NFTs by far the hottest trend in the financial world lately. All thanks to artists who have decided to digital their own art and investors who can support their favorite singers, painters, or musicians in a whole new way. NFT is an acronym that comes from “non-fungible token,” or non-exchangeable token. It is a digital asset that works similarly to cryptocurrencies. This type of tool is also created on the blockchain and, like Bitcoin for example, represents some value in the digital world. Is the NFTs and digital art in the metaverse the future of artists? How can you create and sell artwork on the blockchain? Should one invest in art by purchasing NFTs? Is it a fad or a permanent trend? Business and artists in the metaverse will be discussed by the participants of this panel.
Palace of Culture and Science, Kruczkowski Hall (4th floor)
NFTs – digital art in the world
of the metaversum - pioneering activities
of Polish companies
Founder of mimo.ooo, a team dedicated to the creation, production and distribution of XR/AI formats, he is also a VR pioneer in Europe. He is involved in the automation of creative processes, his goal is to create tools based on AI algorithms that will automatically generate individualized content for each user and project it in XR format. He has given talks on the fourth industrial revolution, the XR/AI/5G market and narrative in XR at festivals and presentations in Warsaw, Vienna, London, Paris, Brussels, Katowice, Tallinn, Poznan, Gdynia, Krakow, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Oslo and New York. He is also involved in NFT treating this technology as one that will clean up copyright, piracy on the Internet and is becoming a new field for exploitation of creative content. He is currently implementing the FilmCoin project, which will be a platform for decentralized financing of film production and, in the future, games and XR projects. As a content producer, it has been in business since 2000. The short films and commercials he has produced and co-produced have won more than twenty awards at Polish and international festivals, including an Oscar for the animated film “Peter and WIlk.” Since 2015 he has been involved in immersive technologies and artificial intelligence, during which time he has experimented, produced content, built 360 cameras or XR distribution platforms. In 2017, together with Multikino, he launched a VR cinema network called MultikinoVR by mimo.ooo. In 2019, together with Metro Properties, he launched VRCity by mimo.ooo, a VR zone in the M1 shopping center in Warsaw.
Vice President of the Management Board of Bank Pekao S.A., supervises the Private Banking and Investment Products Division.
He graduated with honors from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Faculty of Management (majoring in Management and Marketing), and from the Cracow University of Economics, Faculty of Economics (majoring in Finance and Banking).
He began his professional career in 1994 at Big Bank S.A. and at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, where he served as an assistant at the Faculty of Management. From 1996 to 1997, he worked at Raiffeisen Centrobank S.A. Krakow Branch – he was responsible for building relationships with corporate clients. From September 1997, Jaroslaw Fuchs worked at Société Générale Warsaw Branch as a senior marketing specialist in the Commercial Office in Krakow. Then, from October 2000, he was employed at Fortis Bank Polska S.A., where he was a Senior Client Advisor in the Medium and Large Business Service Center.
In March 2003, Jaroslaw Fuchs joined Bank Millennium S.A. as a Senior Expert, and then as Director of the Małopolska Customer Cooperation Center (Medium and Large Enterprises). In August 2004 he joined Bank BPH S.A. in Krakow, then from December 2007 he joined Bank Pekao S.A., where he initially held managerial positions in corporate customer relationship management. Starting in March 2011, Jaroslaw Fuchs was responsible for managing private banking customer relations and managing a team of private banking advisors as Regional Sales Office Director in Krakow. At the same time, from 2013, Jaroslaw Fuchs was also employed at the Central Brokerage House of Bank Pekao S.A. as Director in the Region in the Strategic Clients Office, exercising responsibility for the distribution of investment products to strategic clients.
Director of the Office of Initiatives and Projects at KIR. Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology and the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Warsaw.
Completed a number of trainings and courses, including Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application organised by MIT Sloan School of Management.
Between 2011 and 2016 at PKO Bank Polski, he was involved in the area of mobile banking. Previously, from 2010 to 2011, as an analyst at BRE Bank S.A., he led project work related to the development of corporate e-banking products.
He specialises in the following areas: mobile design, mobile banking & payments, interface design, UX, internet banking, new technologies.
Multi-entrepreneur, for more than 15 years professionally connected with internet technologies working in various positions, since 2015 he has been deepening his knowledge in the field of blockchain technology, leading various organisations (including Trifinity – blockchain software house or the Blockchain Poland Association). He actively participated in the work of the Blockchain and DLT Working Group at the Ministry of Digitalisation, and gave guest lectures at national universities (including SGH, Kozminski University, Warsaw University of Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Wroclaw University of Technology, etc). At the beginning of 2021, he founded SmartVerum, a company that brings the world of traditional art into the digital world, using, among other things, tokenisation.