Blockchain technology is undoubtedly one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. In addition to the huge potential in the financial industry, it can above all help to replace trusted intermediaries and automate business processes. Since the use case for blockchain technology goes far beyond cryptocurrencies, it is also important that countries achieve technological sovereignty in this area.
Federal bloc: old association with a new face
In order to actively help shape blockchain policy in Germany in the future, the Federal Blockchain Association (federal bloc) regroup. It is a non-profit association committed to the blockchain ecosystem in Germany since June 29, 2017. Together with its members, they want to advance the social and legal acceptance of the technology and thus strengthen the blockchain ecosystem in Germany.
In recent months, however, things had calmed down in the association. To give it new life, a working group was created in December 2021 to realign the association. The mission is clear: the federal bloc must be fundamentally reformed and professionalized in order to continue to provide active political momentum in the future.
Aschkan Allahgoli also knows how important blockchain technology is for Germany as a place of business. The doctor of physics and rapporteur from the Hanseatic Blockchain Institute eV has been part of the working group dealing with the realignment of the federal bloc since December 2021. In an interview with BTC-ECHO, Allagholi emphasizes how important it is to have a strong representative of the blockchain industry in Germany:
Blockchain technology has great potential to positively and sustainably shape society in many areas. At the same time, he faces many misunderstandings and reservations. Therefore, the task of the Federal Blockchain Association is not only to strengthen the German blockchain industry, but also to promote understanding and acceptance in society and politics.
Ashkan Allahgoli to BTC-ECHO
On Wednesday, March 30, a general meeting will be held in which, among other things, the results of the working group will be presented and a new board will be elected. The working group currently has seven members, including Dr. Aschkan Allagholi, Philipp Hartmannsgruber, Daniel Heinen, Marlene Marz, Oliver Naegele, Dr. Anja Raden, and Moritz Schildt.
The importance of a powerful association like the federal bloc is also becoming clear in the current debate over the bitcoin ban (keyword: MiCA regulation):
In the context of the current discussions about the first regulation of Bitcoin & Co., Germany needs a strong association as a spokesperson in the EU.
Working group member Daniel Heinen to BTC-ECHO
Allagholi adds that in the future they would like to work more closely with the crypto community and members of the federal bloc:
The members of the German blockchain community have common and individual needs and interests. A central goal of the federal bloc realignment is increased membership stewardship, where we work out these needs and interests together with members and address them in the right places in targeted ways.
Ashkan Allahgoli to BTC-ECHO
Due to its excellent educational policy and regulatory framework, Germany offers optimal conditions to be able to play in the first league when it comes to blockchain. So that this is not compromised by blind political activism, a strong contact person and a representative of the developer community is more important than ever. As a member of the federal bloc, BTC-ECHO will definitely continue to accompany future developments.
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