Press "Enter" to skip to content

Bloq Launches Blockchain Lab


Blockchain startup Bloq has moved to back a pair of new initiatives centered on open-source development.

The firm said today that it has launched a new lab geared toward supporting open-source projects, while also revealing that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

The dual announcements are part of a larger push by the company, founded by bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik and investor Matthew Roszak in 2016, to advance adoption of blockchain applications.

In conversation with , Garzik said he hopes to leverage his team’s history working with Red Hat and the Linux Foundation to bring some clarity to enterprises looking to work with open-source developers – and vice versa.

Speaking with , Garzik said:

“Whether it’s bitcoin, ethereum, Enterprise Ethereum, to me it’s all the same pattern. We’ve got to get off this amateur hour in terms of standards making.”

The open-source laboratory announced today is called BloqLabs, described by Garzik as akin to Bell Labs in the 1900s. BloqLabs will promote open-source initiatives similar to the way AT&T; helped promote telecommunications at the turn of the century.

Among the projects included thus far: Drivechains, Qtum, Veriblock, bitcoinj and the Android Bitcoin Wallet. The lab will pair these open-source projects with other industry members in the blockchain space, according to Garzik.

As part of the push, Bloq has become the first new member to join the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance since it was launched last month.

According to Garzik, his goal in joining the group is to help bridge the gap between the open-source community who helped build the foundation which enterprises are now exploring, and those larger companies themselves.

He told :

“You meet in the middle, a sort of Switzerland between the crazy enterprise guys and the crazy open-source guys…let’s meet in the middle and make a compromise to create something workable.”

The leader in blockchain news, is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. is an independent operating subsidiary of HedgeCulture Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *