Category Archives: Blockchain Applications
bitJob Teams up with the Dutch Government Blockchain Program to Enrich Students Résumés with a Crypto Flair
After raising $2.7M on its ICO in 2017, bitJob, the company that reshapes the way students make a living, teams up with the Dutch government blockchain program to deploy a pilot in the Netherlands
Tel Aviv, Israel, February 2017– bitJob, the P2P marketplace that connects students and businesses, is announcing today its partnership with the Blockchain projects division inside the Dutch government, to deploy its pilot project in Holland. The marketplace, developed by bitJob, bridges the gap between businesses and students by enabling both sides to offer/look for employment with a technology that promotes honesty, immediacy and robustness.
Founded by three childhood friends in Israel, bitJob enables students to utilize their free time to earn a fast and stable income, a benefit that they didn’t have few years ago. In addition, the website will reshape the recruitment process that HR departments are going through by relying on validated evidence of their demonstrated abilities, rather on their Linkedin profile or traditional CV.
The idea behind bitJob emerged when the executives were university students. Like many students, they were struggling to find sufficient time during their studies to earn a significant income. After graduation, they were faced with a problem that hasn’t been appropriately addressed: students finish their academic degrees and begin their careers without any practical experience. As executives, they have encountered with the pain from the employer’s side: employers take great amount of risks when securing the services of a new employee; The absorption of the new employee in the company, training, assimilation, overhead costs, equipment, etc., are vast – as the employee can give a heads-up and just quit his job.
Employment in the “adult world” has a coherent problem of supply and demand; students lack professional opportunities from the businesses side, and are discouraged from searching for high level jobs that prepare them post graduation. Current job platforms direct students to jobs that aren’t related to their experience or field of study.
By integrating blockchain into the marketplace, bitJob hosts a variety of features including:
- Decentralized Job Market – Members can engage in a direct hiring or bidding process through rules set by both the platform and the participants.
- Decentralized Payment System – The platform will issue payments through PayPal, using cryptocurrencies to measure the value of the service in order to minimize fees by eliminating banks and money exchange services.
- P2P Lending and Scholarships – The businesses and firms collaborating with bitJob, will offer the users with both financial services as student loans, that will allow both sides to build trust. The bonding between the firms and students will enable the blockchain based to minimize the gap for the next generation of talent-pool.
- Uniting 500 Million Students as a new consumer segment – Firms will be able to reach their millennial customers, on a global scale, with one click.
Users will register to the system and offer their services and availability to a personally customized job category based on the users past experience and professional abilities. The student will be actively building his reputation and enriching his dynamic portfolio which is connected to his/her own “name” site.
“The employment market is moving towards online jobs without the need for physical access to offices or factories. We love to call this era the Industrial Revolution 2.0”, says Dror Medalion, Co-Founder and CEO of bitJob. “Working with the Dutch government organization that is in charge of the Blockchain project will help us deploy our pilot project in Holland, enabling students to find employment and transact with small/big businesses across the nation.”
Dejun Qian, Founder of BitSE, is on a new path with one of the most promising blockchain project for 2018
The south-east Asia tech influencer and thought leader has founded a new blockchain project that its goal is to establish a public blockchain that will break the bottlenecks of interoperability and scalability
Singapore, January 19th, 2018 — Fusion (http://fusion.org/), the project that is establishing an inclusive cryptofinance platform that will breaking the bottlenecks of interoperability and scalability in order to provide a full set of financial functions, is unveiling today its founding team, among them is Dejuan (DJ) Qian, Founder of BitSE, one of the earliest teams researching and developing blockchain technology.
Fusion, currently in stealth mode, is working on a solution for the scalability and usability problems within the various blockchain ecosystems, since current cryptocurrencies have only achieved limited functions of a complete cryptofinance ecosystem. With its solution, Fusion will allow all non-inherent blockchain assets to be a part of the chain, by tokenizing such off-chain assets as on-chain tokens and making them execute and transact within smart contracts.
