HIVE Announces Appointment of Ian Mann to Board of Directors

01 Jun 2020

Vancouver, Canada – HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V: HIVE) (OTCQX: HVBTF) (FSE: HBF) (the “Company” or “HIVE”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Mann to its Board of Directors.

“Mr. Mann has extensive experience in investment management and capital markets, along with significant experience as a Board Director and management of Bermuda-based companies,” said Mr. Holmes. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the Board.”

In December 2019, Mr. Mann became the President and a Director of HIVE Digital Data Ltd., the newly formed administrative arm of HIVE. The Company intends to manage its data centres and trading operations from Bermuda to streamline its corporate structure and extend its eligible trading window for its cryptocurrencies, as Bermuda is under Atlantic Standard Time.

Prior to joining HIVE from November 2003 to July 2019, Mr. Mann was the President of Meridian Fund Managers Ltd., a BVI registered fund manager with two alternative investment funds primarily investing in mining and oil and gas companies. Prior to that, Mr. Mann held senior management and partner positions with several Bermuda companies.

Since 1997, Mr. Mann has served as a non-executive director of three Canadian exchange listed mining and oil companies, now merged into other entities and Gran Colombia Gold Corp. from March 2016 to August 2017. Mr. Mann was a Director of two AIM-listed companies from 2005 to 2017. He was also the President and CEO of Squire Mining Ltd., a CSE-listed early stage company from inception in 2011 to 2017.

In September 2019, Mr. Mann became the Vice President and a Director of KOP Therapeutics Corp., an entity involved in the development of "Targeted Cancer Cell Therapy" at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mr. Mann holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honors Business Administration degree (1980) from The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.


About HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a growth oriented, TSX.V-listed company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art digital currency mining facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland which produce newly minted digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum continuously. Our deployments provide shareholders with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining as well as a growing portfolio of crypto-coins.

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On Behalf of HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.

“Frank Holmes”

Interim Executive Chairman


For further information please contact:

Frank Holmes

Tel: (604) 664-1078


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