A few years back I had an interesting business model requiring me to talk to countries like Sealand. Sealand is the world’s smallest country and it’s now for sale. The reason why Sealand is important to the security world is that it is not just an oddity with airgap protection but it is also the world’s most secure data-center. With no physical access, ultra secure computers, and networks, it is by far the most secure commercial hosting environment on earth.
Anyone have a billion to spend? I have got some great business models. Unfortunately the island is probably more hassle than it’s worth. Being extremely poorly known except for the security community doesn’t help much. Also it is obviously under current and constant threat of being taken over by Britain, making it a risky proposition for any high net worth activities that you want off shore and out of the hands of extradition treaties. It’ll be interesting to hear the future of the island state.