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July 2020

  • DNB Reports on the Future of Cash Infrastructure
  • Cash Survey Results in Switzerland and the US
  • 12 Months an Editor - the Only Certainty is Change 
  • Financial Crime is Not Victimless
  • A Better Way to Measure Cash
  • News in Brief
  • Modelling Future Cash Transaction Volumes 
  • Payment News
  • The Complexities of Financial Inclusion
  • Further Reading
  • Round-Up of CBDC News
  • ‘Cash in Times of Turmoil’
  • Call for Papers for New Technical ‘Super’ Event

June 2021

  • What Drives Consumer Payment Behaviour?
  • Cash and COP26
  • MAS Issues its First Sustainability Report
  • Dutch Remain Positive about Cash
  • Challenges of Electronic Payments
  • News in Brief
  • How to ‘Green’ the Cash Cycle
  • Payments News
  • Further Reading
  • SNB Favours a TokenBased CBDC Design
  • BoE and the BIS Launch the London Innovation Hub
  • Round-Up of CBDC News
  • Currency Research Article
  • Threat to Payments from Chip Shortage
  • Proof-of-Work v ProofofStake

May 2021

  • Access to Cash Pilots Pick Up Speed in the UK
  • Snapshot of Asia in 2021
  • News in Brief
  • A Focus on Coins in the Cash Cycle
  • Germany Faces Higher Card Fees
  • Cash in the USA – an Update
  • The Challenge of Achieving CBDC Objectives
  • Latest Work on CBDCs
  • Less Technology Debate, Less Cost Focus, Better Cash Handling
  • Payment News
  • What is Programmable Money?
  • Future of Cash – Continuing the Conversation
  • CBDC Conference Update
  • Changes to CPN, and New Online Platform
  • The Importance of Trust

April 2021

  • Cash in the Pandemic: European Round Up
  • UK CBDC Taskforce Established
  • Once Hailed as Unhackable, Blockchains are Now Being Hacked
  • News in Brief
  • Cash Usage in Southern Europe: a Time of Change?
  • Impact of the Pandemic on Cash in Italy
  • Cash in the UK 2020 – Survey Results
  • DNB Becomes Net Issuer of Banknotes
  • Branch 'Deserts' a Myth in the US
  • Riksbank Reports on E-krona Pilot Phase 1
  • 2020, Less ATM Crime
  • Central Bank Digital Currency Round-Up
  • Payment News
  • Cash & Payment News Advisory Panel
  • Digital Financial Inclusion

March 2021

  • Cash Increases Risk for Central Banks
  • Payments Leadership Council
  • Retailers as Bankers
  • How did Americans Spend During the Pandemic?
  • News in Brief
  • Diebold Nixdorf Positions Itself for the Future
  • Latest ATM Report Shows High Levels of Innovation
  • Top Payment Trends in Turkey in 2021
  • Improving the Efficiency of the Handling of Cash
  • What Happens When COVID Restrictions Lift? Canada’s Story
  • The Flight to Cash in a Crisis
  • Wales Launches Complementary Currency to Boost COVID-Affected Economy
  • New Project Announcements
  • Payment News

ECJ Supplement

  1. Euro Banknotes and the Power of Legal Tender
    • The Background – Cash and the Future of Euro Banknotes at Hearing at the European Court of Justice
    • What is Legal Tender?
    • Cash As Part Of Monetary Policy
    • The Cost of Cash
    • Future of Cash
  2. The Advocate General’s Opinion – Bundesbank Act Challenged and an Absolute Right to Payment
    • German National Law’s Definition of Banknotes
    • EU Law Does Not Provide for an Absolute Right to Payment in Cash
    • Legal Tender: CBDC And Electronic Payments
    • The Only Direct Link
    • The Future of the Case

