July 31, 2018 6:30 AM
Jason Flores-Williams, David Holthouse and Brentin Mock to advise on Pressland’s mission
to fight false news and recapture the public trust in media
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (July 31, 2018) – 360 Blockchain Inc. ("360" or the "Company") (CSE: CODE – FWB: C5B – OTC: BKLLF) announces today that its wholly owned portfolio company Pressland has appointed the first members of its advisory board. With proven track records in the fight for journalist rights, these legal and media veterans will serve as critical advisors during Pressland’s development.
“At Pressland, we believe that transparency builds trust,” said Jeff Koyen, Pressland’s founder and CEO. “But transparency in media can be a sensitive topic. Working with these advisors, we’ll find the proper balance between our transparency mission and privacy rights in Pressland’s commercially available enterprise platform.”
- JASON FLORES-WILLIAMS is a noted civil-liberties attorney with a long track record of defending the constitutional rights of journalists. His high-profile cases include Anonymous Vs. Steubenville, in which he quashed spurious subpoenas against journalists and drew attention to this growing trend among prosecutors. He has also been on the frontlines against efforts by the government to claim the right to define journalism and deploy computer fraud statutes to prosecute reporters for their research.
- DAVID HOLTHOUSE is a career journalist and researcher with a hard-won expertise on the subject of privacy and journalism. He has gone undercover to report on Neo-Nazis and been pursued by extremists across state lines for his work. He spent a decade as senior staff writer for Intelligence Report, an investigative quarterly published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and has written and researched for a range of national publications, HBO documentary projects and radio programs, including This American Life.
- BRENTIN MOCK is a career journalist currently on staff at CityLab, an urban-focused publication of The Atlantic. After starting his career at the Pittsburgh City Paper in the early 2000s, he has since written investigative features and series for a long list of print and online publications, including the American Prospect, The Atlantic and Pacific Standard. In 2012, he was lead reporter on the Voting Rights Project, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws and other attempts to suppress voter turnout.
“Jason, David and Brentin are three of the top minds fighting to protect the rights of journalists and other media professionals,” said Alexander Zaitchik, Pressland’s Editorial Director. “We’re honored to count them among our trusted advisors and, with their help, look forward to building the technology to help our clients and partners reclaim the public’s trust.”
Advisors will be compensated in the form of cryptocurrency tokens from Pressland’s token sale, details of which will be determined and announced in August.
About 360 Blockchain Inc.
Our Mission: To empower blockchain technologies with capital and experience to create exponential value.
Company Description: 360 Blockchain Inc. has an all-round view to accelerate the development and application of revolutionary blockchain technologies by investing capital and expertise. We are founded on the belief that blockchain technology, essentially a distributed ledger which is transparent and incorruptible, has the potential to transform the way business is conducted, delivering security, cost savings and efficiency gains not seen before in our internet connected world. 360 Blockchain will be focused upon identifying and empowering blockchain technologies applying to cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, eSports, data management, the internet of things, equity trading, privacy applications and beyond.
For further information, please contact:
Victor Ostlund, Investor Relations or George Tsafalas, CEO
Telephone: 1 (778) 806-5150
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