Four months after the “Bitkom Blockchain day” took place a meeting of the Bitkom Project Group Blockchain was held. Obviously there is high interest on blockchain – the event was very well visited. The meeting was structured as a workshop. After busy sessions three moderated groups on “legal”, “technology” and “business” presented their working groups results – I had the pleasure to represent the business group.

There was consensus among all groups: the blockchain technology has to be understood as a base technology, bears enormous potential, but a number of challenges as well. It was common sense that Bitkom should a establish a separate official “Work Group Blockchain”. This recommendation will now be discussed and decided following the regular processes of Bitkom. As a further measure it was suggested to establish blockchain competence and knowledge transfer in so-called “Digital Hubs”, which are currently under establishment in several areas in Germany.