Estonia is at the digital cutting edge in Europe. The public sector is organized online and Estonians have a right to internet access free of charge - an ideal environment for start-ups. Even schoolchildren learn programming starting at age ten.
At the fourth World Internet Conference, Beijing celebrated its vision of "sovereign internet." Western IT CEOs have to accept this, but DW’s Frank Sieren thinks that China's cyber policy will only cause more isolation.
Cryptocurrencies have grabbed a lot of attention in recent days as the value of bitcoin skyrocketed to hit record highs and Venezuela announced plans to create a digital currency called "petro."
After Thursday's massive hike in Bitcoin's value, the cryptocurrency fell 15 percent on Friday on profit-taking. The volatility has been put down to a decision by US regulators to allow Bitcoin trade on major exchanges.
Startup Poland wants to make Poland a hub for innovative ideas to find the know-how and funding needed to bring them to fruition. DW talked with its CEO Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa about what Poland has to offer.
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