ABOUT BUNDESBLOCK

The German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) was founded on the 29th of June 2017 by the blockchain community in Germany. The non-profit association quickly grew to more than sixty members, among them the leading startups in the blockchain sector with a base in Germany.

ABOUT BUNDESBLOCK

The German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) was founded on the 29th of June 2017 by the blockchain community in Germany. The association quickly grew to more than sixty members, among them the leading startups in the blockchain sector with a base in Germany.

OUR MISSION

The German Blockchain Association believes that blockchain and similar decentralized technologies based on cryptography are fundamental to digital infrastructure innovation. The association’s initiatives focus on education both for decision makers in politics and industry-leading corporations, as well as the broader public. It maintains blockchain adoption is necessary to keep Germany competitive in an increasingly digital world and that the technology can only flourish if it’s recognized by politics, society and institutions as well as used by the latter two.

CORE DEMANDS

CORE DEMANDS

 

Blockchain technology can only flourish if it’s recognized by politics, society and institutions. We help politics on both the federal and local levels to:

1. create innovation-friendly legal certainty in civil law, taxation and regulation in order to establish Germany as an attractive business location for the Blockchain ecosystem.

2. use blockchain technology in the public sector.

3. deploy at least one public register with blockchain technology by 2020.

4. recognize blockchain-based trust services, time stamp services, identity services and electronic signatures.

5. open up legally prescribed interfaces for electronic data information or data provision to other market participants towards blockchain technology.

6. promote education and science on the topic of blockchain.

7. form a Blockchain Enquete Commission to investigate how the achievements of the democratic constitutional state can be transported into the digital age with the help of blockchain technology.

 

Blockchain technology can only flourish if it’s recognized by politics, society and institutions, which is why it calls for a federal association to:

1. create innovation-friendly legal certainty in civil law, taxation and regulation in order to establish Germany as an attractive business location for the Blockchain ecosystem.

2. use blockchain technology in the public sector.

3. deploy at least one public register with blockchain technology by 2020

4. recognize blockchain-based trust services, time stamp services, identity services and electronic signatures.

5. open up legally prescribed interfaces for electronic data information or data provision to other market participants towards blockchain technology.

6. promote education and sciencific research on the topic of blockchain

7. form a Blockchain Enquete Commission to investigate how the achievements of the democratic constitutional state can be transported into the digital age with the help of blockchain technology. 

glatz

Florian Glatz
President
blockchain.lawyer

Florian Glatz
President
blockchain.lawyer

irene1

Irene Adamski
Secretary-General

Irene Adamski
Secretary-General

lohkamp

Joachim Lohkamp
Treasurer
Founder and CEO of Jolocom

Joachim Lohkamp
Treasurer
Founder and CEO of Jolocom

katarinaadamws

Katarina Adam
HTW Berlin

Katarina Adam
HTW Berlin

markusbüchws

Markus Büch
FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management Berlin

Markus Büch
FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management Berlin

frankwagnerws

Frank Wagner
INVAO

Frank Wagner
INVAO

ewald

Marcus Ewald
Chairman of the Political Advisory Board

Marcus Ewald
Chairman of the Political Advisory Board

höferlin

Manuel Höferlin
FDP

Manuel Höferlin
FDP

janecek

Dieter Janecek
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Dieter Janecek
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

jazombek

Thomas Jazombek
CDU

Thomas Jazombek
CDU

Martin

Martin Kreitmair

auditor at Bundesblock

Martin Kreitmair

auditor at Bundesblock

sitte

Petra Sitte
Die Linke

Petra Sitte
Die Linke

zimmermann

Jens Zimmermann
SPD

Jens Zimmermann
SPD

BECOME A MEMBER

The Federal Association represents the interests of the entire Blockchain Community in Germany. The three most important requirements for membership are:
1. the core activity of the applicant's company is primarily based on Blockchain,
2  the applicant is willing and able to make a positive contribution to the achievement of the purpose of the association,
3. support for the application for membership by an existing member.