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Lesson 14

Digital country

Author: Taras Samchuk

State in a smartphone. Diia

At the end of 2019, on the initiative of newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky, the project "State in a Smartphone" was launched.

The main idea is to help citizens receive services provided by the state in electronic form, which significantly simplifies the traditional bureaucracy. According to the plan, the project was to be fully operational within 3-5 years.

The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine was established to implement the idea of ​​general digitalization of the country. One of the first steps of the new ministry was the launch of the public services portal "Diia" (Action) in early 2020. "Diia" is a site and mobile application that allows you to use basic documents in electronic form.

Thanks to the application, you can not carry paper originals:
- passport of a citizen of Ukraine
- taxpayer identification number
- passport
- certificate certificate
- driver's license
- those. car passport

In the "Diia" you can also register as an entrepreneur, which will take no more than 15 minutes. Whether to open your own business, registration will take no more than 30 minutes.

You can pay taxes, watch state television, or take opinion polls through the application. In total, more than 70 online services are available on the portal. At the end of 2021, more than 12 million Ukrainians used "Diia".

Internet banking. Privat24 / Monobank

In the early 2000s, one of the first Privat24 internet banking appeared in Ukraine. Today it is used by more than 14 million Ukrainians. At the same time, digital neo-banks are emerging and overgrowing. The most popular among them is Monobank.

The bank serves customers without branches or head office, all services can be obtained through the application.

Monobank attracts the younger generation, who do not like spending time in regular bank branches. The most common age of clients is 24 years.

For comparison, the largest in Poland PKO Bank Polski, has slightly more Internet banking users - 6 million.

Not every bank in the world can boast that the transfer of funds can be received in less than one minute. This mobile application is minimalist and convenient, and the company supports Ukrainians and keeps up with the times because of the updated graphic card that every user can choose.

By the way, an essential factor is that customer support is provided 24/7.

A classy and fashionable cat has become an individual patented brand of Monobank. "The cat that" lives in our application "is what the founders of Monobank call him.

The best Ukrainian digital developments. Grammarly

In recent years, more and more products of Ukrainian IT developers are entering the world market. GitLab developer platform, MacPaw software, Squad digital doorbell systems, or Ajax security systems have proven themselves.

Grammarly's service is unique. It is one of the best and most successful online platforms in the world for testing English grammar. Three Ukrainian developers created Grammarly in 2009. Now with the help of the service, you can write texts in English without errors. The online platform can also check texts for plagiarism, correct grammatical mistakes in a sentence, or even assess the tone of a message to understand better how the recipient perceives it. In 2021, Grammarly was used daily by more than 30 million people worldwide.

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Politics

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