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How to change the company name in the business portal.

How to change the company name in the business portal.

Changing the company name is something that not many entrepreneurs do, but sometimes it’s necessary, even if it’s only because you don’t like the name anymore.…

August 23, 2019
Case Study: Going from Zero to One

Case Study: Going from Zero to One

This post was originally published on our Medium channel. Please read the original article by clicking here. Summer has taken its toll on our writing efforts.…

August 9, 2019
Security Tokens:  The New Crypto Megatrend to disrupt the Financial Industry or Just Empty Hype?

Security Tokens: The New Crypto Megatrend to disrupt the Financial Industry or Just Empty Hype?

This is the headline of the e-book which was published few days ago by Mikk Maal, the country manager of Comistar Estonia. You can download the book from the link…

July 17, 2019
Estonia on the frontline of tech

Estonia on the frontline of tech

In this short blog post I would like to direct you to an article recently published by BBC. In this article, BBC analyses different countries on their digital advancements,…

July 9, 2019
How to understand AML requirements?

How to understand AML requirements?

AML regulations are getting tighter all the time. When you deal with any bank in Europe it's obvious that the AML regulations are already unproportional for most…

June 20, 2019
Can I buy 10 years of your time?

Can I buy 10 years of your time?

This story was first published on our Medium channel. Imagine you’re sitting in a room. You’re not alone — there are 50 other people in their 20s…

June 14, 2019
What's the purpose of your accountant?

What's the purpose of your accountant?

The answer to this question seems to be obvious - to do the administrative chores! You want to get the taxes right, declarations submitted on time, and answers…

June 5, 2019
AML Officer for Crypto exchanges

AML Officer for Crypto exchanges

This post was first published on Comistar Medium channel. Crypto exchanges registered in Estonia are experiencing uncertain times. This is due to change of AML…

May 30, 2019
Starting Our Videoblog

Starting Our Videoblog

At the end of 2018 we were at the office planning out our key activities for 2019. One of the main ideas was to start our video blog or channel on Youtube. Why?…

May 30, 2019
Shareholder Agreement for e-Residency companies

Shareholder Agreement for e-Residency companies

Most of the e-residency companies are one-man companies. It’s no surprise, as the e-residency concept appeals to digital nomads and freelancers - e-residency…

May 14, 2019
Visiting Tallinn? Stay in some of the best hotels

Visiting Tallinn? Stay in some of the best hotels

When you travel, generally a big part of the experience is a cozy place to spend your nights. As we'd like to see more and more e-residents visiting Tallinn, we've…

April 25, 2019
Getting better is not getting better at what you do

Getting better is not getting better at what you do

OK - I know what you’re thinking. The headline doesn't seem to make much sense, but let me explain. When companies are trying to improve, then in many cases…

March 23, 2019
VAT, digital services, and Brexit

VAT, digital services, and Brexit

European Union has a VAT scheme for digital services which applies to all Member States - it's called MOSS. MOSS simplifies VAT reporting for companies providing…

March 19, 2019
Comistar featured on FinTech Times

Comistar featured on FinTech Times

Comistar Estonia and the CEO Mikk Maal were featured in the March edition of FinTech Times next to the interviews with LHV and e-Residency program! This sort of…

March 6, 2019
Don't be Blackberry

Don't be Blackberry

Remember Blackberry? Blackberry was the best and the most popular smartphone in the market. It was a status symbol. Blackberry's biggest value add…

March 1, 2019
Dissolving Estonian Company – Appointing Liquidator

Dissolving Estonian Company – Appointing Liquidator

Sometimes the plans will not work out. Business does not get off the ground as planned. Or the e-residency and Estonian company just aren’t as beneficial for your…

February 19, 2019
Opening our office in LA and re-designing website

Opening our office in LA and re-designing website

This blog post is a short update on some of the things that have occupied our time lately. First, we’re opening our office in the United States, Los Angeles,…

February 11, 2019
e-Residency and Security Token Offerings

e-Residency and Security Token Offerings

Both concepts, the e-Residency program and the token offerings have similar underlying principles. To simplify, bring down the costs, and to enable doing everything…

January 18, 2019
How to apply for the VAT number tutorial

How to apply for the VAT number tutorial

In this post we will give you a detailed tutorial on how to register a VAT number in Estonia. First, you have to go to the Tax & Customs Board website: www.emta.ee…

January 11, 2019
Which expenses the Estonian company can pay for?

Which expenses the Estonian company can pay for?

