Lithuania launches blockchain digital collector coin

The Bank of Lithuania has officially issued its digital collector coin LBCOIN, making it the world’s first digital coin issued by a central bank. Finance...

Nigerian e-passport packed with security features

Nigeria has rolled out its electronic passport with options of 5 years and 10 years validity. The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says the technology behind...

Where 170 million ‘red lobsters’ go to die

Ever wondered what happens to “old money”? Westpac Wire unpacks what will happen to Australia’s 170 million existing $20 banknotes when the new “red lobsters”...

Dual citizenship allowed in Norway

From next year onwards, Norway will allow dual citizenship for its citizens. This means that foreign residents who qualify for Norwegian nationalisation can keep their...

20 years of commercial holography

Ian Lancaster, general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, is stepping down after more than 20 years of service. Ian gives his insight...


Checking the world’s ID documents and banknotes

Microprinting placement

Joel Zlotnick, Tyra McConnell and Traci Moran Counterfeit Deterrence Laboratory Office of Fraud Prevention Programmes Bureau of Consular Affairs US Department of State Introduction Microprinting is primarily a security feature...

SURYS Photometrix explained

us census

Part 1: US 2020 Census