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italy travel

Italians not yet welcome in Austria

Austrian authorities have opened their borders to nationals of its neighbouring countries after keeping them closed for more than two months due to the...
internet of things

Part 2: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Our last article introduced the concept of the Industrial Internet of Things, also known as the “IIoT” for short. In this article, we examine...
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic’s new pesos in circulation

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD) says new banknotes have been put in circulation. The new DOP 1,000 note was released on 24...
canadian border

Canadian closed to non-essential travel

The Canadian border is closed to non-essential travel until 21 June during the COVID-19 pandemic. CBC News reports it is up to border officers to...
italy travel

Italy reopens for travel despite criticism

After three months of total lockdown and no tourists in sight, Italy has opened its borders to tourists from the Schengen Area and the...
germany travel

Germany lifts travel warning

Germany has decided to lift its travel warning for 31 European countries as part of a normalisation process after the coronavirus outbreak. Heiko Maas, Minister...
zim banknotes

Zimbabwe gets Hybrid(TM) notes

The Central Bank of Zimbabwe has revealed that the new ZWD 10 and ZWD 20 are printed on Hybrid(TM) composite substrate by Louisenthal. The key...
croatia id card

Croatian ID to comply with EU order

Croatia is fast-tracking amendments to its government’s Law on Identification Cards to make the credential compliant with the European Union’s directives requiring fingerprint and...
sri lanka id card

Sri Lanka plans to launch digital ID

Sri Lanka is reportedly planning to launch a biometrics-backed digital identity card to support digital access to a range of government services. Daily News reports...
zim dollars

Zim dollars likely printed by Giesecke & Devrient

Zimbabwe has received 60,000 kg in freshly printed higher denomination banknotes. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said the ZWD 10 and ZWD 20 banknotes...

Why Corporate Boards Should Prioritize Minors’ Data Privacy

Whether your company wants to let kids in or keep them out, companies must now comply with expanding digital privacy and safety laws set...

King Charles III Banknotes Due Out June 5, 2024 [Updated]

Early this year, we published this preview of the U.K.'s new banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles III. The new banknotes went into...

Japan’s New Banknote Series

In 2022, we published a preview of Japan's new family of banknotes. The new notes were released on July 3, 2024. Here we have...

Optimizing Serialization: Part 3

The first part of this series discussed letterpress numbering machines, detection of counterfeit serial numbers by printing process examination, and strategies for optimizing letterpress...

Mozambique Launches a New Family of Banknotes

The Central Bank of Mozambique launched a new series of banknotes on June 16, 2024. All six denominations (20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and...