There are some questions which our clients have always asked us throughout the years. One that usually pops up is about fringe benefits. Below, we will explain what…

January 9, 2019
Investment Firm License in Estonia & Europe

Investment Firm License in Estonia & Europe

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. We get a lot of inquiries from entrepreneurs who…

December 19, 2018
2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

Estonia has once again topped the International Tax Competitiveness Index. Our neighbour, Latvia, has made a big leap to a second place. It's no wonder, they have…

December 19, 2018
New Service: e-Residency Legal Membership Club

New Service: e-Residency Legal Membership Club

As our legal team was just upgraded by a now ex-Deloitte Estonia lawyer, we're stepping up our legal support game for e-residents. Comistar Estonia is launching…

December 6, 2018
Announcing partnerships for our e-commerce clients

Announcing partnerships for our e-commerce clients

As we are on-boarding more and more e-commerce clients we would like to announce that we’ve struck partnerships with local firms in the UK and Germany to report…

November 21, 2018
Mistakes To Avoid As  An e-Residency Company

Mistakes To Avoid As An e-Residency Company

A fair warning before you invest 2 minutes of your precious time: this post has nothing to do with the taxes or compliance for e-residents. This is a short post…

November 15, 2018
Registering for the VAT

Registering for the VAT

As an e-Resident, you can log on to the Estonian e-tax office and give rights to your bookkeeper (to submit the monthly declarations), as well as apply for the VAT…

October 17, 2018
Payments / e-residency companies

Payments / e-residency companies

Let's talk about payments. Most of the e-residents do online businesses, whether it's an e-commerce business, consultancy, design or something else - almost always…

September 29, 2018
Banking for e-residents

Banking for e-residents

Banking is definitely the biggest headache for most of the e-residents. Due to the AML regulations, Estonian banks are reluctant to work with non-residents. Though…

September 29, 2018
Reminder for e-residency companies

Reminder for e-residency companies

Building a business is hard work. It takes time, many hours of work, setbacks, luck, and the most importantly, many small wins to get to the point you want to be. I've…

September 27, 2018
The hidden benefit of e-Residency

The hidden benefit of e-Residency

The e-Residency program has a lot of benefits for entrepreneurs around the world. Not only for the digital nomads, but also for the businesses stuck in the horrendous…

March 16, 2018
Basics Of Great (e-Residency) Companies

Basics Of Great (e-Residency) Companies

It's an exciting moment when you first receive your e-Residency card. You're now part of the community, and moreover, you can now finally start your e-business. Whether…

March 1, 2018
FAQs from Estonian E-residents

FAQs from Estonian E-residents

This post was first published on Medium.com. To avoid duplicate content (Google does not like that), I have added a link to a full article below the post. We’ve…

February 18, 2016
Estonian E-residency — The Full Guide To Digital Nomads

Estonian E-residency — The Full Guide To Digital Nomads

This post was first published on Medium.com. To avoid duplicate content (Google does not like that), I have added a link to a full article below the post. There’s…

February 18, 2016

Blockchain

Security Tokens:  The New Crypto Megatrend to disrupt the Financial Industry or Just Empty Hype?

Security Tokens: The New Crypto Megatrend to disrupt the Financial Industry or Just Empty Hype?

This is the headline of the e-book which was published few days ago by Mikk Maal, the country manager of Comistar Estonia. You can download the book from the link…

July 17, 2019
Buying Company With Crypto Licenses? Think Twice.

Buying Company With Crypto Licenses? Think Twice.

In this video I'll briefly discuss and highlight some of the reasons why buying an Estonian company with existing crypto licenses may not be a good idea - unless…

June 21, 2019
How to understand AML requirements?

How to understand AML requirements?

AML regulations are getting tighter all the time. When you deal with any bank in Europe it's obvious that the AML regulations are already unproportional for most…

June 20, 2019
AML Officer for Crypto exchanges

AML Officer for Crypto exchanges

This post was first published on Comistar Medium channel. Crypto exchanges registered in Estonia are experiencing uncertain times. This is due to change of AML…

May 30, 2019
Update on the crypto licensing process

Update on the crypto licensing process

Recently, Estonian FIU has added a new requirement if a company wants to obtain the Estonian license to open a crypto exchange or provide e-wallet services. The…

April 30, 2019
Opening A Security Token Exchange in Europe?

Opening A Security Token Exchange in Europe?

This blog post was first published on our Medium Channel. To read the full post, please click here. Security token market is gaining more and more traction.…

April 22, 2019
Why Invest In Security Tokens?

Why Invest In Security Tokens?

