NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) - Global Arena Holding, Inc. (OTC PINK: GAHC) is pleased to report that our wholly owned subsidiary, Global Elections Services ("GES"), completed first round testing of the blockchain voting software prototype designed and built by Blockchain Technologies Corporation ("BTC").

"Blockchain has the potential to transform the way elections are held and the efficacy of how votes are tabulated, stored and protected," stated Maralin Falik, CEO of GES. "This new software will give us a real competitive advantage. We are pleased to be at the forefront of change and therefore very anxious to get started."

"Of course it works," said BTC founder Nick Spanos. "The system is very simple and effective. In fact, using our software, we can turn many standard consumer scanners, into 'blockchain voting machines.' While most voting machines out there are archaic, running on Windows 98, extremely vulnerable, and expensive to replace parts on, we offer a solution that fits the needs of any type of election scenario."

First round test highlights include:

  • Testing 100 ballots containing common voting mistakes and each vote was identified and tabulated correctly.
  • The system is twice as fast as current systems and tabulations cannot be electronically altered.
  • The system will require fewer GES employees to monitor and conduct each election.

"GES administers approximately 500 elections a year," said John Matthews, CEO of Global Arena Holding. "Because this program is twice as fast and requires less overhead, we expect GES will be able to increase top line revenue while reducing costs. Thus, improving the 'bottom line.'"

About Global Elections Services
Global Election Services, Inc. (GES) provides comprehensive technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations. GES senior staff have been supervising elections since 1981, having managed over 7,000 elections involving more than 40,000,000 voters -- none of which have been overturned. Through their relationships and strong reputation in the industry, GES has an impressive customer list of over 100 labor unions and has previously done business with credit unions.

About Blockchain Technologies Corporation
Blockchain Technologies Corporation ("BTC") is a technology company which leverages the underlying crypto technology of Bitcoin [Blockchain] and the blockchain's distributed consensus model. BTC, which acts as a seed accelerator for blockchain related opportunities, currently features several startups, has filed patents (including provisional and non-provision) specific to the crypto technology.

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About Global Arena Holding
The Company trades on the OTC Pink Sheets under the ticker symbol GAHC. The Company has been publicly traded since 2011 and holds a number of interests, including Global Elections Services, Inc., GAHI Acquisition Corp., and Blockchain Technologies Corporation, Inc. The Company focuses on acquiring technologies, patents and companies having the ability to leverage the blockchain crypto technology.

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