The Blockchain Chamber of Commerce and New Technologies (Izba Gospodarcza Blockchain i Nowych Technologii – IGBINT) that was launched by the Polish Bitcoin Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Bitcoina – PBS) a few months ago, has just filed for registration with the Polish Business Register (KRS). According to Polish business daily “Puls Biznesu” (PB), the Chamber is meant to represent the whole Polish crypto sector during talks that are to be held with the Polish authorities.
IGBINT – the voice of the Polish blockchain and crypto sphere
PB also reported that there was a preliminary meeting between Vice Minister of Finance, Paweł Gruza, and representatives of the Polish crypto sector back two weeks ago. The deadline was set by the Ministry for mid-June and three Polish law firms are in charge of preparing a document containing pertinent draft regulations.
Trading Jam Session Foundation (Fundacja Trading Jam Session) with its 25 thousand members, joined forces with the Chamber’s initiative. PB informed its readers that “they succeeded in winning over 150 businesses representing a broad spectrum – ranging from small to large enterprises.”
Jacek Walewski, PBS board member, pointed out during an interview with PS that
„Poland needs to create a strong representation of businesses involved in new technologies that will participate in talks with the Polish government on regulations required to support the development of the sector.“
„PB” also reported that „this is one in a series of initiatives undertaken by the sector meant to help it draft relevant regulations.”
PB went on to report as follows:
„The Vice Minister proposed that sector representatives prepare concrete regulatory solutions designed to improve the situation of businesses operating in the area of the blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies.”
What is IGBINT?
IGBINT is an initiative that had been pondered over for about 2 years and came to fruition several months ago. As Robert Wojciechowski, one of its founders, highlights in an interview for one of Poland’s largest online financial portals, comparic.pl, the Chamber is meant to “integrate the environment of digital currencies, Blockchain and new technologies” much anticipated by market participants. In more concrete terms, its goals are very broad, ranging from cooperation with regulatory authorities, spreading awareness meant to avoid unjustified bad press about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, promoting new technologies to passing relevant legislation (including laws on taxation of digital markets). In general,it is main purpose is to be the sector’s strong, single voice.
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