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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...
Eastern Caribbean dollar

New Eastern Caribbean dollar note expected in 2020

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has announced that its polymer XCD 5 banknotes are expected to be in circulation in September. Dominica News Online...

Nigerian banknotes cost country ‘billions’

The Central Bank of Nigeria says N176.9 billion (almost $500 million) was spent to print banknotes between 2015 and 2018. A breakdown of the amount...
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Tanzania updates banknote security features

Bank of Tanzania (BoT) announced that it has reprinted the banknotes issued in 2010 and made some changes to its security features. The Citizen reports...
Zimbabwean dollar

Zim asks: “Where’s the money?”

Zimbabwe’s new banknotes failed to arrive, leaving banks in confusion and customers frustrated. "Where's the money?", The Herald newspaper asked in an online report. According to...

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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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