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New 200-Dirham Banknote Celebrates Morocco’s Independence

The Central Bank of Morocco (Bank Al-Maghrib) recently issued a new 200-Dirham banknote to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the country submitting its Manifesto...

New IHMA Security Image Register is Launched

The secure registry of holographic images, established by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) to safeguard hologram copyright and underpin the use of holograms...

The Story Behind MIRAGE™, HID’s Window-based Security Feature

When the Kingdom of Bahrain launched its first ePassport last year, we were fascinated by one of its special components: the MIRAGE™ window-based security...

DOVID Designers at IQ Structures are Supported with AI

IQ Structures, a research and manufacturing organization focused on controlled nanostructures, a member of IQS Group, has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance...

The World’s 25 Most Powerful Passports for 2024 [Update]

Which countries have the world’s most powerful passports? There are several ways to assess this. One measure is the number of countries a holder can...

Philippine National ID & 1,000-Piso Note Win Regional Awards

The PhilSys national ID card (PhilID) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) P1,000 polymer banknote won awards at the 2023 High Security Printing...

A Preview of Kazakhstan’s New Family of Banknotes

Starting this year, the National Bank of Kazakhstan will start rolling out an all-new family of banknotes. The new series of “Saka style” notes...

Top Cybersecurity Incidents of 2023

The trend of Cyberattacks and breaches continued to gain steam in 2023. WeLiveSecurity.com has compiled a report detailing 10 of the biggest security incidents...

Kazakhstan Issues 10,000 Tenge Commemorative Banknote

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the introduction of its national currency, the tenge, Kazakhstan put a commemorative banknote into circulation on November 15,...

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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