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Iran Issues New 10,000- and 20,000-Rial Banknotes

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) put two new banknotes into circulation on 13 July 2022. The 10,000-Rial and 20,000-Rial...

Mobile App Developers’ Best Practices & Top Mistakes (Part 3)

The first two articles in this series focused on the rapid growth and common pitfalls of mobile app development, as well as the top...

Malawi issues new, high denomination banknote: 5000 Kwacha

The Reserve Bank of Malawi has introduced a 5,000 Kwacha banknote, reflecting the need for a higher denomination in the country’s economy. According to...

The Thickest Passports in History

A regular passport nowadays usually has 32 pages. ICAO defines this standard (recommendations), and so is the standardized passport size of 125mm x 88mm...

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Is Issuing New e-Passport [Update]

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began issuing a new electronic passport on 14 July 2022. Officials say the new ePassport is designed with advanced...

Mobile App Developers’ Best Practices & Top Mistakes (Part 2)

As the first article in this series explained, the mobile app market is growing exponentially. However, continued success of this market depends on app...

The Maldives Introduces a New National Currency Symbol

On July 3, 2022, the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) introduced a new national currency symbol, according to News Notafilia. The new symbol of the national...

ID.me Milestone: Nearly 12.5 Million US Military Users

The ID.me secure digital identity network, which provides identity proofing, authentication, and group affiliation verification across public and private sectors, is celebrating a significant milestone: Approximately...

Think Digital Payments Will Kill Off Cash? Not so fast

Digital payment systems have grown tremendously over the past several years—a movement that was only accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the myriad...

Mobile App Developers’ Best Practices & Top Mistakes (Part 1)

As the Remote Workforce now takes a permanent foothold here in the United States, there is going to be one common denominator:  People will...

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

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

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,...