Alibaba Finance Arm Buys Eye-Scan Startup in First U.S. Foray

  • Ant Financial acquires Kansas City, Missouri-based startup
  • Biometric company identifies users through eye-vein patterns

Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., acquired EyeVerify Inc., to expand services using the U.S. startup’s biometric authentication technology for securing consumers’ online data and transactions.

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