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Cash and Crises
Cash is a symbol of national sovereignty
The CFA Franc is dead. Long live the Eco.
December 30, 2019
The CFA Franc was established in 1945 and is used in two African monetary unions, one in Western Africa and the other in Central Africa. The West African CFA Franc will be replaced by the Eco in 2020.
Will PEPSI displace Visa and MasterCard?
November 15, 2019
20 European banks are planning the launch of the Pan-European Payment System Initiative -PEPSI - to challenge the dominance of Visa and MasterCard in Europe and counter Big Tech firms.
Morocco : 2018 in Figures
August 30, 2019
Here's what you need to know about cash in Morocco! Have a look at our infographic to find out more.
Libra coin – Hype or Game-changer?
July 01, 2019
Does Facebook's global d(en)omination herald a new worldwide form of WeChat, the Global Bank of Facebook or virtual nation state?
The World in Your Pocket: International Day for Monuments and Sites
April 18, 2019
In honour of International Day for Monuments and Sites, CashEssentials is giving you a glimpse of the world right at the reach of your pocket!
Banknote-able Women: International Women’s Day
March 08, 2019
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s talk about the remarkable women who have led positive change in their countries and their legacies to be featured on legal tender.
Photo Contest is now open!
September 19, 2018
The time has come to take a snapshot of your most discreet, everyday companion: cash! The 2018 CashEssentials photo contest is now open, from 19 September to 7 November.
What happens to currency when a country seizes to exist?
August 28, 2018
There are many cases in history where a country ceases to exist literally overnight, but what happens to its currency? Read the case of the DDR, or the reunification of Germany.
History and heritage on banknotes
April 20, 2018
Check out some spectacular images of monuments and sites depicted on banknotes in honour of the International Day for Monuments and Sites!
Kenya’s Central Bank could be charged if shilling not replaced
September 20, 2017
The Central Bank of Kenya could be charged if it doesn't act quickly on the change in constitution: none of the country's notes and coins should carry illustrations of individuals.
Light shines on the new Swiss note
May 10, 2017
Shining bright today is Switzerland's new 20 franc note: a live representation of light's many virtues from creativity to science.
Germany champion in cash issuance
March 30, 2017
Germany has been exceeding its yearly euro production allocation, but it could lead to additional costs in the future. German's love of cash is one reason but not the only one: euro banknote migration could also be the cause.