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Saudi Arabia introduces new SR-200 banknote

The Saudi Central Bank announced that it would issue a new SR-200 (200-Rial) banknote of the Saudi currency to celebrate the 5-year Anniversary of...

REAL ID Enforcement Date Extended to 2023

The restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to ease, and Americans are eager to travel by air, for both business and pleasure. But until...

Outsmart Those Who Threaten Your Smart Home

In a recent article, we outlined some of the most common threats to today’s Smart Home. Although Cyberattackers have sophisticated methods for “hacking into”...

Introducing the U.S. Next Generation Passport

As the pandemic begins to wane and travel opens up, many American globetrotters will embark on their journeys with a new travel document in...

Best Banknote of 2020: Mexico’s Sor Juana 100-Peso Bill

Last November, we announced that the Central Bank of Mexico had put a new 100 peso banknote into circulation, and that it was unique...

Saudi Arabia Digital DL Service

A digital driving license service has been launched in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The digital license was developed in collaboration with the...

Dangers That Threaten Your Smart Home

Introduction Now that the Remote Workforce is a certainty for a long time to come, the level of interconnectivity that exists in both the virtual...

Central Banks Get Serious About Issuing Digital Currencies

The soaring price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led several countries to consider setting up their own digital currencies, to be issued by...

Monitoring the Dark Web

Introduction Using the Internet today is second nature to most us. We take it for granted every day. However, when something goes wrong with it,...

World Powers Discuss Health Passports

The COVID-19 pandemic—and the desire to travel despite the health risks—has prompted the rapid development of several commercial “health passports”, such the IATA Travel Pass...

US States Embrace mDLs to Fight Fraud Amid Privacy Scrutiny

In an era dominated by smartphones, the necessity of carrying physical driver’s licenses or ID cards may soon become obsolete. Across the United States, the...

LIVE BLOG: AAMVA’s Mobile Driver License Digital Trust Service is Live

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A Major Milestone for Nigeria’s National ID Card System

Nigeria’s National Identity Management System has reached a significant milestone: It is ready to start issuing multipurpose national ID cards through the self-service online...

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,...