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Estonia allows its businesses to use European bank accounts when registering share capital

The Estonian parliament on 5 December passed an amendment to the country’s Commercial Code to allow businesses registered in Estonia to use bank accounts in any European Economic Area country when registering share capital. The amendment removes the requirement that limited companies must use an Estonian bank account when registering …

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates becomes an Estonian e-resident

Microsoft founder and former CEO Bill Gates has become an e-resident of Estonia after having received the digital ID-card as an early birthday present from the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas. Gates, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, received the e-resident’s ID-card during a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, where he and …

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Estonia’s e-residency 2.0: Making it beneficial for everyone

Estonia’s e-residency programme is going through a period of change as Estonians from across the public and private sector work together to develop an initiative called e-residency 2.0. This article is commercial content. Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid recently said that a small country like Estonia has only one natural resource and …

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Pope Francis becomes an Estonian e-resident

Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican city state, became an e-resident of Estonia during his visit to the country. Francis was presented with his own digital ID card by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, during pope’s visit to Tallinn on 25 September. Pope Francis is …

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A company founded by Finnish e-resident employs hundreds of food couriers in Estonia

The food delivery app, Wolt, has grown fast since the Finnish e-resident, Miki Kuusi, set up its Baltic HQ in Tallinn – becoming the largest e-resident-founded company in Estonia. Two years ago, Kuusi, a co-founder behind a number of Finnish startups and initiatives – including the largest annual tech and …

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London’s Victoria and Albert Museum puts the Estonian e-residency card on display

The Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the leading art and design museums in the world, has put the Estonian e-residency card on display in its latest exhibition. “The Future Starts Here” is a new exhibition at the museum in London that challenges visitors to consider how cutting-edge technology will …

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Estonia opens an e-residency centre in Seoul

Estonia has opened an e-residency collection centre in Seoul, South Korea, that will help Korean entrepreneurs more easily enter the EU market without leaving the country. The centre was opened by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, who’s visiting the country. As part of her visit, the two countries also agreed …

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Three ways how estcoin could benefit Estonians and its e-residents

What would happen if Estonia decided to launch its own crypto tokens through an initial coin offering (or an ICO)? The Estonian e-residency programme began a discussion over the summer in 2017 for an idea that we nicknamed “estcoin”. Since then, the subject has generated an enormous amount of attention, …

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Estonian e-residency now includes payment processing for new companies

The Estonian e-residency now includes a solution that helps new businesses, created via the e-residency programme, also accept payments. The new service is called “Passport” and it was launched on 14 August by the international payments company, Paymentwall, in collaboration with the e-residency programme. The e-residency programme said in a …

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Estonia’s e-residency enables setting up remote companies and their banking

Estonia’s e-residency programme has finally started to allow companies and their bank accounts to be established entirely online from anywhere in the world. After two and half years in the making, Estonia’s e-residency programme announced on 25 May that the new services, for which many e-residents have patiently waited for …

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