I’ve thought about it quite a lot — from a bit different angle than most. My angle has been why would an American investor be interested in the European…

March 25, 2019
Comistar featured on FinTech Times

Comistar featured on FinTech Times

Comistar Estonia and the CEO Mikk Maal were featured in the March edition of FinTech Times next to the interviews with LHV and e-Residency program! This sort of…

March 6, 2019
Simplifying Prospectus Requirements — Growth Prospectus

Simplifying Prospectus Requirements — Growth Prospectus

This article was published on our Medium channel. Please click here to read the full post. Growth prospectus is for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)…

February 27, 2019
Tokenizing Political Party

Tokenizing Political Party

This post was first published in the Comistar Medium Channel. Please click here to read the full post.  This post is not an expression of political views or…

February 20, 2019
e-Residency and Security Token Offerings

e-Residency and Security Token Offerings

Both concepts, the e-Residency program and the token offerings have similar underlying principles. To simplify, bring down the costs, and to enable doing everything…

January 18, 2019
Prospectus Requirements For STOs In The European Union

Prospectus Requirements For STOs In The European Union

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This post was first published on our Medium channel.…

December 17, 2018
Difference between IPOs and STOs

Difference between IPOs and STOs

This post was first published on our Medium channel. Please click here to read the full post.  During our sales meetings, we sometimes spend the first ten minutes…

December 12, 2018
ICOs, Security Tokens and Public Offering Regulations

ICOs, Security Tokens and Public Offering Regulations

This post was published on our Medium channel. To read the full post, please click here.  Crypto industry moves so quickly that it seems like years ago when…

November 28, 2018
Security Tokens As Airdrops?

Security Tokens As Airdrops?

Giving away tokens for free - which is called an airdrop - has gained popularity. It means the company isn't raising capital by doing the ICO, but rather wants to…

October 3, 2018
Our STO services are now available

Our STO services are now available

Comistar has now launched it's own security token issuing platform - www.tokenizeu.com It's a convenient way to tokenize assets and raise capital for e-residency…

September 29, 2018
How to obtain Crypto Licenses in Estonia

How to obtain Crypto Licenses in Estonia

In this blog post we go over the processes and requirements of obtaining two licenses in Estonia which allow companies to do crypto business. The two licenses are…

September 3, 2018
Security Token Offering in Estonia?

Security Token Offering in Estonia?

This blog post was first published on our Medium channel. We'll put the excerpt here, but for the full article, please click in this link to read the full article…

August 13, 2018
Estonia - the most ICOs per capita

Estonia - the most ICOs per capita

Our friends at btxchange.io have created an excellent infographic on the funding of ICOs in the recent years. And the most ICOs per capita? Estonia. This is a…

May 26, 2018
Opening an exchange business? Read this first

Opening an exchange business? Read this first

Running a cryptocurrency exchange is one of the trendy businesses that many see as a lucrative and exciting opportunity to jump on. And why not? The exchanges…

April 10, 2018
Before an ICO...

Before an ICO...

It seems the biggest ICO craze is past us when companies were raising ludicrous amounts of money even for the most ridiculous projects. The market has sobered a…

March 24, 2018
Mining Cryptocurrencies

Mining Cryptocurrencies

In 2018 everyone knows what is cryptocurrency mining. It's popular business endeavor because it's profitable. Of course, it depends on what you mine, costs, and…

February 9, 2018
Cryptocurrency Exchange License

Cryptocurrency Exchange License

The cryptocurrency trend is moving forward at a full pace. New crypto businesses are popping up everywhere. One of the biggest trends and business opportunities…

February 7, 2018
ICO guidelines in Estonia

ICO guidelines in Estonia

We at Comistar are big proponents of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. ICO (Initial Coin Offering) has become a buzzword around the world, and preferred…

February 18, 2016

Tax & Legal

How to change the company name in the business portal.

How to change the company name in the business portal.

Changing the company name is something that not many entrepreneurs do, but sometimes it’s necessary, even if it’s only because you don’t like the name anymore.…

August 23, 2019
Advertising Law Toolkit

Advertising Law Toolkit

We're going to share a Google Drive link to a toolkit which was prepared by a US-based law firm Venables LLP. We have no affiliation nor any business relationship…

June 25, 2019
Buying Company With Crypto Licenses? Think Twice.

Buying Company With Crypto Licenses? Think Twice.

In this video I'll briefly discuss and highlight some of the reasons why buying an Estonian company with existing crypto licenses may not be a good idea - unless…

June 21, 2019
How to understand AML requirements?

How to understand AML requirements?