February 2021

  • Cash – the 'Anchor of Stability' Which Needs Safeguarding
  • Cardtronics Accepts NCR’s Offer
  • CashTech News Round-Up
  • CashTech: Taking Cash Forward
  • News in Brief
  • Pandemic Payment Patterns in the Netherlands
  • New Initiative to Ensure Universal Access to Payments
  • A Changing Payment Landscape in Hong Kong?
  • UK Cash Under Pressure
  • 'Ready, Steady, Go'? Results of the 3rd BIS Survey on CBDC
  • Legal Status Needed for CBDCs
  • CBDC Risks Becoming a Gigantic Flop
  • CBDC Security and Convenience: a Major Challenge
  • Measuring and Understanding Foreign Demand for Euro Banknotes
  • Dirty Money and the Demand for Cash
  • Lack of Payment Competition Raises Costs
  • Federal Reserve Survey Reflects Changing Cash Usage
  • Future of Cash – Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities
  • CBDC Conference Speakers and Plans in Place
  • Change Needed For India’s ATMs

January 2021

  • NatWest Brings Together the UK Cash Industry
  • Euro Vision (But not the Song Contest)
  • Italy Moving Towards Digital Payments
  • News in Brief
  • The Practicalities of Partnership
  • Contactless Payments Have Little Impact on Cash Usage
  • DNB Quick Guide to CBDCs
  • Sweden Considers the Future
  • Call for Higher Contactless Payment Limits
  • Payment News
  • ‘A Digital Euro is Due, if not Overdue’
  • Protecting ATMs
  • CPN is Going Online… and Weekly!
  • Cash Essentials Launches Cash Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Without Cash, Can There be Safe Payments?

December 2020

  • UK’s PAC Demands Answers
  • Libra Rebrands to Become ‘Diem’
  • 2020 Vision: News in Brief
  • News in Brief
  • The Cash ‘Paradox’
  • ECB Emphasises the Importance of Cash
  • DMI – the Future of Payments
  • Bank Branch News
  • Payments in Brief
  • The Road to Bank Branch Transformation
  • Coin, Coin Everywhere and not a Cent to Spend
  • Germany’s High Coin Demand Driven by Domestic Demand
  • Further Reading
  • YouGov and the Impact of COVID on Cash
  • Cost of Payments Stubbornly High
  • DNB Commissions Study into Future Cash Infrastructure

November 2020

  • Understanding Cash Demand
  • Norway Plans for the Future
  • It’s All About Trust
  • News in Brief
  • ATMs Reinvented
  • Country Cash Profile: Mexico
  • Cash in the Pandemic
  • CBDCs – Making Good Choices
  • Australian Cash Update – the Journey Continues
  • Africa Banks on Mobile Payments
  • Cash Balance Optimization Using AI & Big Data
  • Agenda for Online Asia Cash Cycle Seminar
  • New CBDC Conference
  • US COVID Results in More Cash
  • Upcoming Webinars and Conferences

October 2020

  • Europe Plans for a New Payment Future
  • RBNZ Prepares for the Future
  • What Makes Cash Such a Resistant King?
  • Is There Profit In Serving the ‘Unbanked’?
  • Cash Lowest Cost Payment Option for UK Retailers
  • News in Brief
  • ECJ Gives Opinion About the Status of the Euro
  • Canada’s 2019 Cash Alternative Survey Clarifies Trends
  • Sweden: Ahead of the Curve or Just Special?
  • A Busy Month for CBDCs
  • Further Reading
  • Mobile Wallets: the Past, Present and Future
  • Industry Hits Back at Sensational Reporting of New COVID Study
  • The Virtual Cash Cycle Seminar (ICCOS) Agendas
  • Self-Service Banking Moves Forward in Asia
  • Latest Cash Research in the UK

September 2020

  • Missing £50 Billion, and No New Coins for 10 Years
  • Money Creation of the Future: How Businesses Adapt
  • Interchange Fees… What About Them?
  • When Will the Penny Drop?
  • Latvia’s Payment Trends
  • Payment News from Around the World
  • Company News
  • Pandemic and Payment Behaviour: A View from Australia
  • ‘Rise of the CBDC: Drivers, Approaches and Technologies’
  • How People Pay Starts to Normalise – Regional Recap
  • Bundesbank Researches Cash Hoarding in Germany
  • Further Reading
  • ATMs and the New Normal

