Izba Gospodarcza Blockchain i Nowych Technologii | Chamber of Blockchain and New Technologies
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Chamber of Blockchain and New Technologies

What is CBNT?

Chamber of Blockchain and New Technologies is an initiative of entrepreneurs originated in Polish Biggest Bitcoin forum – forum.bitcoin.pl. On April 26, a similar initiative was announced by cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan. According to the Polish letter of law, the Chamber has statutory possibilities enabling it to represent the interests of the entire blockchain and new technologies industry in talks with government bodies. The broad communication of an idea happened on the February 23th at the premiere of the film title „Krypto” which was presented in the Warsaw LUNA Cinema. It was the Minister Anna Streżyńska who suggested that it might be worth to establish a worthy and trustful legal existence which mighe be representing the environment in talks with the government.

Chamber demands

  • Tax sphere – temporary or total exemption from taxes as it was made in Belarus, issuing a general interpretation or regulation regarding VAT, PCC, PIT, CIT, including clarification of transaction settlement rules for individuals and documentation of costs for entrepreneurs operating using the KPiR.
  • Elimination of interpretations imposing triple taxation of payments made with virtual currencies in the form of taxation with buyer’s income taxes, and twice taxation of the seller for selling goods or services which have been paid using virtual currencies (once from goods, second time for exchanging so acquired virtual currencies).
  • Exclusion of units used in games, including electronic and online – by definition of virtual currencies in AML. For example: replacing magic armor with a magic club, jewel, “gold” – this is neither a tax event nor any other form of law violation. What serves only entertainment can not be treated as a property gain in the real world economy. This way we might also tax income in the Monopoly game and submit it to the AML / KYC rules.
  • Statutory definition of virtual currencies for tax, civil and administrative purposes.
  • Creating a sandbox / sandbox – within which blockchain companies might be able to operate more freely and what might significantly accelerate the development of them. By default, temporarily they will not be unduly restricted by the applicable, obsolete law, which is not adapted to modern solutions and technologies.
  • Introduction of an obligation directed at financial institutions to keep a bank account for enterprises. The bank could not refuse and terminate services provided universally to an entrepreneur, who is also dealing with blockchain and virtual currencies.
  • Enabling the payment of state and local taxes, as well as other charges, eg. for waste disposal – using virtual currencies. Imposing an obligation on public entities to have addresses in virtual currencies and to accept such payments from citizens. This is particularly important because in the country as a result of the policy – foreign capital and restrictions from the KNF and the NBP – there are more and more people deprived of access to traditional banking and soon, apart from financial exclusion, electronic exclusion might take place.

  • Working towards the postulates mentioned in the section “Initial goals and demands.”
  • Conduction of didactic and popularizing activities in the field of blockchain technology and new technologies, which should contribute to the increasing turnover in the industry, as well as significantly reduce costs in the administration and in other branches of the economy.
  • Conducting audits of activities carried out by members – to eliminate practices that are illegal, unethical or inconsistent with accepted canons.
  • Issuing opinions on both technology and the legislative sphere.
  • Conducting arbitration courts – both in disputes between entrepreneurs, including those from outside the industry and the Chamber, but also in disputes between entrepreneurs and consumers.
  • Supporting Chamber members in their activities, facilitating their acquisition of new contacts, searching for business and scientific partners.

Chamber of Blockchain and New Technologies have



Board Members

On 20/04/2018 more than 40 people vividly debated the possible solutions, presented their observations and integrated with each other to ultimately select the founding committee. Of all those present at the meeting, 7 persons were chosen unanimously to the Founding Board.
Robert Wojciechowski

An expert in the field of strategic marketing and management in various industries. In his over 20-year career he worked for leading companies from the E-Commerce, Facility Management and Media industries. Robert participated in the creation of, among others, the Press Distribution Control Association and Polish Readership Research. In 2000, he also organized the Polish Internet Research, of which he was the President of the Board. Robert is professionally involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries for 2 years. At OAAM Consulting he is supporting entities in blockchain crowdfunding and ICO strategies. Father of three.