AML regulations are getting tighter all the time. When you deal with any bank in Europe it's obvious that the AML regulations are already unproportional for most…

June 20, 2019
AML Officer for Crypto exchanges

AML Officer for Crypto exchanges

This post was first published on Comistar Medium channel. Crypto exchanges registered in Estonia are experiencing uncertain times. This is due to change of AML…

May 30, 2019
Shareholder Agreement for e-Residency companies

Shareholder Agreement for e-Residency companies

Most of the e-residency companies are one-man companies. It’s no surprise, as the e-residency concept appeals to digital nomads and freelancers - e-residency…

May 14, 2019
Update on the crypto licensing process

Update on the crypto licensing process

Recently, Estonian FIU has added a new requirement if a company wants to obtain the Estonian license to open a crypto exchange or provide e-wallet services. The…

April 30, 2019
Opening A Security Token Exchange in Europe?

Opening A Security Token Exchange in Europe?

This blog post was first published on our Medium Channel. To read the full post, please click here. Security token market is gaining more and more traction.…

April 22, 2019
VAT, digital services, and Brexit

VAT, digital services, and Brexit

European Union has a VAT scheme for digital services which applies to all Member States - it's called MOSS. MOSS simplifies VAT reporting for companies providing…

March 19, 2019
Comistar featured on FinTech Times

Comistar featured on FinTech Times

Comistar Estonia and the CEO Mikk Maal were featured in the March edition of FinTech Times next to the interviews with LHV and e-Residency program! This sort of…

March 6, 2019
Simplifying Prospectus Requirements — Growth Prospectus

Simplifying Prospectus Requirements — Growth Prospectus

This article was published on our Medium channel. Please click here to read the full post. Growth prospectus is for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)…

February 27, 2019
Dissolving Estonian Company – Appointing Liquidator

Dissolving Estonian Company – Appointing Liquidator

Sometimes the plans will not work out. Business does not get off the ground as planned. Or the e-residency and Estonian company just aren’t as beneficial for your…

February 19, 2019
e-Residency and Security Token Offerings

e-Residency and Security Token Offerings

Both concepts, the e-Residency program and the token offerings have similar underlying principles. To simplify, bring down the costs, and to enable doing everything…

January 18, 2019
How to apply for the VAT number tutorial

How to apply for the VAT number tutorial

In this post we will give you a detailed tutorial on how to register a VAT number in Estonia. First, you have to go to the Tax & Customs Board website: www.emta.ee…

January 11, 2019
Which expenses the Estonian company can pay for?

Which expenses the Estonian company can pay for?

There are some questions which our clients have always asked us throughout the years. One that usually pops up is about fringe benefits. Below, we will explain what…

January 9, 2019
Investment Firm License in Estonia & Europe

Investment Firm License in Estonia & Europe

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. We get a lot of inquiries from entrepreneurs who…

December 19, 2018
2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

Estonia has once again topped the International Tax Competitiveness Index. Our neighbour, Latvia, has made a big leap to a second place. It's no wonder, they have…

December 19, 2018
Prospectus Requirements For STOs In The European Union

Prospectus Requirements For STOs In The European Union

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This post was first published on our Medium channel.…

December 17, 2018
Difference between IPOs and STOs

Difference between IPOs and STOs

This post was first published on our Medium channel. Please click here to read the full post.  During our sales meetings, we sometimes spend the first ten minutes…

December 12, 2018
New Service: e-Residency Legal Membership Club

New Service: e-Residency Legal Membership Club

As our legal team was just upgraded by a now ex-Deloitte Estonia lawyer, we're stepping up our legal support game for e-residents. Comistar Estonia is launching…

December 6, 2018
ICOs, Security Tokens and Public Offering Regulations

ICOs, Security Tokens and Public Offering Regulations

This post was published on our Medium channel. To read the full post, please click here.  Crypto industry moves so quickly that it seems like years ago when…

November 28, 2018
Announcing partnerships for our e-commerce clients

Announcing partnerships for our e-commerce clients

As we are on-boarding more and more e-commerce clients we would like to announce that we’ve struck partnerships with local firms in the UK and Germany to report…

November 21, 2018
Registering for the VAT

Registering for the VAT

As an e-Resident, you can log on to the Estonian e-tax office and give rights to your bookkeeper (to submit the monthly declarations), as well as apply for the VAT…

October 17, 2018
Security Tokens As Airdrops?

Security Tokens As Airdrops?

