The conference’s goal was an interdisciplinary discussion on blockchain technology and the challenges that it places before lawyers, economists, entrepreneurs, as well as on the way in which the technology can be utilized in broadly understood business, individual and collective economic initiatives, as well as public sector activities.
Taking part as speakers in the conference were: Professor Witold Orłowski, Doctor of Habilitation, Sławomir Żółtek (Research Center on the Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology at the University of Warsaw), Jacek Figuła (Billon), Marek Kirejczyk (Ethworks), Szymon Synpniewicz (Ramp Network), Magdalena Borowik (The Office of the Commission for Financial Supervision), Artur Bilski (Research Center on the Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology at the University of Warsaw), Monika Hałupczak (Warsaw Stock Exchange), Piotr Beńke (IBM), Marcelina Szwed-Ziemchód (MSZTAX), Marcin Michna (Research Center on the Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology at the University of Warsaw), Lech Wilczyński (Inpay), Jacek Kubiak (I Love Crypto), Dr. Tomasz Smus (Blockchain Alliance), Dr. Paweł Sobków (Pinewood Holdings), Emil Radziszewski (Office of the Commission for Financial Supervision), Tomasz Kozar (Microsoft), Michał Legumina (Atende), Jacek J. Wojciechowicz (PKP Energetyka) and Dorota Zabłocka (Ernst & Young).
The conference was divided into four discussion panels:
- New technology in law and business
- Blockchain technology and the financial markets
- Virtual currencies — perspectives on development
- Blockchain technology in the public sector
The inaugural lecture, entitled “Does Blockchain Change Global Finance?”, was given by Professor Witold Orłowski.
Close to 350 people took part in the event, and nearly 800 followed the conference online.