The Making of Future Marketplace for an Emerging Industry.

The Making of Future Marketplace for an Emerging Industry.

Meet the blockchain tailored marketplace for work.

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People are the source of success for any business. They are the underlying fibre that connects the making of a product or service to its usability in the end. However, the right people are never always in plain sight and can be quite a challenge to reach. The internet has opened up the channels of communication and accessibility to goods and services, yet businesses continue to struggle to with it.Blockchain technology is finally fixing this.

Dubbed Web 3.0, the blockchain is changing the core meaning of financial values and how we interact with them, ushering security, transparency, accountability and immutable ownership to financial assets. Its decentralized ability to disintermediated the exchange of values has made it a favourite among young tech enthusiasts and disruptive entrepreneurs looking to leverage these abilities to create, develop, and engage.


Blockchain development is fuelled by independent individuals who have decided to devote their skills to addressing a real-life problem or building tomorrow's ecosystem on the backbone of a fair and transparent technology. They are drawn by the freedom to work and earn where, when, and how they desire with an increasing amount of them all too eager to drop their current 9-5 jobs for decentralized engagements.

And this enthusiasm and faith in the nascent technology has reaped dividends for just about anybody willing to give it the time of day. Billions of dollars have gone into funding blockchain-based start-ups and tens of billion more goes into using their tokenized services every day. However, after almost a decade of existence, the potentials of the blockchain space with it capacity of global disruption, is not yet maximized by blockchain entrepreneurs looking for job opportunities. Most blockchain freelancer - usually exceptional brilliant, innovative, and innovative individuals - still continue to resort to locating job opportunities on forums, hearsay, or old-fashion networking. Despite their groundbreaking achievements at the forefront at evolving the financial exchange of values and communication, they continue to resort to the same old tools that no longer has a place in the future they've developed. Not their fault, they never had a choice… until now.

Building the Disruptive Workforce Marketplace for the Industry Disruptor

While most blockchain development continues to focus on developing, evolving, and reinventing solutions aimed the many ills of centralization, Hiway is building the workforce marketplace to fuel these developments. The marketplace is a streamline platform addressing the changing work environment by building a decentralized network where the various companies of tomorrow can tap into the manpower they require today.

Hiway has set its sights on becoming the world's largest, dedicated marketplace for freelancers especially those championing the cause of the technology that it has also been built on, the blockchain. With years of experience in the traditional workplace recruitment and employment industry, the company boasts of vast experience in meeting the needs of this emerging industry and helping it avoid common pitfalls.

As the blockchain continues to mature, so does its adoption, resulting in more companies looking to leverage the technology and work with talents from the industry. This boom in the growth of the technology is already opening numerous opportunities for talented individuals from programmers to content creators, graphic designers, project managers, lawyers, and even fund managers. Hiway will become a one-stop shop for all workforce engagement powered by big data, AI, and smart contracts. The connecting digital natives in the blockchain sphere with the companies of the future and delivering a marketplace for the most exciting technological innovations such as token model, smart contracts employment marketplace.

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If Hashbrowns Were Heroin, I'd Be Dead

I hit rock bottom with binge-eating on a Tuesday morning before class. I am proof that it can happen anywhere and any time.

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I loved hashbrowns.

My Mom used to make them by cutting up chunks of potatoes and frying them to a crisp in a pot. I never really went crazy on them but they were always my favorite part of a homemade breakfast. Eggs were always a little too soft to be my favorite.

When mornings were really busy before elementary school we would go through the McDonald's drive through and order hash browns and egg McMuffins. Eventually, I started not wanting the sandwich. I just wanted hash browns. I could eat 2, 4, 5? I was only 7? 8?

Hot, salty, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. I remember why I loved them.

I also remember holding the bag in my lap until we got to before-school care and seeing that the oil from the food had leaked out onto the bag, and onto my pants, and hoping it would dry. I didn't care. I still couldn't wait.

I managed to stay away for a long time after learning that these kinds of fried foods are just plain bad for you. Like cancer-causing, heart attack-causing bad. Not "bad" like I would be a bad person for eating them, although eventually, I felt that way too.

When my commute to school became over an hour, and I had 8 a.m. classes, I struggled. I struggled with the change, the demands of full-time school and work, and the growing compulsion to eat that came with it. I wonder if when you read this you will realize that this was only a year ago, and that I am still trying to heal from this. I wonder if you will be surprised that even though I am nutrition student, and I've lost a lot of weight, and I've created a life of love and intention, that I found myself in the McDonald's drive-through.

The first time I was starving. It was 7:30 a.m and I hadn't had a lot of dinner the night before. I was stressed, and sad. I was dieting on Whole 30. I felt the intensity of my own shortcomings. I told myself, "Just this one time." If it hadn't been a decision, it would have been an accident.

I wasn't a regular. I just went occasionally. I lied to myself a lot about how often I found myself showing up for hash browns.

I would tell myself the entire drive to school that I would NOT stop. I would go straight to school and find something healthy at the grocery store later. I could manage my hunger for the morning until after class. I stopped. I swear sometimes that my steering wheel turned of its own accord. To this day, I can't really explain it.

