UN Blockchain Commission Appoints Lawrence Cummins, Black Cactus Global CEO, to Board of Commissioners

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envoy Group Corp (OTC:ENVV) (the “Company) is pleased to announce that Lawrence Cummins, the CEO of Black Cactus Global, Inc, has joined the Board of Commissioners of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development. In addition, Black Cactus will join the Commission’s global community platform, Blockchain for Impact as a Founding Member.

The Blockchain Commission was established by Global Partnerships Forum, PVBLIC Foundation & The Fund for Philanthropy in response to the need to develop a framework by which the United Nations system, including its funds, programs and specialized agencies—along with Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations, the private sector and civil society—can utilize blockchain-based technologies to develop local, national and global solutions to the most pressing issues of our day.

“We are honored to have Mr. Cummins join our Board,” states Amir Dossal, Co-Chair of The Blockchain Commission. “The Commission envisions—and encourages all participants to engage in—the development of radically creative decentralized solutions to issues including; conservation of natural resources, protection of the commons, empowerment of all communities, financial inclusion and security, public health and welfare, civic trust and protection of the integrity of democratic systems, among others—for the benefit of our common humanity. Larry’s wisdom and deep experience in distributed ledger philosophy, technology and industry provides an unique and invaluable perspective.”

As Commissioner, Mr. Cummins joins a select group of industry leaders, senior policy-makers and government representatives, international agencies, academia and organizations concerned with:

  • sustainable development;
  • practical application of blockchain technology to initiatives with profound social and environmental impact;
  • transparency in the evolving marketplace;
  • trust between multi-stakeholders;
  • the development of an international policy agenda to accelerate progress in least developed countries; and,
  • the implementation of best practices towards nations’ sustainable development targets.

The Commission shall meet its remit by assembling this influential community of innovative thought leaders and experienced practitioners at an annual Commissioners’ Summit at the UN, supplemented by live and virtual quarterly reviews of positive social change achieved through real world impact initiatives. Additionally, the Commission invites stakeholders from the full breadth of the global blockchain ecosystem to participate in global solutions summits, impact committees and pop-up events through membership in the Blockchain for Impact community, already under development.

Through the Commission, Mr, Cummins will work closely with the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSAA), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UN Global Pulse, UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP), UN Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Food Programme (WFP), and others focused on blockchain technology.

Blockchain Commission was established on 21 September 2017, at the United Nations in the SDG Media Zone during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly to establish a network of global leaders in the blockchain community with a focus on: applications of blockchain technology for social impact; transparency in the evolving marketplace; trust between multi-stakeholders; and, the development of an international policy agenda that accelerates progress globally and regionally, and implements best practices towards the sustainable development targets—with special attention directed towards the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Blockchain Commission embraces a range of different perspectives in a multi-stakeholder approach to promoting transparency, impact, and partnerships while advancing the Sustainable Development Agenda.

Envoys’ name change to Black Cactus Global will be effective upon FINRA approval.

About the Company

Black Cactus Global is a technology development company with a focus on Blockchain, machine learning, crypto currency, and the Internet of Things. We partner with international government agencies, large corporations and specialised groups on global development and consulting projects in our key development areas of fintech, digital media, financial services, cyber security, and healthcare.

Our mission is to pioneer the application of blockchain and overlapping technologies to protect IP and the security of data and financial transactions.

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www.blackcactusglobal.com

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