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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Gender Roles Are So Old Fashioned And Society Needs To Get Over It

I'm sick of people associating gender and sex roles to individuals.

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I'm going to get right to the point with this article. I hate gender stereotypes. For a man or for a woman. They're stupid. They're getting more stupid when you include sex and race in them too.

The other night I am with my friends in the car. Two of them are women and dating each other. They start telling stories about how when they're out in public how much judgment they get more dating each other. In a society so open now, how could people judge these woman for being together? Well, that wasn't the end of their story. They said they actually get people that come up to them and say "Hun, well neither one of you look like the manlier one." "Who is the male and who is the female?"

So hold on a damn second. Are you telling me that in relationships now in this 21st century progressive society where we protest everything, write our opinions on basically anything (including myself right now), can identify as anything. Do we still need to have stereotypical gender roles in relationships? No, no, NO.


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I just want to get the word out there. Stereotypes are gone now. The older generation of stereotypes should be demolished. We have gotten so far, how are people still assuming and expecting this.

I'll start with the men. Men do not need to be a "stereotypical man." Frankly, that turns off a lot of women Mr. Manly Men out there. A woman doesn't want her man to not tell us how we feel or shut us out or down. We want men to be open and compassionate. We like sensitive. Hell, I do. This goes for all genders. You shouldn't feel emasculated for crying about something sad.

You shouldn't feel less like a man for caring about your appearance or fashion. This doesn't make you "a woman" or "make you have a vagina." Offensive terms I hear constantly that need to be thrown away. I am a woman and I have a vagina, does that automatically make me not strong, overly sensitive and emotional.

As a woman, I find it incredibly offensive that men still feel the need to help me. I was parallel parking into a spot at Downtown, West Palm Beach. I am with a friend, doing perfectly fine. This man is walking about, he sees my parking and feels the need to stop what he is doing and waves his hands back to tell me how to park.

How much further I need to go when to stop and keep going. SIDE NOTE: I am an excellent parker. I do not mean to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT. I don't need anyone to show me and tell me how to park! I yell to this man out of my window as nice as possible "I don't need the help, thank you." But he continues to move. It was aggravating! If you're going to count stereotypes, I have been a better parker than all the men I've been with and better than I lot of guy friends I know.


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I know how to park, I know how to shop for myself, I can go on appointments alone, I can cook, I can bartend, I am intelligent. I do not need anyone, man or woman to assist me.

Little stereotypes like that really piss me off. Whether a man cares about fashion and is labeled as gay. A man crying over a sad movie and that makes him sensitive like a woman. A woman being strong and wearing more masculine clothing and that makes them a horrible word that I refuse to type out, but I hope you understand the word I'm implying. Just because two men are dating each other or two women, a stereotype shouldn't fall on them to dress and act a certain way.

Just because I am a woman, the stereotype of me cooking and cleaning and not knowing how to do simple task shouldn't be a stereotype anymore. I bleed once a month for a week and can do the same task as a man and better. Any woman can. And lastly, a man shouldn't be made fun of for doing anything "not masculine" and then be insulted by being called a pussy, vagina, girl, or woman. It's absurd. I am extremely sick of these gender stereotypes that then affect sex, race, and other stereotypes.

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African Techpreneurs catalysing the Blockchain Revolution

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Africa has been in forefront of many advancements over the years, still it is not the first continent that people would consider for technological advances. This is due to the fact, that only the several challenges faced by Africa are advertised by media.

However, blockchain revolution has made its mark and African companies are adopting and experimenting in the tech space. Some of these companies include-

KuBitX

KubitX is a global hybrid digital asset exchange with focus on the emerging markets.They have partnered with NEM and Modul us Global. NEM is one of the biggest cryptocurrencies and platforms in the world. Modulus Global powers NASDAQ, and various other banks and financial platforms, CEO of Modulus is a member of the KuBitX advisory board. KuBitX is seeking to resolve some of Africa's biggest financial challenges, namely- remittance fees, payment processing fees, and fund transfer security. Additionally, the platform provides language diversification on their platform.

The Sun Exchange

Sun Exchange envisions to revolutionise the energy sector within the African continent. They have created a crowdfunding crypto exchange, which allows people to buy a share in an energy plant. This in turn is rented out to organisations or individuals to power their premises. The cost for rent is less than the current cost of electrical energy on the continent, easier to setup and access, and more sustainable.

Bitland

Bitland is tapping blockchain technology to overcome the huge public records challenges in Ghana. Their focus is primarily on property surveys and title deeds. This is a critical need within Africa, due to the lack of record keeping that has been synonymous with Africa's history. The company is relatively new and still finding their feet, but is spearheading an incredibly important project.

Some other noteworthy projects

Amoney – utilises multi-rail tech to merge 4 rails; namely, Ripple, Stellar, Amoney, and Blockchain tech to unify crypto wallets, thus mobilising larger volumes of low-value cross-border payment.

Payfast – South Africa's biggest payment portal uses blockchain to provide stronger security measure for their transactions

Bankymoon – built the first smart metering solution for power and utility grids on blockchain technology

OTLW – builds and designs decentralised systems on IPFS and Ethereum technologies, that education, identity building, and reputation.

1.5% of all blockchain startups come from Africa. Although, the numbers are not quite impressive, with an exemplary vision the nation is headed towards conquering one of the biggest challenges in the financial space.

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