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Euro banknotes get new signature

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

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

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’

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

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

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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