Costa Rica issues new 1,000- and 10,000-colon polymer notes

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) plans to introduce polymer versions of the CRC 1,000 and CRC10,000 banknotes on 15 October 2021. Q...

Biometrics versus ID-cards

The world of identity cards evolves around making a safer card for less money. The essence of ID-cards is that on the one hand...

Security by Design: Colour & Split Fountains

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Line art, microprinting, guilloche patterns, security halftones, transparent register and other features based on printed artwork are common...

Ghana confirms new banknotes due to inflation

The Bank of Ghana introduced a new 2-cedi coin, as well as new 100- and 200-cedi banknotes. According to the bank, the new coin and...

Biometrics industry could lose $2 billion due to COVID-19

A new report from ABI Research predicts a revenue drop of $2 billion this year in the biometric device market caused by the COVID-19...

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Checking the world’s ID documents and banknotes

What are the key features of a modern electronic passport?

Over the last years, more and more countries decided to switch to polycarbonate for the data page of their new electronic passports. The main...