About Us

Our Mission

Accelerate the development of the blockchain sector through traditional capital markets and create long-term shareholder value

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V:HIVE) is building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets. HIVE is strategically partnered with Genesis Mining Ltd., the world’s leading cryptocurrency mining hashrate provider, to build the next generation of blockchain infrastructure. HIVE owns a state-of-the-art GPU-based cryptocurrency mining facility in Iceland, completed in May 2017, which produces mined cryptocurrency like Ethereum around the clock. HIVE has an option to acquire four additional facilities in Iceland or Sweden from Genesis. Genesis supports HIVE with data centre infrastructure know-how and is HIVE’s largest shareholder.

Our Team

Harry Pokrandt

CEO, President, and Director

Harry has extensive contacts and experience in Canada's capital markets. He served as Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. from 1985 to 2015 and as Managing Director of Espresso Capital from 2015 to 2017, investing in and advising startups in the technology and natural resources sectors. A cryptocurrency evangelist since 2013, Harry is the founding CEO at HIVE and is responsible for the company's overall vision.

Frank Holmes

Chairman

Renowned global investor Frank Holmes leads the HIVE board of directors and is contributing to the company's vision and strategy. Frank is chief executive and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, a leading mutual fund and asset management firm. Frank is a sought after keynote speaker at international investment conferences and a regular guest in business media. His Frank Talk CEO Blog is one of the most widely read in finance.

Olivier Roussy Newton

Director

A visionary young technology leader and a co-founder of HIVE, Olivier advises Genesis Mining, the world's largest crypto miner, on new business initiatives. He is a partner at Latent Capital, an investment fund focused on quantum computing, financial technology and bioinformatics. Olivier's expertise in the blockchain space helps the HIVE board to navigate challenges and identify new opportunities.

Bjoern Arzt

Director

Bjoern is a lawyer who has spent the last 10 years structuring asset-backed and fund structures for a major European investment bank. Since 2012, he has focused on the cryptocurrency industry and has helped grow Genesis’ cryptocurrency mining activities, and in doing so has developed a strong knowledge of the mechanics and the economics of cryptocurrency mining. He is a Managing Partner at Logos Fund, a blockchain and cryptocurrency investment fund.

Tobias Ebel

Director

Tobias has more than 10 years of professional experience in the funds industry and is a specialist lawyer for legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, and structuring aspects of investment funds. For several years, Tobias has also been working in the cryptocurrency industry and has helped to solve legal and tax problems in cryptocurrency mining and investment activities. He is a Managing Partner at Logos Fund, a blockchain and cryptocurrency investment fund.

Jessica Van Den Akker

Chief Financial Officer

Jessica is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 11 years of experience in the resource sector through her role as CFO & VP Finance of Fiore Management & Advisory Corp. She gained extensive experience through a Canadian audit firm providing reporting and accounting assurance services to publicly traded companies, primarily in venture markets. Jessica is a graduate of Simon Fraser University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Kristen Reinertson

Corporate Secretary

Kristen has 10 years of experience in corporate administration and financial advisory services in the natural resource sector through her role as VP Corporate Finance of Fiore Management & Advisory Corp. She specializes in assisting Canadian public companies with their continuous disclosure obligations and regulatory compliance and has been CFO & Corporate Secretary of three TSXV-listed companies. Kristen studied at Simon Fraser University and British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Advisors

Marco Streng

Co-Founder & CEO, Genesis Group

Prior to co-founding Genesis in 2013 and becoming an impassioned advocate for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, Marco studied mathematics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Genesis now operates data centres around the world which allow customers to rent hashpower to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a number of other alt-coins. Genesis has grown significantly since its inception and now serves over a million customers worldwide. 

Jakov Dolic

Co-Founder & Head of Sales, Genesis Group

Jakov is a German entrepreneur and a co-founder of Genesis Mining, the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining firm. He is currently the head of sales at Genesis Group, where he has helped to grow Genesis' cloud mining business to over a million customers worldwide. Jakov is a passionate advocate for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and advises HIVE with regards to growth and strategy.

Dr. Marco Krohn

Co-Founder, Genesis Group

Dr. Krohn studied mathematics, physics, and economics while at university. After dedicating several years as a sell-side credit researcher and quantitative structurer, he became fascinated with Bitcoin and left his position to co-found Genesis, now the world's leading cryptocurrency mining hashpower provider. Dr. Marco holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the Leibniz University of Hanover. 

Frank Giustra

CEO, Fiore Group

Frank is CEO of the Fiore Group, a private firm managing a broad portfolio of private equity investments and companies. He has an established track record of building mining companies through access to capital and creative deal-making. His entrepreneurial successes include the successful launches of numerous resource companies and the founding of Lionsgate Entertainment, now one of the world’s largest independent film companies. Frank is also a dedicated philanthropist focused on education, poverty and conflict causes.

Gord Keep

CEO, Fiore Management & Advisory Corp.

Gord has extensive business experience in investment banking and creating public mining companies. He is CEO of Fiore Management & Advisory Corp., a private financial advisory firm. He also serves as an officer and/or director for several natural resource companies. He obtained his B.Sc. in Geological Science from Queen’s University in 1979 and his MBA from the University of British Columbia in 1983.

Brian Paes-Braga

Managing Director, Fiore Group

Brian is the founder and CEO of Lithium X Energy Corp., a successful TSXV-listed lithium explorer and developer. He is also a partner at Fiore Group, where he helps source, structure and finance startup companies in the technology and natural resources sectors. Brian has more than ten years of capital markets experience and has helped raise in excess of $1 billion in debt and equity for high-growth companies.

Partnership

HIVE is the culmination of an exclusive partnership between Genesis Mining, the world’s largest cloud bitcoin mining company with over a million customers, and Fiore Group, a leading Canadian merchant banking firm with a track record of success.

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