McDonald's enters their orders of hash brown in a very tricky way. One "order" of hash browns is two hash browns. The first time I realized that there were four hash browns in my bag, I thought it was an accident. I looked at my receipt and realized I had gotten what I paid for, and wondered why I wasn't even paying attention to what I was paying for. I decided I didn't care. I ate them.

Another time after that, I decided to see what I could get away with. I ordered three hash browns. I wanted to see if I would get three or six. It was like a mental game. I wasn't ordering six hash browns, if I got six it would be a mistake. I had a problem. I was disappointed when I received three. The next time, I ordered four.

That day, I received 8 hash browns. I remembered feeling like if I stretched myself any further across my schedule, I would just rip. I would fray. Shred. My seams would come undone and I would just float away. I think that day it finally happened.

I wasn't there.

I wasn't there when I ate them. It must have taken me all the way from the time I received them, until after I parked on campus, maybe 15 minutes to eat them all. I can't remember. It wasn't me.

I was the one watching the wrappers pile up.

I was the one watching the grease stain spread on the brown bag.

I was the one who was late to class. I was the one screaming to stop and get my ass out of the car.

I was the one who woke up in my car an hour later, ready for class, with a neat plastic bag of trash that included a hidden and tiny crumpled McDonald's bag.

I felt sick. Dangerously ill. I had a headache, a stomachache, a soul-ache. I felt low. Lower than any other time.

I felt like an absolute failure. Every mean thing anyone ever said about me, every mean thing I ever thought about myself, it was all true. I had made it true.

I was alone, ashamed, and sick.

If hash browns were heroin, I'd be dead.

Binge-eating wasn't a big part of my history, but it created a landmark in my life that I will not soon forget.

I think it's important to say that this event was not about the food. It happened because I was not emotionally well. I was not talking about my feelings. I was lonely. I was feeling sad. I was dieting. I was trying to control every aspect of my life to keep it from hurting me. I was hanging on so tightly to everything else, that I ended up losing control and hurting myself.

I was ignoring my mental health and it demanded my attention through disordered eating.

If you take anything from this story, please be reminded that your mental health comes first.

Get help with the heavy stuff. Get help, period.

You can chat with someone from the National Eating Disorder Association online to ask for help.

You can text NEDA to 741741 for help in a crisis.

You can call NEDA at (800)-931-2237.

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The first token-backed partnership in the industry : Fanfare and UCIM

UCIM envisions to catalyze decentralization in its true essence by bringing together people and experts who believe in its power.

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The world of the internet is constantly evolving in a way never seen before. With technologies like blockchain setting new standards with limitless opportunities, the road ahead seems promising. Over the last decade, there has been a phenomenal growth in the blockchain-based crypto industry with wide spanning application. Offering boundary-less and friction-free ecosystems, the crypto industry is the mecca for constant innovations and efficiencies.

One such efficiency is introduced by Fanfare, the world's first social commerce network based on the revolutionary blockchain technology. Taking note of the quintessential shortcomings of the prevalent social media and eCommerce industries, Fanfare offers solutions that are not just unique but equally rewarding for all the participants. With the social commerce industry set to grow by a staggering 34% by 2021, with an estimated revenue potential of $165.59 billion, Fanfare is the first company to unlock the true value of social-commerce using blockchain.

Consumer influencers have the potential to drastically transform the future of social-commerce and there is no better technology than blockchain that can fuel the same. Reiterating its vision of a decentralized economy, Fanfare has entered into a strategic partnership with United Conference of Internet Money (UCIM) that's set to initiate another neo-revolution.

UCIM is a blockchain and cryptocurrency conference being held on 26th and 27th November 2018 in Singapore. With futuristic technologies paving the way for a better tomorrow by narrowing the gap between physical and digital realms, the seamless integration of internet money for a decentralised economy is now a reality that's waiting to manifest itself. UCIM aims to create a platform that brings together start-ups, thought leaders, investors and the media for a combined exploration of the enormous power and potential of the decentralised industry and its subsequent impact on the economy. Intriguing discussions, investment opportunities, and unique networking to forge self-sustaining and long-lasting partnerships, ideas and dreams- UCIM offers it all.

"The Fanfare community truly believes in decentralization and would continue to support and promote similar initiatives by UCIM in the future, as well for a long-term partnership. It's all about decoding and acknowledging that events like UCIM are pivotal in uniting like-minded people who can discuss, innovate, and showcase to the world the limitless opportunities and benefits of blockchain and other disruptive technologies," shared Fanfare CEO Vincent Lim. "I received a speaker invite from the conference and immediately realized the scope it beheld, which led to this strategic partnership," he added.

Fanfare and UCIM share a common vision for futuristic technologies that can help harness the enormous benefits of a decentralised economy. This strategic partnership is a reflection of such a vision. Bringing greater rewards to consumers, letting the world know about the unmatched potential of a decentralized world, offering unique opportunities for startups and organisations to showcase innovative ideas and concepts, letting investors and entrepreneurs have meaningful interactions; these are just some of the ways in which this partnership will redefine the future.

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Fanfare offers a unique platform that is capable of providing brands and their owners a close and direct relationship with fans, as well as content creators. An ecosystem that's powered by a universal currency, thereby eliminating the need for any intermediaries. In the process, Fanfare resolves the fragmented inter-connectivity that's rampant in the existing social-commerce industry.

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