Bloq’s Jeff Garzik joins Linux Foundation board of directors

Announcements | November 9, 2016 By:

The Linux Foundation has elected Jeff Garzik, CEO and co-founder of Bloq, as its representative to The Linux Foundation board of directors.

Currently, Garzik serves as the only board member of the Linux Foundation qualified to be considered as an expert within the field of bitcoin and blockchain. Garzik has made significant contributions to the field, leading the creation of popular repositories, including that of a Python miner and library for bitcoin.

“Open source is vital to fostering and developing innovative technologies. 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,” said Garzik.

Garzik will join a board which already contains members of giants Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle and Samsung. Speaking to this development, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, remarked, “We’re pleased to welcome Jeff to The Linux Foundation Board of Directors. His election by his peers of over 200 Linux Foundation members is testament to Jeff’s reputation as both a technologist and a strategist.”

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source.