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The Keesing Platform team brings you the latest in various fields, including security documents, security printing, banknotes, identity management, biometrics, blockchain, crypto technology and online onboarding.

Libra’s early version now available

Facebook’s blockchain digital currency Libra isn’t available just yet, but an "open-source testnet" is currently available for developers. The testnet is described as “an early...

Police crack down on darknet counterfeit criminals

Europol has carried out house raids targeting buyers of fake banknotes made by a darknet counterfeit currency producer. The law enforcement agency says police officials...

Schengen visa rules set to change in 2020

The Schengen visa rules will change in February 2020. The Schengen visa is one of the most famous visas in the world, giving tourists the...

Ugandans can now apply for passports online

Ugandan citizens wishing to apply for a passport, can now do so digitally. The government activated the e-application portal after launching the digital passport at...

British Virgin Islands signs multimillion border system contract

The British Virgin Islands has signed a $6.4 million contract with Canadian Bank Note Company to set up a system to monitor the territory’s...

France tests digital currency in new year

France’s central bank Banque de France plans to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial institutions in 2020. The bank says the digital...

Best of the best banknotes

Outstanding technical excellence in the design and security of new banknotes has been recognised by a series of awards. The awards formed part of the...

Australia saves $1 billion with polymer notes

Australia was the first country to issue a full series of polymer banknotes, completed over 1992 to 1996. After 25 years, issuance of the second...

Nigerian e-passport packed with security features

Nigeria has rolled out its electronic passport with options of 5 years and 10 years validity. The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says the technology behind...

American Airlines launches app to scan passports

Passengers travelling with American Airlines can now check-in using the airline’s app to scan the chip on the back page of their passports and...