Nasdaq's Blockchain Technology to Transform the Republic of Estonia's e-Residency Shareholder Participation
As part of the program's pilot, shareholders who are Estonian or Estonian e-residents will be able to participate in the corporate governance of companies more conveniently and securely than ever before. The e-Residency platform vastly improves the ability to authenticate shareholders for the e-voting service, while blockchain technology will allow votes to be quickly and securely recorded, streamlining a proxy voting process that has historically been labor-intensive and fragmented. The pilot is aimed to launch in 2016.
"I'm delighted Nasdaq will be using the e-Residency platform to offer shareholders a new e-voting system," said
Making it easier and safer for shareholders to participate in company meetings and votes is not just a matter of convenience or security; these interactions are the primary ways that a company's shareholders interact with corporate management and shape the future of the company they own. By making e-voting more efficient and secure, the blockchain-based system has the potential to empower shareholders and improve their engagement.
"On the heels of the successful execution of a Blockchain transaction in the US private market, we are pleased to further advance this technology in
- E-Residency: http://e-resident.gov.ee
- Nasdaq &Nasdaq Baltic: http://business.nasdaq.com/, http://www.nasdaqbaltic.com/
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The Estonian e-Residency program allows anyone in the world to become a digital resident of Estonia. Not only can Estonian e-residents easily found and manage Estonian companies online, they can also digitally authenticate themselves. Applicants for e-Residency are fingerprinted and background checked by the Estonian state. Once approved, they are issued an electronic ID card which, in combination with a 4-digit pin, can be used for secure digital identification.
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