to accelerate and manage growth with several key hires including:   

The company extended its position as the leading provider of standards-based identity verification and passwordless authentication with several new industry certifications and capabilities:

1Kosmos continued to expand its partnerships for product integration, implementation and  go-to-market with:

  • Ping Identity for technical integration of BlockID with DaVinci, which is now available in the Ping Identity Marketplace 
  • Simeio to deliver customized solutions that combine passwordless multi-factor authentication with verified identity

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About 1Kosmos

1Kosmos enables passwordless access for workers, customers and citizens to securely transact with digital services. By unifying identity proofing and strong authentication, the BlockID platform creates a distributed digital identity that prevents identity impersonation, account takeover and fraud while delivering frictionless user experiences. BlockID is the only NIST, FIDO2, and iBeta biometrics certified platform that performs millions of authentications daily for some of the largest banks, telecommunications and healthcare organizations in the world. The company is funded by Forgepoint Capital and Gula Tech Adventures with headquarters in East Brunswick, New Jersey. For more information, visit and follow us  on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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