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Argentina Upgrades Its Relatively New 2,000-Pesos Banknote

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On November 7, just months after issuing its first 2,000-pesos banknote, the Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA) has put into circulation an...

Busted: Belgian-Greek Network Smuggling Migrants with fake IDs

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The following news story was released by Europe’s Border Security Report earlier this month. Authorities in Belgium and Greece have dismantled a network that was...

Security Banknote Hologram Wins International Trade Award

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An advanced banknote showcasing the best in micromirror and hologram integration, has won the ‘Best Applied Security Product’ category at the Excellence in Holography...

Provisional Agreement on European Digital ID Reached

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The Council of the European Union issued the following press release on November 9, 2023. With a view to ensuring a trusted and secure...

Biometric Technologies of the Future: Gait Recognition

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Gait recognition is the next potential biometric which is being looked at very closely as a viable technology of the future. Gait recognition, simply...

Macau to Launch New 10- and 20- Patacas Notes in Early 2024

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Macau expects to put new banknotes in two denominations, with a total of four designs, into circulation early next year. The two issuing banks...

Biometric Technologies of the Future: DNA Recognition

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The use of DNA as a unique piece of evidence did not start until 1984, by a scientist known as Alec Jeffreys. It did...

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Identity Documents

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. This document aims to outline the ongoing work and the various...

Celebração! Brazil has a Colorful and Secure New Passport

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Brazil is now issuing passports with a new design that is as vibrant and interesting as the country itself. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

New Technology Developments Lead Hologram Growth in 2024

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Developments in new anti-counterfeit technologies will help support the growth of holograms in 2024, according to Dr. Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

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All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2021, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

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The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...

LIVE BLOG: Oklahoma Mobile ID App Decommissioned and more news…

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

Greece Has Begun Issuing a New Generation Passport

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Greece has launched a New Generation Passport, with a new design and advanced security features. The Hellenic Police Headquarters, National Passport and Secure Document...

Solomon Islands’ Sophisticated New 50 & 100 Dollar Banknotes

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The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has issued new, upgraded $50 and $100 banknotes. The new notes have been in circulation since December 28, 2023. The traditions...