AUGENTIC’s and Orell Füssli’s Connected Banknote - the “UTOPIAN DUAL” - wins Advancement of Digital Currency Award at the Digital Currency Conference in Washington D.C

Munich February 2022 – AUGENTIC’s and Orell Füssli’s Connected Banknote — the “UTOPIAN DUAL” — wins Advancement of Digital Currency Award at the Digital Currency Conference in Washington D.C

AUGENTIC GmbH announces that the Connected Banknote — the “UTOPIAN DUAL” — was named the winner of the Advancement of Digital Currency Award at the Digital Currency Conference in Washington D.C. This Award is presented in recognition for outstanding contribution to currency technology and policy and has been selected by the Digital Currency Advisory Committee.

The Digital Currency Conference is a combined, global event that raises important policy, strategy, and technology issues by leaders in the banknote and currency business. This premium event brings together key officials in the currency-issuing and distribution departments of Central Banks and Monetary Authorities, printing works, and leading currency industry suppliers from around the world. Advancement in Digital Currency Awards are presented to digital currency initiatives that take forward the platform as a payment instrument and are selected by experts of the Digital Currency Advisory Committee. The partnership was represented by the management of Orell Füssli. The committee announced the winners on awards gala dinner on 24 th of February.

In our digital society CBDC initiatives and projects are gaining traction. Most advanced interbank projects are expanding their scope to test interconnectivity with other interbank projects of the potential of linking with retail projects. The innovative Connected Banknote is an integral part of the roadmap for Central Bank Digital Currencies and Digitalization.

AUGENTIC and Orell Füssli have been awarded for the Connected Banknote in advancing the platform of digital currencies. This solution combines Orell Füssli’s highly secure banknotes with AUGENTIC CBDC Platform including trustwise.io Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The Connected Banknote is a customizable CBDC solution that bridges the physical and digital worlds of a currency. Transferring its value is transparent, secure, easy to use, and fast.

CEO of AUGENTIC Labinot Carreti states: “I am so proud of this achievement and this amazing partnership between AUGENTIC and Orell Füssli Ltd. Security Printing. Together we are shaping the future of CBDC. Also special thanks to trustwise.io ag for the tireless work in making this possible and Currency Research for recognizing the great contribution of our partnership for the future of Central Banks and their digital currencies.”