Łukasz Zgiep

Doctor of economics Lukas S. Zgiep specializes in collaborative and sharing economy business models and also in blockchain technologies. He's combining innovative startups with private investors and venture capital funds. Lukas is a Co-founder, among others of ZANDS.IT - software house, Move Smart - artificial intelligence for transportation, CrowdWay.pl - equity crowdfunding, Blockchain Alliance - market education. Lukas is present in the internet industry for over 10 years. Innovation leader at www.zgiep.com. Privately, he is a fan of new technologies, traveling and drones.

Piotr Bień

Piotr has been passionate about New Technologies since '98. He is widely recognized in the crypto sphere through his work performed at the position of Binance Angel in Poland. Acquiring the title of electronics technician with the spec. of networks and computer systems has established his passion. 8 years of experience in ``executive manager`` positions and 4 years in ``customer service`` allow him to effectively manage complex projects. He strongly believes that Poles can have a huge impact on the development of blockchain, while fueling Poland's economy with it. Trading is his latest passion.

Rafał Kiełbus

Associated with blockchain and crypto sphere since 2011. Rafał is a passionate of blockchain technology and self-taught programmer. He sold his first BTC (and still regrets it) for PLN 40 (approx 11 USD), which gives him a certain perspective on the market appearance. Since the beggining of 2017 he is associated with the Polish Blockchain Technology Accelerator, where he is a developer. Rafał is a electronics technician. For over 15 years he worked in a car service as a diagnostician of computer systems. Privately: the only ``Very Bad Moderator`` at forum.bitcoin.pl, student of Aikido, father of three.

Filip Pawczyński
Wiceprezes Zarządu

Prowadzi firmę FP IT Management, która wyprodukowała i wprowadziła na rynek najszybsze w swojej klasie urządzenie do uwierzytelniania transakcji w sieci Bitcoin – Bi•Fury USB ASIC Bitcoin Miner; do tej pory to jedyna tego typu firma w Polsce. Jako jedyny Polak udzielał wywiadu do drukowanej wersji prestiżowego „Bitcoin Magazine”. Jest założycielem i prezesem Polskiego Stowarzyszenia Bitcoin – organizacji non profit pomagającej lepiej zrozumieć potencjał Bitcoin’a oraz technologi Blockchain.

Jakub Mościcki
Wiceprezes Zarządu

Jakub Mościcki jest absolwentem Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego na kierunku finanse i rachunkowość oraz posiada wykształcenie inżynierskie z dziedziny informatyki. Jego zainteresowania skupiają się na przecięciu dwóch dziedzin: finansów i technologii. Jest również aktywnym inwestorem na rynkach finansowych z 15 letnim doświadczeniem. Współtworzył największą w Polsce grupę traderską skupioną wokół rynku forex i giełdy. Jest prezesem i współzałożycielem pierwszej firmy oferującej zabezpieczanie depozytów klientów na giełdach kryptowalutowych – Crypto Security Fund.

Lech Wilczyński
Członek Zarządu

Współzałożyciel InPay S.A. pierwszego procesora płatności Bitcoin w Polsce, członek sejmowej Komisji Cyfryzacji, Innowacyjności i Nowoczesnych Technologii, absolwent warszawskiej Polsko-Japońskiej Wyższej Szkoły Technik Komputerowych na kierunkach Robotyka i systemy wieloagentowe oraz Inżynieria oprogramowania.
Członek Polskiego Stowarzyszenia Bitcoin. Promotor wykorzystania technologii cyfrowych walut.

Statutory rights of Chamber of Commerce

benefits of setting up a chamber for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry (The Chamber of Commerce act, 30.05.1989)

Additional rights

precised in article 5 of the aforementioned act. A chamber of commerce can particularly:
a) participate in creating conditions for economic growth and support economic initiatives coming from its participants,
b) support, in cooperation with relevant educational entities, the development of professional education and the professional training of employees
c) delegate its participants, after being invited by authorities, to participate in consulting works related to relevant business
d) organise and enforce conditions for settlement using an arbitrage court and participating in court proceedings relating to the business conducted by the chambers participants
e) give opinions regarding customs in particular business
f) inform about the functioning of entrepreneurs and give opinions about the business development inside of the chamber

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