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New Romanian Banknote Honors First Female Army Officer

On 1 December 2021, the National Bank of Romania (NBR) put into circulation a new 20-lei banknote. It is the first Romanian banknote to feature a...

Azerbaijan Introduces Commemorative Banknote

The Republic of Azerbaijan introduced a commemorative 500-Manat banknote on 4 November 2021 in honor of the “anniversary of the historic Victory of the...

New banknote holograms win International Security Awards

A holographic device that provides improved protection for banknotes against the risk of counterfeiting, has won an international award organised by industry trade body,...

Simultaneous Offset: Strategies for Optimization (Part 1)

Introduction In printing parlance, the term “registration” is used to describe the alignment of images applied in multiple printing steps.  Good alignment of plate images...

Is Cybersecurity Insurance a Double-Edged Sword?

With Cybersecurity threat variants starting to go out of control, especially threats of Ransomware, SMBs are scared for the simple reason that they could...

Update: Ontario to Launch Digital ID in 2022

In September 2021, the Canadian province of Ontario announced that it would launch a digital ID for its residents by the end of the year,...

IATA 2021 Global Passenger Survey Results

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), and the conclusions are interesting. The primary...

Detecting Counterfeit Money in the Blink of an Eye – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, the Four Nations Group described their research to determine how public users   benefit from the considerable investment by...

Nepal to Start Issuing e-Passports

Starting 17 November 2021, Nepal’s Department of Passport will start issuing electronic passports (e-passports) to citizens who apply for new or renewed passports. Until now,...

Deploying Endpoint Detection & Response: 5 Best Practices

The Cyberattacker of today is no rush to launch their threat vectors. Unlike their previous “smash and grab” style, Cyberattackers now take their time...

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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