Greenstream Networks’ Chief Product Officer Manu Varghese Selected as a Member of the Hyperledger Certification Committee

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BLOK Technologies Inc. ("BLOK Tech" or the "Company") (CSE: BLK) (FRANKFURT: 2AD) is pleased to announce that Manu Varghese, Chief Product Officer of its 100% owned subsidiary Greenstream Networks Inc. (“Greenstream”) was one of eight people in the world selected as a member of the Hyperledger Certification Committee focused on creating the first Hyperledger Fabric Certification examination. The committee included selected industry experts from technology companies IBM, Oracle, Altoros, Huawei, and the Blockchain Training Alliance. The committee also included key Hyperledger Fabric maintainers and community architects.

In addition to being part of a select group at the forefront of developing Hyperledger best practices, access to this community provides Greenstream, and its parent, BLOK Tech, with unprecedented support and validation for its technology development initiatives. Together, leading-edge blockchain developers such as Greenstream are contributing to the Hyperledger code-base and building out new technology applications on Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain framework and one of the Hyperledger projects.

The committee focused on defining the program goals, scope and exam blueprint for the new Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator examination. Once certified, a Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (“CHFA”) will be able to effectively build a secure Hyperledger Fabric network for commercial deployment. The certification examination will be the First Official Hyperledger Fabric certification by the Linux Foundation and is aimed to be the gold standard in enterprise blockchain technology. CHFA is a performance based examination which evaluates the hands-on capabilities of the participant to administer a commercial Hyperledger Fabric deployment.

Key responsibilities of the committee were to define Certification, the number of levels, titles, program goals, provide subject matter expert (SME) support, and conduct alpha and beta testing while supporting the public launch of the exam. The committee worked to define the exam blueprint containing the specific exam domains and topics, script and program the exam items, and their relevant weight within the exam to determine the exam passing score.

“It is a great honor to be a part of the Hyperledger Certification Committee and support the community in creating a performance based certification exam,” said Manu Varghese, Chief Product Officer of Greenstream. “The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator certification blueprint is carefully curated to reflect the up-to-date demand in the enterprise blockchain ecosystem. This will help in bridging the industry with the right talent pool & thereby enriching the growth of the industry."

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. In joining these two prestigious communities, Greenstream will be collaborating in a community with global technology companies such as: IBM, Cisco, Intel, SAP and JP Morgan as well as blockchain start-ups from around the world.

The Linux Foundation has provided unparalleled support for open source communities through financial and intellectual resources, governance structure, IT infrastructure, services, events, and training. Dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects, The Linux Foundation is working with the global technology community to solve the world’s hardest problems through open source and creating the largest shared technology investment in history. The Linux Foundation is the umbrella organization for more than 60 open source projects accelerating open technology development and commercial adoption. Hyperledger is the fastest growing open source organization in the history of The Linux Foundation. It now counts over 230 member organizations since its inception in 2016.

About Greenstream Networks Inc.
Greenstream is engaged in the development of a blockchain-enabled supply chain integrity platform for the legalized cannabis industry. The federal government has laid out a roadmap to have cannabis legalized nationwide in 2018. With this in mind, Greenstream is in the process of developing a technology architecture to address the supply chain integrity needs for this new regulatory environment, providing the industry the ability to manage from ‘seed to sale’. Greenstream’s platform provides a unified secure solution for licensed cannabis producers, merchants, consumers and government entities helping them transact, track, access, share and authenticate the movements of legal cannabis through all levels of the supply chain.

For additional information on Greenstream and other information, please click on the link to visit the website at Greenstream Technology

About BLOK Technologies Inc.
BLOK Technologies Inc. is a public company that invests in and develops emerging companies in the blockchain technology sector. The Company’s approach is to provide capital, technology and management expertise to the companies it develops. With core technology being developed for the leading cannabis supply chain integrity network, BLOK Tech continues to grow its business into adjacent industries and emerging technologies. The Company systematically identifies early-stage technologies with potential to disrupt and innovate within their industry and invests the necessary resources to ensure the success of their projects.

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