Poland’s Top University Teams With Billon And Microsoft To Bring Blockchain Into Academia

Blockchain | May 20, 2019 By:

Billon Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Polish blockchain firm Billon Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Warsaw’s blockchain research center.

Billon Solutions, which uses its blockchain enterprise system to provide a number of payment services, will be working with the Center for Research on Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology, operating at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. They will support each other in their academic and expert work on blockchain.

“Cooperation with the best Polish university is another step towards the widespread use of a breakthrough distributed ledger technology,” said Robert Kałuża, Billon’s Chief Operating Officer. “Together with experts from the University of Warsaw, we will explore the potential of introducing this technology to the academia. I am convinced that the university will benefit from such functionalities as document immutability or instant money transfers.”

The partnership, which can be expanded to include joint initiatives implementing distribured ledger technology (DLT) solutions in the university environment, will receive support from Microsoft Poland. The Polish branch of Microsoft will provide access to Azure cloud services.

“The education sector is one of the priorities in Microsoft’s wide-reaching activities and I am glad we can collaborate in such an innovative project which implies the deployment of cutting-edge technology, such as blockchain or Microsoft Azure cloud services,” said Katarzyna Węglińska, Enterprise Channel Manager at Microsoft Poland. “We believe a joint creation of secure scenarios will enable the development of projects associated with securing and streamlining the exchange of academic documents.”

Established this year, the Center for Research on Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology aims to deliver the analytical and expert knowledge necessary to incorporate DLT into the national and international legal order. Research conducted by the Center includes regulations (STO/ICO, digital currencies, distributed ledger in public administration), civil law (smart contracts), international issues (jurisdiction over cross-border online projects) and criminal law (liability for illegal public offering).

“An agreement with the leading Polish fintech is another step in the activities of the Center for Research on Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology,” Center’s manager Dr Sławomir Żółtek. “At numerous business and academic conferences, our experts discussed the possibilities and benefits of the widespread use of distributed ledger technology. Cooperation with Billon confirms these statements and provides the opportunity to introduce DLT to the academic community.”