e-Estonia

After Brexit, British entrepreneurs are looking to the future – and Estonia

Estonian e-residency offers British entrepreneurs the opportunity to securely run an EU business online, even after Brexit. Meet some of the Brits who are already using it to build businesses of the future, from advanced tech entrepreneurs to location-independent digital nomads. The future has arrived It’s early morning on a …

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President Ilves receives the Reinhard Mohn Prize for promotion of digitalisation

The former president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, has been awarded this year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize, “Smart Country: Connected. Intelligent. Digital.”, for his work on the promotion of digitalisation in government, education and public services. According to the Bertelsmann Stiftung (“foundation” in German), during his ten-year tenure as the president …

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Nasdaq completes a blockchain technology test in Estonia

Nasdaq Stock Market, the second-largest exchange in the world, has successfully completed a blockchain technology test to run e-voting on its Estonian exchange. The technology allows the shareholders of companies listed on Nasdaq’s Tallinn Stock Exchange to vote in shareholder meetings using e-voting through Estonia’s e-residency platform. Now the stock …

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Estonian postal company’s e-receipt project shortlisted among the best in Europe

The e-receipt project of the Estonian postal company, Omniva, was shortlisted for the European Business awards for innovation. This year, about 33,000 companies from 34 countries applied for the European Business Awards that, according to a statement by Omniva, is Europe’s largest business competition since 2007. Only 350 companies from …

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Finland, Russia and the US top the e-residency applicants’ list

The most applications for the Estonian e-residency programme come from Finland, Russia and the United States. According to an e-residency statistics website, 16.5% of the applicants – or 2,535 people – are from Finland. The Russian Federation is second with 7.92%; 1,216 people from Russia have applied for the e-residency. …

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The Estonian president invites everyone to become an e-resident

Kersti Kaljulaid, the Estonian president, called business people around the world to take an advantage of her country’s e-residency programme that entitles everyone, everywhere to securely identify them online, open and run a location-independent business and take advantage of a marketplace of services specifically for e-residents. “Even though there are …

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Ex-president Ilves receives the Digital Freedom Award

The former Estonian president, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, has received the Digital Freedom Award for his contribution to promoting digital culture in the Baltics, Northern Europe and beyond. The award was established by the Digital Freedom Festival to prize exceptional people who have fostered digital freedom, raised awareness of opportunities and …

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Estonia to kick off an international technology conference in Helsinki

Enterprise Estonia, the e-residency programme and the Tallinn Music Week festival will host the official opening party, Enter e-Estonia, of the international technology conference, Slush, in Helsinki, Finland, on 29 November. Taking place in the three-chambered heart of the Helsinki nightlife – Kuudes Linja, Kaiku and Stidilä complex – in …

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Estonia tops the global internet freedom chart

The Freedom on the Net 2016 index, compiled by Freedom House, has ranked Estonia first in the world. The Freedom House report, one of the most authoritative reports in the field, investigated 65 geographically dispersed and politically diverse countries, and ranked them according to obstacles to access, limits on content and violations …

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Cyprus to implement the Estonian model of electronic identity

The e-Governance Academy of Estonia and the presidency of Cyprus have signed a cooperation agreement to develop an electronic identity concept and implement a digital signature solution in Cyprus. Experts from the e-Governance Academy will advise the Cypriot government about the electronic identity and describe the technical solution. “We have …

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