Blockchain Federal association gives first press conference

Yesterday, 33 companies from all over Germany founded the Blockchain Bundesverband, based in Berlin. Today, on 30 June 2017, the first official press conference took place at the conference center in the House of the Federal Press Conference. The board consists of Florian Gatz (blockchain lawyer), Joachim Lohkamp (JOLOCOM) and Friederike Ernst (gnosis). In addition, the association has a political advisory council with politicians from all political groups. Marcus Ewald, Federal President of the Young Economic Council, chairs the Advisory Board.

v. l. The goal of the association is to form a non-partisan social alliance for the early, comprehensive adaptation of the blockchain technology in Germany. Dialogue with the policy is necessary in order to set the right regulatory framework in time so that startups and companies are given the opportunity to actively promote the blockchain technology in Germany.

For instance, a focus of the federation will be the state recognition of blockchain-based trust and identity services as well as electronic signatures. The potential in business and administration is enormous and offers Germany the opportunity to set international standards.

In order to implement this, the Federal Association calls for an active promotion of education and science, since already many new jobs are already being created in the blockchain area. In addition, a Blockchain Enquete Commission is to be set up to investigate how blockchain technology can help bring the democratic state into the digital age.

More information is available on the official homepage bundesblock. where, among other things, the core requirements of the Federal Association are to be found.We at welcome the founding of the Blockchain Confederation and look forward to a good collaboration to bring the issue of blockchain into mainstream and politics.