August 2020

  • Payment Fraud Predicted to Accelerate
  • Fed Starts CBDC Research Programme
  • Digitising the Cash Cycle
  • The Future of Cash Services in the UK?
  • Payment News from Around the World
  • CBDCs – the Bank of Canada View
  • Significant Trends in Fed’s Latest Survey
  • Are The Dutch Going Contactless?
  • Are There Indicators to Predict a Cashless Society?
  • Does the Cashless Society Discriminate?
  • This House Believes that the Citizen has the Right to Payment Privacy
  • CashTech
  • Cheques, Cash and Digital in India
  • The Currency Cold War
  • ICCOS Will Take Place Virtually

July 2020

  • SICPA Launches CERTUS
  • LumaChrome for Product Authentication and Currency
  • Scientists Create New Technique for Printing Colours
  • Printing Beyond Colour
  • News in Brief
  • Opsec Launches COVID Authentication and Traceability Solution
  • De La Rue Expands Brand Protection Solutions
  • ASPA & GS1 India Sign MoU to Fight Counterfeiting
  • Sound of Intaglio Authentication Now Available at Point of Sale
  • A1 Security Print Launches New Feature to Combat Cheque Fraud

June 2020

  • SICPA and REYNDERS Partner to Fight Counterfeiting
  • Graduate Certificate in Illicit Trade Analysis
  • De La Rue Results and Capital Raising
  • De La Rue Webinars
  • Mitigating Bias in AI-enabled Remote Verification
  • Fibrecode by Septillion Technologies
  • Amazon Establishes Counterfeit Crimes Unit
  • BREEZE – a New Security Thread for Banknotes
  • Call for Papers – Digital Document Security Conference
  • Russia’s Pharma Traceability Deadline

May 2020

  • Personal Protection Equipment – New Market for Counterfeiters
  • Durable Near Infrared Ink Patented
  • Reconnaissance Launches Online Publication Store
  • Farm-to-Fork Authentication and Traceability from Kezzler
  • Colorcon Announces Authentication Platform for Pharmaceuticals
  • Blockchain – Forget the Criminal Record, it Might Just Save Your Life
  • Nanocrystals Offer Anti-Counterfeiting Solution
  • Japanese Researchers Develop High-Security Identification Chips
  • Printing Beyond Colour – New Report
  • University Spin-Out Cibus Analytical Secures Funding For Food Fraud Testing
  • News In Brief

April 2020

  • SICPA Launches SICPASTAR Hot Stamp
  • COVID-19 Fuels Seizures of Fake Medical Supplies
  • HP Indigo and JURA Present Security Documents Digital Print Webinar
  • NiceLabel Provides Free Label Cloud Software to Fight COVID-19
  • Chinese Consumers Wary of Fake and Unsafe Food Products
  • The Science of Print Evaluation
  • Schreiner ProTech Introduces Microfont
  • SnapDragon Monitoring Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation
  • Whiskey ‘Webs’ for Spotting Counterfeits
  • News In Brief

March 2020

  • MIT Invents New Cryptographic Tag
  • Japan Sake Makers to Adopt Blockchain to Fight Fakes
  • New Anti-Counterfeit Wine Technology
  • Clarification from WHO on Cash
  • Smartphones for Authentication and Payment – the Landscape
  • Up to €4 Billion of Fake Pharma Traded Worldwide
  • DDS and Market Defense Launch AuthentiGuard Security Paper
  • New Special Report: Printing Beyond Colour
  • Danone to Track Baby Formula
  • News In Brief

February 2020

  • Digital Security Printing with HP Indigo and Jura
  • Trusona Raises $20 Million
  • Securing Physical Documents with Digital Signatures
  • Plasmons Cause Waves at Optical Document Security 2020
  • Call for Papers – DDS Conference
  • WHO Prioritises Efforts to Prevent Fake Medicines
  • News In Brief

January 2020

  • De La Rue Moves Forward with its Authentication Division
  • Systech International to be Acquired by Dover Corporation
  • Authentic Vision Protect HDMI Cables
  • US-China Trade Deal Hopes to Combat Sale of Counterfeits
  • Ralph Lauren Unveils Digital Product Identities to Tens of Millions of Products
  • Physical to Digital
  • ELTRONIS – Product Authentication and Packaging Protection
  • Alitheon Raises $14.9 Million for AI-Based Authentication
  • Scientists Create Edible Security Tags for Medicines
  • From the Archives