On the 01 December 2014 the Central Bank of Kazakhstan issued its new 1000 tenge banknote into circulation. The new paper banknote design, which is predominantly coloured yellow and brown, includes 2 SPARK security features from SICPA. It also includes a windowed security thread and watermark amongst other modern anti-counterfeit security features. The note will…Details
A report by The Moscow Times, states that Russia’s Central Bank is to release a 100-ruble banknote commemorating the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The banknote is currently being designed and the artwork is yet to be made public. This follows the release of two 10-ruble coins which feature Crimean landmarks – one a Crimean castle and…Details
The increasingly popular virtual currency can now be chosen by users to add funds to their Microsoft accounts to pay for services such as games and videos on XBox games consoles, Windows phone apps and services, or to purchase Microsoft’s software. Rather than making an official announcement, Microsoft added a page to its customer support…Details
Innovia Security have issued a statement advising that the Central Bank of Mauritania has issued its new 1000 Ouguiya banknote printed on Guardian® polymer substrate. Guardian® is now used in 78 banknote denominations, by 24 countries. The Central Bank has reduced the size of the 1000 Ouguiya banknote to 142mm by 70mm which, it says,…Details
According to an article by the Rwandan news agency The New Times, Rwandans have been advised to use less cash in their daily transactions to help minimise banknote wear and tear. John Rwangombwa, Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, is promoting the use of cashless payment methods, such as electronic cards, and mobile phone…Details
According to various news reports, the Central Bank of Cuba (Banco Nacional de Cuba) has announced that it will be introducing new security features to its banknotes as part of its monetary reform.
The denominations affected will be the 20, 50 and 100 pesos and will notably have an updated watermark image.