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Press Archive

Digital payment solutions from G+D again win innovation awards from Juniper Research

05/10/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Juniper Research has awarded two solutions from G+D with the "Future Digital Award for Payment Innovation". The QR code payment system for mobile payments and the company's payment platform for wearables won first prize in their respective categories. This is the second year in a row G+D has won awards from Juniper Research’s Future Digital Awards in two categories, emphasizing the company's leading role in the market for digital payment solutions.

Identity as a human right: G+D emphasizes importance for global development

16/09/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

According to World Bank estimates, around one billion people do not yet own a legal identity. However, this is absolutely essential for the protection of fundamental rights and the participation in social life. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) therefore actively supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal of giving everyone a legal identity by 2030 and points out its importance.

Bangladesh establishes ePassport infrastructure in all embassies

07/09/2021 Berlin Veridos

The People's Republic of Bangladesh is announcing the enrollment and issuance service for the new forgery-proof ePassport in all its foreign missions worldwide. The required infrastructure is provided by Veridos, a leading global provider of integrated identity solutions. Veridos has already been equipping the domestic passport offices of the People’s Republic with the necessary infrastructure since 2020.

SmartTravel from Veridos implements new ICAO recommendations for digital travel authorizations

12/08/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In its new technical report, the ICAO makes recommendations for the design of digital travel authorizations. This approach reduces the use of paper-based forms and processes and, for instance, speeds up the verification of visa-exempt foreign nationals who have to provide certain information when entering specific countries. With SmartTravel from Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, public authorities can adopt the ICAO guidelines through a quick and flexible implementation process.

Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient to pilot first general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency in Africa

11/08/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to pilot a general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency (retail CBDC) in Ghana, West Africa. G+D is providing the technology and developing the solution adapted to Ghana’s requirements, which will be tested in a trial phase with banks, payment service providers, merchants, consumers and other relevant stakeholders.

G+D warns: chip shortage threatens vital economic sectors

04/08/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The global semiconductor shortage is causing bottlenecks in numerous industries. The international technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) warns of failures in economically critical areas such as connectivity, payment systems, and electronic identities – and notes the far-reaching consequences the shortage could trigger.

G+D's Convego® Connect APIs chosen by Marqeta to provide card personalization services

29/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient has been chosen by US-based global modern card issuing platform Marqeta as a new partner for card issuance services. The entire range of issuance services will be supported using G+D's Convego® Connect APIs (Application Programming Interface) platform.

Giesecke+Devrient welcomes official project launch of the digital euro

15/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

At yesterday's meeting, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) gave the go-ahead for the possible issuance of a digital euro. A two-year investigation phase is to clarify what the digital version might look like. Giesecke+Devrient welcomes the ECB's decision to proceed with the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the Eurosystem. Considering the worldwide initiatives from central banks to issue digital money as a legitimate means of payment in addition to cash, this is an important signal for the sovereignty and stability of the European currency area.

Veridos welcomes new ICAO travel document specifications

14/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

ICAO has issued the 8th edition of Doc 9303 for the standardization of machine-readable travel documents. Veridos, a leading expert on integrated identity solutions and provider of ICAO-compliant identity documents as well as accompanying systems, supported the creation of the current Doc 9303 edition through various contributions in consultation with international standardization bodies.

Bangladesh celebrates the country’s first eGates

14/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

This week, Asaduzzaman Khan, Honorable Minister of Home Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, officially opened the country’s first eGates at the capital’s International Airport. The implementation of the state-of-the-art automated border control (ABC) solution is part of the country’s overall modernization of the next-generation electronic passport infrastructure. Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, provides the eGates as well as the whole value chain for tamper-proof ePassports.

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