Łukasz Jonak

DELab UW, Faculty of Sociology UW
His research interests lie at the intersection of sociology, cognitive science, and information technology; he seeks to understand where sociology must go to adequately describe the contemporary social world. He is particularly concerned with the social aspects and implications of blockchain technologies - governance issues, regulation, decision-making and identity management in decentralised systems.
Determinants of blockchain ecosystem functioning in Poland

Dr. Grzegorz Sobiecki

Warsaw School of Economics, Association of Blockchain Experts

He has been working on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology since 2011. Since October 2018, he has been heading the first postgraduate studies in Poland entirely devoted to blockchain "Blockchain: business, law, technology" at the Warsaw School of Economics. Associate supervisor of a PhD on Bitcoin, supervisor of several other PhD students. Head of research and development (R&D) of the token issuance and trading platform project (2020-2021). Member of the scientific team implementing the OPUS grant, including the concept of using DLT technology in financing large investments. Consultant advising on project assumptions and concepts of using blockchain technology. Co-founder and President of the Blockchain Experts Association. Expert of NCBIR and PARP in several programmes. Ad hoc expert witness for the prosecution. He was a member of the stream "Blockchain / DLT and digital currencies" within the program "From paper to digital Poland" at the Ministry of Digitalisation (2019). His publications, teaching and speeches mainly cover economic and financial aspects of blockchain technology.

Dr. hab. Iwona Karasek-Wojciechowicz

KPI expert
Karasek&Wejman law, Jagiellonian University

Iwona Karasek-Wojciechowicz has over 20 years of practical experience in business law. She provides legal assistance to commercial companies, banks, financial institutions, technology companies (including fintech, defi, trading platforms), and the real estate sector.

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Analyst DELab UW

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During the semi­nar, the results of a quali­ta­ti­ve stu­dy of the Polish block­cha­in eco­sys­tem will be pre­sen­ted, with empha­sis on the con­di­tions of its ope­ra­tion and pro­spects for deve­lop­ment. Gene­ral eco­no­mic fac­tors rela­ted to the ease of doing busi­ness and the level of gene­ral trust in busi­ness-sta­te rela­tions are impor­tant for the ope­ra­tion of this indu­stry. On the other hand, issu­es rela­ted to the inno­va­ti­ve natu­re of the indu­stry are cru­cial, such as access to finan­cing of risky ven­tu­res, regu­la­to­ry per­spec­ti­ves regar­ding inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts and servi­ces or the exi­sten­ce of ini­tia­ti­ves sup­por­ting the envi­ron­ment. The glo­ba­li­sa­tion of the blockchain/crypto indu­stry and the ease with which Polish com­pa­nies can enter into inve­stor or part­ner­ship rela­tions with enti­ties from all over the world are also of con­si­de­ra­ble impor­tan­ce. The pre­sen­ta­tion will discuss the com­bi­ned influ­en­ce of the­se fac­tors on the sha­pe of the Polish block­cha­in ecosystem.

Pro­ject „Social Machi­ne” is fun­ded by the „Dia­lo­gue” pro­gram of the Mini­stry of Scien­ce and Higher Education 

A series of English-language meetings to present the results of research in the field of digitisation, conducted by researchers from European Union countries.

The seminars are an excellent opportunity to learn about topics undertaken at foreign universities and to discuss them with invited guests. Due to their interactive form, they are also an opportunity to build cooperation between Polish and foreign research centres. Past seminars can be found on the DELab UW website.

Determinants of blockchain ecosystem functioning in Poland
Koalicja na Rzecz Polskich Innowacji
Determinants of blockchain ecosystem functioning in Poland
Build Up Your Future Conference - Faculty of Economic Sciences UW Student Representative Office
Favicona DELab
Determinants of blockchain ecosystem functioning in Poland
Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw
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