SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bee Token, the blockchain powered platform bringing cryptocurrency to the home-sharing community, today announced the addition of Tommy Chheng as the new head of engineering. Chheng brings extensive technology expertise and leadership from his years at Tumblr, Yahoo, and Qwiki to helping Bee Token further its vision to decentralize networks while reaping the benefits of cryptocurrency.

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Tommy’s caliber lead our engineering team,” said Tony Tran, chief technology officer at Bee Token. “His wealth of knowledge and experience leading innovative software development projects is an invaluable addition to our group and is sure to accelerate our mission to utilize cryptocurrency in real world applications.”

With over a decade of experience developing computer vision and data processing systems, Chheng brings a wealth of knowledge to the Bee Token team. His expert guidance was recently solicited as a technical consultant on the popular HBO series Silicon Valley. Chheng has also recently authored “The Non-Technical Guide to Web Technologies” to educate and spread technology literacy.

“I am very excited by the opportunity to utilize decentralized systems, creating more efficient solutions that eliminate dependencies on middlemen,” Chheng said. “Blockchain systems are the future and I am looking forward to being part of an organization that is bringing the future to the present.” Before joining Bee Token, Chheng served as an engineer at Tumblr and Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo in 2013). At Yahoo, Chheng led a number of successful software development projects, including an automated Yahoo Finance video creation system.

Chheng holds a B.S. in computer engineering from UC San Diego and a master’s in computer science from UC Irvine.

ABOUT THE BEE TOKENBee Token is a San Francisco-based startup revolutionizing the sharing economy with Beenest, a decentralized home-sharing network powered by its own cryptocurrency. Led by engineer and product veterans from Google, Facebook and Uber, Beenest allows people to book home rentals through a decentralized network of hosts and guests. By removing the middleman, the company is able to charge 0 percent commission and give power back to its users.

For more information, please visit www.beenest.com and www.beetoken.com.

BEE TOKENRaustin MemonHead of Marketing & Growth, Bee Token raustin@thebeetoken.com

MEDIA RELATIONSPouneh LechnerKarbo Communications 408-203-4001 beenest@karbocom.com