e-residency

Kristjan Lepik: How British companies can manage their EU business with Estonian e-residency

There seems to be some angst and uncertainty in London about what is going to happen in the post-Brexit world. What will be the conditions of Brexit? How many smart people will leave? How much will the economy be affected? Let’s talk about how the Estonian e-residency can help. When …

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The Estonian e-residency programme joins an ambitious global e-commerce initiative

Estonia’s state-founded e-residency programme has joined the new international initiative, called “eTrade for All”, that brings international organisations, donors and businesses under one umbrella, easing developing country access to cutting-edge technical assistance and giving donors more options for funding. The initiative was launched on 18 July at the United Nations Conference …

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French digital affairs minister: Estonia is a small state that became bigger, thanks to its choice of being a digital country

Axelle Lemaire, the French minister responsible for her country’s digital affairs, visited the Estonian capital as a guest of the Tallinn e-Governance Conference, and discussed with Estonian World the entrepreneurship and startup culture in respective countries and what could a large country like France pick up from Estonia. The Estonian ICT Week, taking …

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American fintech company integrates Estonian e-residency into its technology

An American digital back office provider for online private securities platforms, Crowd Valley, is to develop and extend its offering through its collaboration with the Estonian e-residency platform, allowing those with the Estonian digital ID to quickly and securely authenticate themselves or digitally sign in the private securities platforms supported …

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Estonia hits the 10,000 e-resident milestone

This week Manu Sporny, the CEO of a US-based company called Digital Bazaar, became the 10,000th e-resident of Estonia after picking up his e-resident’s card from the country’s embassy in Washington, DC. Although he’s never physically visited Estonia, Sporny has followed the country’s e-residency initiative, which aims to build a …

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Draft law allows to open an Estonian bank account without going to a branch

The Estonian government has approved and is going to forward to the parliament a draft legislation that will allow Estonian residents and also e-residents to open a bank account without having to go to a bank branch. “We would like to keep up with the times and make opening a …

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Donald Trump becomes an Estonian e-resident

The controversial American presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has applied and been granted Estonian e-residency, Estonian World can exclusively reveal.* Trump’s interest about the e-residency was sparked after a successful covert operation by the Estonian secret service ESSAD, its agent, who asked anonymity, disclosed to Estonian World. Despite the property mogul’s …

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E-residency enables Nasdaq Tallinn-listed companies’ shareholders to e-vote

The shareholders of companies listed on Nasdaq’s Tallinn Stock Exchange can soon start voting in shareholder meetings using e-voting through Estonia’s e-residency platform. As part of the programme’s pilot, shareholders who are Estonian or Estonian e-residents will be able to participate in the corporate governance of companies more conveniently, Nasdaq …

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VIDEO: Estonia’s e-residency one year later: 7,200 people from 121 countries

A year has passed since the Estonian e-residency programme was officially launched; as of today, more than 7,200 people from 121 countries have joined, over 240 new companies have been founded by e-residents, and more than 530 entrepreneurs use e-residency to administer their businesses. “E-residency puts Estonia on the frontline …

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Japan to implement ID cards following Estonia’s example

Japan is the first large country who is going to implement a digital personal identification card, following Estonia’s example. The step was announced on 23 October, following a meeting between the Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, and the Japanese Finance Minister, Akira Amari, who visited Estonia to get acquainted with …

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