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Estonia is the first country in the world to offer an ‘e-Residency‘ to people of any nationality. If you become an e-resident, you get a governmentally issued digital identity like other Estonians, that you can use to set up your own company in Estonia — completely remotely.

The program has steadily gained popularity since its inception, and it seems that it might even become more popular than making new baby Estonians.

According to the official e-Residency account, new e-Residency applicants almost topped Estonia’s average weekly birth rate in July, which is an impressive feat considering that the program only started a couple of years ago.

If you take a look at e-Residency’s data, you can see that this isn’t the first time this has happened. There have been notable surges every now and then, sometimes reaching almost 800 applicants in one week. The weekly average of applications is still lagging behind the national birth rate, but has been gradually rising since the program began. So it might not be long before new e-residents might outpace new Estonians, especially in the current political climate in Europe.

More: https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/07/25/estonias-new-e-residents-surpassing-countrys-birth-rate/#.tnw_8qItgWJ2


FiveWordsForTheFuture - Sep 19, 2017 | Digital Life, Economy, Information Technology, Society
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