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The new Swiss Banknotes

In April 2016, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) launched its 9th banknote series with the new CHF 50 denomination. As more than 20 years have passed...

Cashless versus cash

Cashless transactions are on the rise – let there be no doubt about that. Is this increase in electronic transactions a sign that we...

Product design specifications

The creation of a new identity document always involves many stakeholders, each with high expectations. Designing a new ID document is very much about...

Recent impact in Optical Machine Authentication

In 2013 and 2014 we published two articles in this Journal on current aspects in machine authentication of security documents. Since then, the results...

Law enforcement goes mobile

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly finding that the current generation of smartphones and other mobile devices can have important benefits for operational work. Retaining...

Multiple citizenship

The number of persons holding more than one passport has grown considerably in the last ten years – a trend that is likely to...

Big data and migration policy

It is often argued that we lack data on international migration. Although there are large gaps in countries’ knowledge about migration, it is also...

Additive manufacturing

Printing has traditionally been a key technology in the production of secure documents, but it continues to produce new innovations, such as additive manufacturing....

Identities in the blockchain

Identities are important in a blockchain environment. As the blockchain concept in itself does not provide for an identity solution, an interesting challenge lies...

Libya is Withdrawing 50-Dinars Banknotes from Circulation

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) started withdrawing all 50-Dinars banknotes from circulation on April 21, 2024, in response to rampant counterfeiting. The two...

Finland’s Digital Travel Credential Pilot Program Results

In August of last year, Finland launched a pilot program to test its Digital Travel Credential (DTC) with real passengers in real-life border control...

LIVE BLOG: US Virgin Islands’ new Limited-Purpose DL, ID card for non-citizens

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New State-of-the-Art Banknote Security Feature: Nanoswitch™

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched the Moon landing, the “great leap for mankind.” This was a...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...