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Blockchain gets a seat on Linux Foundation Board

First Published 2nd November 2016

Bloq's Jeff Garzik elected to Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Jeff Garzik, Bloq

Jeff Garzik, Bloq

Chicago -The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source,has elected Jeff Garzik, CEO and co-founder of Bloq, as their representative to The Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Before co-founding Bloq to develop blockchain solutions, Garzik was a bitcoin core developer, and spent over ten years at Linux market leader, Red Hat.

"Open source is vital to fostering and developing innovative technologies," said Garzik. "We saw this in the early days of Linux, and the parallels with blockchain-enabled technologies are undeniable. Red Hat made Linux accessible to enterprise companies, now Bloq is doing the same for blockchain."

Bloq is also a member of the Hyperledger Project, an open source initiative of The Linux Foundation. Hyperledger is a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers.

Garzik will be joining a board that features members from enterprise technology companies including Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle and Samsung.