Finally while in London, I got to pick up my e-residency pack.
It was a bit of rush to get to the Embassy of Estonia as they are are only open certain times of the day. But once I got there, answered a few questions with my passport, gave up a few fingerprints and waited a bit; I was presented with my pack which included the digital identity card, USB reader, instructions and secure pin and puk numbers.
It was pretty painless and the lady behind the glass was pleasant enough on a hot sticky day.
Here we go… I'm now officially part of the Estonia e-residency virtual statehttps://t.co/UObHOtYDs2 pic.twitter.com/cgCl2GxtPN
— Ian Forrester (@cubicgarden) July 10, 2017
Of course because I’m using Ubuntu, it was never going to be as straight forward as plugging it in. In the FAQ’s theres instructions to get it working on Ubuntu.
As it was late, I decided to do it tomorrow night, as I was tired even with the espresso I had late night.
Teretulemast klubisse. Mis plaan on?
— Phil J. Łaszkowicz (@siilime) July 10, 2017
Many people have asked what I’ll do with it now I got it?
Digital signing is certainly one of my things I’ll be doing more of. I have other plans to use it for authentication, as its backed by the state of Estonia. I’m still unsure what .ee domain I should buy too. Will I setup a bank account? We shall see… Its a very interesting time to have loose ties to the EU.