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Recent Blockchain initiatives in Poland

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Presentation on some of the works recently (as of the end of August 2016) undertaken in Poland on blockchain applications, including e.g. the stream "Blockchain and cryptocurrencies".

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Recent Blockchain initiatives in Poland

  1. 1. RECENT BLOCKCHAIN INITIATIVES IN POLAND KRZYSZTOF PIECH, PHD KRZYSZTOF@BITCOIN.ORG.PL Warsaw Blockchain Meet-up No. 2 August 30, 2016
  2. 2. SEVERAL PROJECTS 1. BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY STREAM 2. POLISH BLOCKCHAIN ACCELERATOR 3. BLOCKBANK 4. DIGITAL BONDS AND SHARES ON BLOCKCHAIN
  3. 3. BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY STREAM • PROGRAMME „FROM PAPER-BASED TO DIGITAL POLAND” OF THE MINISTRY OF DIGITALISATION • 12 STREAMS; ONE OF THEM IS THE „BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY” ONE • 5 TEAMS: • TECH • EDU • LAW AND REGULATIONS • BITCOIN COMPANIES • ACCELERATOR • 70+ PEOPLE ENGAGED (LAWYERS, JOURNALISTS, BLOGGERS, TECH-GIANTS, STARTUPS, BITCOIN COMPANIES, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS, NGO AND MORE) • SEVERAL TECHNOLOGICAL IDEAS BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN FORMULATED
  4. 4. Source: https://mc.gov.pl/projekty/od-papierowej-do-cyfrowej-polski/strumien-
  5. 5. POLISH BLOCKCHAIN ACCELERATOR • INITIATIVE ON EARLY STAGES • 2 WEEKS TO THE DEADLINE OF APPLICATIONS TO THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (I.E. 15.09.2016) • A FEW COMPANIES AND RESEARCH INSTUTES INVOLVED • ABOUT 30 MENTORS • PLANNED BUDGET OF ABOUT 12.5M PLN (C. $3.2M) • A FEW MVPS WILL BE CREATED FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (ONLY); MOSTLY FOLLOWING THE NEEDS OF THE MINISTRY FOR DIGITALISATION
  6. 6. BLOCKBANK • INITIATIVE UNDERTAKEN DURING STARTUP WEEKEND WARSAW (WWW.SWWAW.COM) • 8 PERSONS INVOLVED • LEGALLY FEASIBLE (DEPENDING ON A DISCRETIONALLY DECISION OF A REGULATOR) • LEAN STARTUP APPROACH • BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN • FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY MARKET (COMPANIES AND USERS) AMONG OTHERS • HTTP://PREZI.COM/L72ZZJ8UM5BT/?UTM_CAMPAIGN=SHARE&UTM_MEDIUM=COPY&R C=EX0SHARE
  7. 7. DIGITAL BONDS AND SHARES ON BLOCKCHAIN • INITIATIVE OF TWO UK-REGISTERED COMPANIES IN COOPERATION WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF ETHEREUM ENTHUSIASTS (SWITZERLAND) • IDEA OF ISSUING SHARES AND CORPORATE BONDS ON BLOCKCHAIN • SOME LEGAL RESTRAINTS HAVE TO BE OVERCOME FIRST IN ORDER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN LEGALLY IN POLAND

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