Welcome and thank you for your interest in the NPCI's PayAuth Challenge
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organization set up for running retail payments and settlement systems in India, operating more than 10 different payments products, connecting 1200+ banks, 200+ aggregators and apps, and a billion+ users!
NPCI's PayAuth Challenge aims to identify alternative solutions around payment verification and authorization in UPI, in order to provide risk-based user confirmation and user-friendly transaction authorization on the platform.
This challenge has been devised with the purpose of exploring the feasibility and viability of alternative mechanisms for payment authentication. How does that work?
If you have a product or solution that simplifies authentication/authorization through innovative technologies like biometric verification, device fingerprinting or facial recognition, this is your chance to shine!
What is UPI? The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform is a real-time payment network set up by NPCI that enables account-to-account transactions through several different mobile apps and platforms. Wish to learn more? Visit: https://www.npci.org.in/what-we-do/upi/product-overview