Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December 11, 2017 – Global Cannabis Applications Corp. (“GCAC” or the “Company”) (CSE:APP, FWB:2FA, OTCQB: FUAPF), a leading developer of innovative data technologies for the cannabis industry, has signed a partnership agreement with the Blockchain Centre Vilnius (the “BC Centre”), the first blockchain technology centre connecting key stakeholders in Asia and Europe. The BC Centre is a technology hub connecting blockchain investors, startups, and regulators to share know-how and best practices worldwide through its two partner centres in Melbourne, Australia, and Shanghai, China.
“Blockchain technology presents numerous opportunities for the healthcare and medical industries,” said Ms. Egle Nemeikstyte, Chief Executive Officer of the Blockchain Centre Vilnius. “Technologists and healthcare professionals across the globe recognize blockchain technology as the way to streamline the sharing of medical records in a secure, trusted way. Blockchain protects sensitive data from hackers and gives patients much more control over their own medical information. The Blockchain Centre Vilnius is very honoured to partner with GCAC – a global tech company pioneering innovative technology solutions for the medical cannabis industry by launching the end-to-end data aggregation and user delivery system. The partnership with GCAC is an excellent opportunity to show citizens, businesses and public administrators that blockchain technologies and applications go far beyond cryptocurrencies.”
“Lithuania is capitalising on its stable jurisdiction and early commitment to innovative blockchain technology and the potential legalization of medical cannabis,” said Brad Moore, Chief Executive Officer of GCAC. “Vilnius is a city with a world-class IT infrastructure, a multilingual talent pool, and access to the European marketplace of more than 500 million consumers. It has become a technology centre where great ideas turn into reality and where the blockchain industry finds IT talent and an extremely supportive tech community. These are the reasons that Lithuania was chosen to establish a European counterpart to Australia and China. GCAC will benefit from the intercontinental knowledge and talent sharing pool via the Blockchain Centre Vilnius.”
Lithuania has been steadily advancing the case for blockchain technology in finance, health, content sharing and public administration. According to the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2017, Lithuania is one of the world’s most innovative economies. The country is also ranked among the top 30 countries in doing Business Index by the World Bank. Furthermore, the prestigious American business magazine Forbes has ranked Lithuania 15th globally in its annual Best Countries for Business List. Lithuania recently instituted “start-up visa” that makes it easier to attract and retain top talent from non-EU countries. E-signatures are widely utilized and accepted, and onboarding takes place remotely via online video calls. Lithuania is number one in Europe in fibre-optic penetration and boasts one of the world’s fastest internet networks. ”
As a hub dedicated to exceptional companies applying blockchain technology, the Blockchain Centre Vilnius incubates and accelerates blockchain start-ups while sharing information about new blockchain opportunities with investors and businesses alike. We believe, that the key to success in today’s world is to build a strong community and connecting it to the global network,” added Ms. Nemeikstyte.
About the Blockchain Center Vilnius
The Blockchain Centre Vilnius – member of Melbourne and Shanghai BC group – is the first blockchain technology centre connecting key stakeholders in Asia and Europe. Its goal is to unlock value using blockchain technology in business, finance and public administration. The BC Centre incubates and accelerates blockchain companies while sharing information about new blockchain opportunities with investors and businesses alike. The Blockchain Centre Vilnius is a physical hub located in a smart, energy efficient building in the capital of Lithuania. For more information about the Centre, please visit online at www.bcgateway.eu.
About Global Cannabis Applications Corp.
Global Cannabis Applications Corp. is a global leader in designing, developing, marketing, and acquiring innovative mobile applications. Used in over 25 countries, GCAC’s apps facilitate the proliferation of digital conversations by like-minded people. Managed by digital industry experts, GCAC is focused on viral global expansion by providing the best user experience in each target market. Its leading mobile platforms are Citizen Green, a family of apps dedicated to the digital world of all things cannabis; Foro, a peer-topeer mobile ecommerce student marketplace; Opinit, an app that enables users to socially share their favourite online sentiment-driven content; and Truth, a one-to-one anonymous messaging app.
For more information about the Company, please visit online at www.cannappscorp.com, or review its profiles on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) and on the Canadian Securities Exchange’s website (www.thecse.com).
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