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Euro banknotes get new signature

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Christine Lagarde, new president of the European Central Bank, has added her signature to euro banknotes. Lagarde – who signed the bills at the ECB’s...

Where 170 million ‘red lobsters’ go to die

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Ever wondered what happens to “old money”? Westpac Wire unpacks what will happen to Australia’s 170 million existing $20 banknotes when the new “red lobsters”...
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Egypt to print polymer banknotes

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The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will start printing environmentally-friendly currency made of polymer. According to a statement, the CBE is set to launch a...

Money is going digital ‘faster than anyone thought’

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Bermuda and Iceland are the latest countries to approve electronic money institutions to authorise the issuance of e-money. Forbes reports Bermuda will use e-money platform...
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France to drop CFA franc in West Africa

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A new common currency in West Africa – known as the ECO – will be launched in 2020. CNN reports that the ECO will replace...

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Part 8: Interrupting traditional counterfeiting workflow

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Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt This is the last of this paper series, which has introduced innovative security design strategies that interrupt reverse...

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