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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 18.01.2017, 03:35

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Legal nationality beyond national boundaries and the role of blockchain. Estonian project case study

Legal nationality beyond national boundaries and the role of blockchain. Estonian project case study

17.01.2017

Estonia, well-known by its electronic legal nationality project, is light years away from other countries in digitalization and business convenience area. Well, e-Residency project allows everyone anywhere on the planet to register a company, pay taxes and conduct document management in Estonia.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Financial Services, Forum, Innovations, Technology



Bill to designate cyberspace as security environment

Bill to designate cyberspace as security environment

17.01.2017

The Ministry of the Interior is seeking opinions on a draft document setting out Estonia's security policy fundamentals, which designates cyberspace as another dimension of the security environment alongside land, territorial waters and airspace, reports LETA/BNS.

Mobile operators ready for launch of eCall system in Latvia

Mobile operators ready for launch of eCall system in Latvia

10.01.2017

Latvia's mobile telecommunications operators have prepared their networks for the launch of an automatic emergency call system or the so called eCall, reports LETA.


Lithuania blocks plans for data center over links to Russia's FSB

Lithuania blocks plans for data center over links to Russia's FSB

09.01.2017

Lithuania's authorities have taken steps to block plans for building the country's largest privately-owned data center close to Vilnius following an intelligence warning that it may be hooked up to a Russian spying center, reports LETA/BNS.

EUR 14 mln available to Latvian National Library for digitalization of cultural heritage

EUR 14 mln available to Latvian National Library for digitalization of cultural heritage

06.01.2017

The Latvian Central Finance and Contracting Agency has sent an invitation to the Latvian National Library to prepare a project for digitalization of cultural heritage and to submit it for co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the agency said LETA.


06.01.2017

Fintech company Contis Group set up a new division in Vilnius

Contis Group, a leading European alternative banking and payments solutions group, is to set up a new division in Vilnius, Lithuania as part of its €1 million investment plan over the next two years, companies representative informs BC.

05.01.2017

Macro Riga reduces its stake in HansaMatrix hi-tech company

Macro Riga has reduced its stake in Latvian high technology company HansaMatrix, according to a statement submitted to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange.

04.01.2017

Loans worth over EUR 100 mln financed through Mintos marketplace

In two years since the peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos launched operations, loans worth more than EUR 100 mln have been financed through it, improving access to financing to both private individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses in eight European countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, the company informs LETA/BNS.

03.01.2017

Estonian ministry to set up committee for identification of startups (corrected according to the Interior Ministry information)

The Estonian Interior Ministry has drafted an order that would for the first time ever offer the definition of a startup company for the purposes of legislation and envisage the establishment of an expert committee to ascertain whether or not a business is a startup company.

29.12.2016

Estonian arm of Skype Technologies sees 5.6% drop in FY revenue

Skype Technologies OU finished the financial year ending June 2016 with a revenue of 35.7 mln euros, 5.6% smaller than its revenue in the previous financial year, informs LETA/BNS.

27.12.2016

Direct Transfers to Cards - Application for iPhone and iPad

Rietumu Bank has released an application for iPhone and iPad allowing one to use a unique service - to make transfers of funds to VISA and MasterCard cards issued by any bank worldwide.

24.12.2016

Russia-linked spyware found on Lithuanian MPs' computers

Spyware linked to Russian intelligence agencies has been found on the computers of several Lithuanian parliamentarians, the director of the Lithuanian State Security Department confirmed to LETA/ BNS.

23.12.2016

The founder of Bitcoin Foundation and Forbes columnist will visit Blockchain Conference in Tallinn

In March of the coming year blockchain developers and entrepreneurs will get together at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn to listen to the founding director of Bitcoin Foundation, fintech columnist with Forbes Magazine Jon Matonis.

23.12.2016

Latvian Prime Minister invites residents to decorate smart Christmas tree

In order to demonstrate the potential of digitalisation in every area of life and encourage the people of Latvia to acquire active technology and programming skills, today, on 16 December, Latvia’s first smart Christmas tree was lit at the Cabinet of Ministers. Both Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis and Juris Binde, President of Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) participated in the programming of its algorithm, PM press secretary informs BC.

21.12.2016

Estonian startup Wolfprint raises USD 500,000 on Seedinvest

The Estonian virtual reality startup Wolfprint 3D has raised more than 500,000 U.S. dollars of seed investment through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedinvest to strengthen its product and to expand its business in the United States, informs LETA/BNS.

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