Estonia plans sovereign cryptocurrency

By Lewis McLellan
20 Dec 2017

Estonia plans to become the first sovereign to dip its toes into the still murky waters of cryptocurrencies.

Kaspar Korjus, managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency government programme, wrote in December, in an online post on Medium, that Estonia would launch a cryptocurrency called estcoin, although he did not say when this would happen.

Cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are tradeable tokens organised on a distributed ledger, or blockchain. New ...

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