Archive for September, 2010

Fortress Paper’s Chad Wasilenkoff named Entrepreneur of the Year

Chad Wasilenkoff of the thriving North Vancouver company Fortress Paper was named Entrepreneur of the Year on Tuesday by Ernst & Young. The 38-year-old Fortress board chair and CEO started the company in 2006 with a focus on international specialty and security products — including paper stock for currency and passports — and has seen […]

From First-Generation to Second-Generation E-Passports

Though over 170 countries currently use machine-readable electronic passports, the world has fallen behind the deadline sought by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to have every country using e-passports by April 2010. The ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that sets the standards for international air transport to ensure safe travels […]

Swaziland Issues New Banknote Series

Earlier this year, the Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS) – a country on the South-Eastern coast of Africa – announced a major overhaul to their currency. This month, CBS began the rollout of the new banknotes, starting with the E100 note. The change to the currency comes as counterfeiting worldwide becomes easier to effectuate. Colour […]

Football Season Triggers Counterfeit Warnings

With football season back in full swing, some National Football League (NFL) teams are warning fans to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets. This week, the Superbowl winning New Orleans Saints issued a statement saying fake tickets for their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings were circulating “in the secondary market” – via the […]