Ten years ago, our country gained the unenviable title of being the first in the world to experience a nationwide cyber attack. The world’s most advanced digital nation is helping entrepreneurs unleash the e-estonia blockchain of blockchain technology. 447 0 0 0 8.
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This caused temporary disruption to a country that was already investing heavily in digital governance and emerging as a thriving startup hub, particularly for digital services. Skype was born here just five years earlier. As a result, the attack also served as a wake-up call for how the country’s digital infrastructure could be further secured through radical new technology. The longer term impact of the attack is that it helped Estonia develop into what is now widely considered to be the world’s most advanced digital nation. Today, almost all public services in Estonia are digitalised and accessed through secure digital identities that are provided to every citizen and resident.