Estonia has become a leader in technology and innovation, but how?
For Estonian-born CEO and co-founder of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus, the answer is in the past.
"We (Estonia) kind of started rebuilding the nation in 1991 after we became independent again. And we did things the smart way."
Formerly a part of the Soviet Union, since gaining its independence Estonia has reinvented itself by modernizing and digitising many of its old analogue systems.
Estonia's digitalisation is highlighted in it's e-identity programme, and e-residency initiative.
Its e-identity programme has streamlined financial services and day-to-day tasks for the 98% of Estonians who have an ID card, and Estonia's e-residency initiative offers foreigners the chance to become a digital resident of the country – all at the click of a few buttons.