bitJob: Decentralized Student Marketplace
On June 27, 2017 a new project made its announcement on the Bitcointalk.org forums: “bitJob: Decentralized Student Marketplace“.
In the following article we’re going to summarize the project as well as give you our opinion on whether or not to invest in it.
What is bitJob?
As the title already says: it is a decentralized student marketplace for online jobs. To go more into detail, I am going to quote a part of the introduction from the Bitcointalk.org thread: “bitJob is aimed at revolutionizing the way students make a living and gain occupational experience while still studying. bitJob will give students the opportunity to recieve immediate payment for their abilities from professional employers and to sharpen their skills while enriching their dynamic résumé, anytime & anywhere.”
How does bitJob work?
“When a user downloads the bitJob aplication they will be prompted to confirm their details and must provide a valid […] student number that is associated […] with an Educational Organization […]. A unique deposit address will be generated for them within the Ethereum network. This address will be used to transfer funds to and from bitJob’s token.”
“Service Providers will […] either be directly engaged and hired by Service Seekers or hired through a bidding process. The bitJob platform will handle the bidding process. […]. When the auction ends, the Service Provider with the lowest bid will be hired to complete the task given by the Service Seeker. […] the money of the Service Seeker will automatically be locked in escrow to be made available upon the completion of the task.”
- Participants will be able to rate each other and have reputation assigned to them
- Users who collect negative ratings might be subjected to higher fees
- The higher the reputation the – most likely – higher the price they will be able to command for an hour’s work.
“The bitJob platform will provide a mechanism that, upon agreement, sufficient money is kept in escrow soo the service provider is always paid unless there are issues with their providing of the service, in which case the platform will offer conflict resolution methods.”
- November 2016: Concept
- December 2016: Research
- February 2017: Whitepaper & site
- July 2017: Pre-sale announcements
- September 2017: ICO Crowdsale
- October 2017: Disbursement & Exchange listings
- November 2017: Private Beta
- Q1 2018: Beta public release
- Q1 2018: Open platfom for developers
- Q2 2018: Launch & Further Development
At the time of writing this article, the team consists of 15 people:
- Dror Medalion (CEO & Co-Founder)
- Blockchain entrepreneur; Industrial Engineer and Strategic Consultant
- Bogdan Fiedur (CTO & Co-Founder)
- DApp, full-stack, smart contracts developer; Blockchain enthusiast; 20 years of experience as entrepreneur
- Aviad Gindi (CFO & Co-Founder)
- Mutual Funds Manager; Entrepreneurship instructor & mentor
- Elad Kofman (CMO & Co-Founder)
- Director of Marketing & Sales at AG Properties; Expert in marketing & consumer relationships
- Edward Ruchevits (Lead Back-end Developer)
- Contract programmer at Ethereum; Back-end Developer at TallyStick project
- Micha Roon (Ethereum Developer)
- Blockchain Developer and Trainer; Working on the teams of SweetBridge protocol, SoarCoin and Validity Labs; Founder of Managination.
- Alex Oberhauser (Blockchain Technologist
- Cambridge Blockchain LLC founder; CTO & Tech Entrepreneur in the Blockchain & Identity space; Founder of Sigimera LTD
- Lior Zysman (Law & Regulation)
- Corporate lawyer; advised Wings.ai, aeternity, Matchpool & Smith+Crown.
- Yao-Chung Hu (Community Manager – Asia)
- Founder of the Ethereum-Taipei Meet-up; Expert in Community engagement & Social services; Masters Degree in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship from NYU.
- Anton Livaja (Full stack Web Developer & Lingual Expert)
- Expert in web development and emerging technologies; 6 years of experience varying across web applications, data mining, conversion optimization and blockchain.
- Max Aigner (Blockchain Developer)
- Developer for 3D, Blockchain and VR; C# and JS Full-Stack Developer.
- Patrick Mockridge (Recruitment Strategist)
- Founder of ENGZIG.com and ECP24.Network
- Cyril Alvarez Adriaansen (Web Designer)
- Yoel Lapscher (bitJob Ambassador & Industrial Engineer)
- Business oriented engineer with a passion for connecting with people.
- David Mirynech (bitJob Ambassador & Blockchain consultant)
- Regional Head at Blockchain Education Network & Consultant at MLG Blockchain Consulting
- Token: Student Coin
- Token Symbol: STU
- Total Supply: 200,000,000 (at most)
- Platform: Ethereum
Altough many websites with the same idea already exist, none of them are using either the Blockchain or the Ethereum platform as a foundation for their website.
It seems like the team is quite well put together with very good qualifications of every single member.
Potential of Use
There are always a lot of students looking for jobs as well as there are always employers who are searching for students who can work for them.
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Interested in investing in bitJob?
To invest in bitJob just follow the instructions on their Token Sale page:
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