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Bank Al-Maghrib Invests in Green Technology

In 1987, Morocco established its own national banknote printing and minting company, Dar As-Sikkah, a department of the central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) responsible for printing banknotes, minting coins, and producing secure documents.

Technology - September 24, 2021 midnight

News in Brief

Giesecke and Devrient (G+D) has invested in UK-based FNA (Financial Network Analytics), a deep technology firm specialising in advanced network analytics and simulations.

News - July 30, 2021 midnight

Sustainability and Protecting the Environment in Banknote Presses and Printing

COVID has given companies the opportunity to reflect and look at sustainability and the environment with more pressing urgency. There have been webinars and virtual conferences where this topic has been headlining, with paper manufacturers in particular demonstrating their activities to reduce carbon footprints and ensure the future and life cycle of banknotes is protected.

Sustainability - June 29, 2021 midnight

New Traffic Light Security Ink from GSI

Gleitsmann Security Inks (GSI) has launched what it terms the ‘world’s first traffic light for banknotes’ in the form of mouve GSI, a unique security feature that will help safeguard cash and other security documents using luminescent colour effects.

Technology - June 29, 2021 midnight

News in Brief

The ATM Security Association (ASA) has launched a new worldwide Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System (CCMIS).

News - June 29, 2021 midnight

Two Peas in a Pod: Cash and CBDCs

There is much talk and activity around Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) at the moment, particularly retail CBDCs. As one reads the papers and listens to the frequent webinars about them, it is striking that there is a requirement for CBDCs to replicate the performance of cash. And that is clearly proving a challenge.

Comment - May 28, 2021 midnight