Giving away tokens for free - which is called an airdrop - has gained popularity. It means the company isn't raising capital by doing the ICO, but rather wants to…

October 3, 2018
Our STO services are now available

Our STO services are now available

Comistar has now launched it's own security token issuing platform - www.tokenizeu.com It's a convenient way to tokenize assets and raise capital for e-residency…

September 29, 2018
E-Money License in Estonia

E-Money License in Estonia

500 million consumers and some 20 million businesses are operating in the EU. Fintech industry is booming in Europe. When we talk about "online banks", we usually…

September 12, 2018
How to obtain Crypto Licenses in Estonia

How to obtain Crypto Licenses in Estonia

In this blog post we go over the processes and requirements of obtaining two licenses in Estonia which allow companies to do crypto business. The two licenses are…

September 3, 2018
Security Token Offering in Estonia?

Security Token Offering in Estonia?

This blog post was first published on our Medium channel. We'll put the excerpt here, but for the full article, please click in this link to read the full article…

August 13, 2018
Cryptocurrency Exchange License

Cryptocurrency Exchange License

The cryptocurrency trend is moving forward at a full pace. New crypto businesses are popping up everywhere. One of the biggest trends and business opportunities…

February 7, 2018
FAQs from Estonian E-residents

FAQs from Estonian E-residents

This post was first published on Medium.com. To avoid duplicate content (Google does not like that), I have added a link to a full article below the post. We’ve…

February 18, 2016
ICO guidelines in Estonia

ICO guidelines in Estonia

We at Comistar are big proponents of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. ICO (Initial Coin Offering) has become a buzzword around the world, and preferred…

February 18, 2016

Business

Case Study: Going from Zero to One

Case Study: Going from Zero to One

This post was originally published on our Medium channel. Please read the original article by clicking here. Summer has taken its toll on our writing efforts.…

August 9, 2019
Security Tokens:  The New Crypto Megatrend to disrupt the Financial Industry or Just Empty Hype?

Security Tokens: The New Crypto Megatrend to disrupt the Financial Industry or Just Empty Hype?

This is the headline of the e-book which was published few days ago by Mikk Maal, the country manager of Comistar Estonia. You can download the book from the link…

July 17, 2019
Can I buy 10 years of your time?

Can I buy 10 years of your time?

This story was first published on our Medium channel. Imagine you’re sitting in a room. You’re not alone — there are 50 other people in their 20s…

June 14, 2019
What's the purpose of your accountant?

What's the purpose of your accountant?

The answer to this question seems to be obvious - to do the administrative chores! You want to get the taxes right, declarations submitted on time, and answers…

June 5, 2019
Starting Our Videoblog

Starting Our Videoblog

At the end of 2018 we were at the office planning out our key activities for 2019. One of the main ideas was to start our video blog or channel on Youtube. Why?…

May 30, 2019
Getting better is not getting better at what you do

Getting better is not getting better at what you do

OK - I know what you’re thinking. The headline doesn't seem to make much sense, but let me explain. When companies are trying to improve, then in many cases…

March 23, 2019
Don't be Blackberry

Don't be Blackberry

Remember Blackberry? Blackberry was the best and the most popular smartphone in the market. It was a status symbol. Blackberry's biggest value add…

March 1, 2019
New Service: e-Residency Legal Membership Club

New Service: e-Residency Legal Membership Club

As our legal team was just upgraded by a now ex-Deloitte Estonia lawyer, we're stepping up our legal support game for e-residents. Comistar Estonia is launching…

December 6, 2018
Mistakes To Avoid As  An e-Residency Company

Mistakes To Avoid As An e-Residency Company

A fair warning before you invest 2 minutes of your precious time: this post has nothing to do with the taxes or compliance for e-residents. This is a short post…

November 15, 2018
Reminder for e-residency companies

Reminder for e-residency companies

Building a business is hard work. It takes time, many hours of work, setbacks, luck, and the most importantly, many small wins to get to the point you want to be. I've…

September 27, 2018
Opening an exchange business? Read this first

Opening an exchange business? Read this first

Running a cryptocurrency exchange is one of the trendy businesses that many see as a lucrative and exciting opportunity to jump on. And why not? The exchanges…

April 10, 2018
The hidden benefit of e-Residency

The hidden benefit of e-Residency

The e-Residency program has a lot of benefits for entrepreneurs around the world. Not only for the digital nomads, but also for the businesses stuck in the horrendous…

March 16, 2018
Basics Of Great (e-Residency) Companies

Basics Of Great (e-Residency) Companies

It's an exciting moment when you first receive your e-Residency card. You're now part of the community, and moreover, you can now finally start your e-business. Whether…

March 1, 2018
Estonian E-residency — The Full Guide To Digital Nomads

Estonian E-residency — The Full Guide To Digital Nomads

This post was first published on Medium.com. To avoid duplicate content (Google does not like that), I have added a link to a full article below the post. There’s…

February 18, 2016

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