niedziela, 31 marca 2019

Changes in KNF

The past month has brought an earthquake in the KNF - which is an equivalent of American SEC. The previous director Artur Granicki was forced to make a resignation and has been replaced by Ms. Magdalena Borowik.

She has big plans for Blockchain industry but we are more afraid of the fate of Artur work. Ms. Borowik does not only want to launch a regulatory sandbox but has a plan for developing the whole eco-system of companies. 

KNF will work closely with PRF to establish not only sandbox but also investment fund and an accelerator. We welcome the announcement but are wondering when they will make their plans a reality. 

We do not lose time and are continuing talks with leading Polish Bank. Just on this Friday, we will hold a workshop with them and their Brokerage House. They maybe do not have a sandbox but have accelerator and investment fund already in place. And if it comes to the sandbox, will we really need to have it if we will cooperate with renowned Brokerage House? 

For us, the time to market factor is the most important one. We are first in Poland and do not want to lose that, so keep your fingers crossed for Friday. 

środa, 13 marca 2019

Pitch in Katowice

The Pitch I had in Katowice was a really good one. It did not, however, fit in the jury expectations, as it was presenting the STO not my company, so I did not win the grand prize. Still, I'm very happy to be there together with you sharing what I know about STO in Poland and all over the world. 

You can watch slides of it here. And here you will find more photos. 

On the other hand, our talks with the bank are progressing. On 5 April we will hold a joint workshop with them and their brokerage house. The stake is big, as our friends from Germany gained one million Euro in the first 24h of their STO emission...