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Security by Design: Colour & Split Fountains

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Line art, microprinting, guilloche patterns, security halftones, transparent register and other features based on printed artwork are common...

DICE – the banknote of the future

Since time immemorial, cash has determined our social and economic life, with all its related risks and problems, such as enabling crime. Apart from...

The march of the mobile

The financial services industry is increasingly showing an interest in biometrics. Apple Pay and iTouch have taken biometrics to the mass market, followed by leading...

A giant leap forward

Nathalie Creste and Claudia Schwendimann In 2015, based on an amended legal basis, the laissez-passer issued by the European Union made a giant leap, from...

Intelligent use of CCTV

According to the World Health Organization, by 2050 seven out of every ten people will live in a city - an urban population of...

DNB’s authentication app for euro notes

Today, over 80% of Dutch people own a smartphone. A recent study indicates that people use their phones more than 200 times a day for...

Multibiometrics

Today’s dramatic advances in biometric technologies open the way to unprecedented opportunities in the field of border control. On-the-fly, non-intrusive systems enable fast, yet...

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...

Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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