Summary of 2023

2023 began unexpectedly difficult due to a serious health condition (and surgery), but now it’s fine - I just need to keep track of regular monitoring/tests. The first month resonated with the rest of this year. However, I managed to do quite a lot of stuff this year.…

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Invisible disability in the world of technology

My name is Lukasz Olejnik. I have been disabled since the end of primary school. In 1999, I underwent a brain tumor surgery in a very difficult location. It goes without saying that the consequences of such a procedure can be very serious; in my case, it resulted just in…

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LL.M. degree at University of Edinburgh Law School

In 2023 (nearly 10 years after my PhD graduation) I was awarded the title of Master of Law (LL.M.; with distinction). The topic of my dissertation is very current and I will make it public soon. Here I write a few words about the studies. For starters, it aligns…

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Preliminary assessment of Digital Euro

The European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation introducing the digital currency euro. It is the so-called CBDC (central bank digital currency). Unfortunately, the content of this regulation is disturbing. Let's start with the fact that reconciling the very idea of "decentralization of payments" and "central bank" (centralized by…

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