Founded by DJ, BitSE is one of the earliest teams researching and developing blockchain technology, as the company has started its ASIC mining chip design at 2014, owning the earliest and largest mining centre in China. Since then, DJ and the team have launched two high profile blockchain projects: QTUM (https://qtum.org/en/) and VeChain (https://www.vechain.com/). In 2016, BitSE was selected as one of the “Top 10 FinTech Startups” and “The powerful blockchain infrastructure of the year”by Caishi China. DJ was selected as the ‘most Innovative CEO of that year for ‘Jiepu Prize’.
“As one of the early adaptors, I’m excited to see how 2017 brought the blockchain technology to the mainstream financial conversation,” says, DJ Qian, Founder at Fusion. “2018 is the right time to start looking at the scene as being mature enough and recognized enough to start thinking about the next steps, one of them: how to bring non-inherent blockchain assets to the chain, and that’s exactly what we’re planning to do.”
Founded in 2017, Fusion provides an inclusive solution for integrating cryptocurrencies that exist today and ones that will be issued in the future by connecting centralized and decentralized organizations, balancing authentication and anonymity, and integrating both on-chain and off-chain data. Fusion utilizes distributed network nodes to control various types of tokens’ private keys, and establishes a control and management layer on top of different types of blockchains.
Veritaseum Update: Live Impromptu VeADIR Demo, N. American Bitcoin Conference
Source: Reggie Middleton
The Cryptoverse Update: Chris Coney Explains EOS In The Upcoming Movie “New Kids On The Blockchain”
Source: The Cryptoverse
ETHLend stepped into a completely new era of cryptocurrency finance. Today, the ETHLend team is proud to officially announce that our decentralized lending application (dApp) built on top of Ethereum blockchain network reached to over 1 500 ETH lending volume after a month of the Alpha 0.2 release, which accounts to approximately 1 500 000 USD worth of Ethereum loans (18 000 000 USD/year)!
Over 350 loans have been funded trough our platform with the biggest being over 60 ETH, you can actually verify this yourself here (please make sure you have Metamask installed and enabled to access the Network), this reaffirms one of ETHLend’s strengths: transparency. The ETHLend team is impressed of the growth in adoption of the early version of the application. The alpha release was first founded as a proof-of-concept for the ETHLend community. Today, the application user base consists of active lenders and borrowers, who are using their digital tokens (ERC-20) to unlock locked funds, without the need of selling these digital tokens.
Visit our blog on Medium to find out more details.
We couldn’t resist: User Interface Official Leak
We couldn’t keep the secret for ourselves. It’s been a little over a month since we successfully released our alpha version 0.2 but let’s face it, platform still needed some love. ETHLend’s decentralized application is having a significant makeover, soon we will unveil our new user interface. This is exciting!
We listened closely to your comments and suggestions and kept what you love. And for the things you didn’t, we took a new approach to make it better. The new-look feels slicker and more modern, we have focused on functionality and we have given it the magic touch of ETHLend’s amazing “Triangles, Ocean and Air” graphic theme.
Visit our blog on Medium to find out more details.
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Brian Phobos Update: EOS Deep Dive – King Crypto In 2018?
Source: Brian Phobos
Vincent Briatore Update: Caviar.io Crypto meets Real Estate
Source: Vincent Briatore
BLOCK.ONE and TOMORROW BLOCKCHAIN OPPORTUNITIES announce formation of EOS.IO Blockchain Focused Fund
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 16, 2018 – BLOCK.ONE today announced with TOMORROW BLOCKCHAIN OPPORTUNITIES (“TomorrowBC”) the creation of a fund to exclusively invest in opportunities leveraging EOS.IO software. This is the first announcement for BLOCK.ONE’s EOS VC partnership program to stimulate EOS.IO innovation. TomorrowBC aims to invest in trailblazing entrepreneurs and companies looking to shape our future utilizing new technologies, like the EOS.IO blockchain open source software.
Derek Rundell, a managing partner of Eric Schmidt’s venture firm, TomorrowVentures, is the Managing Partner of TomorrowBC. Rundell said he is “excited to draw on the knowledge, relationships, and experience that helped make TomorrowVentures a success.”
With a $50mm initial close, seeded by BLOCK.ONE, TomorrowBC is poised to take advantage of companies reshaping many traditional and emerging industries.
When asked about the potential of the new disruptive technologies on the future, Schmidt said, “The possibilities created by these new technologies are going to be monumental. I am excited to see where the pioneers of these new emerging technologies can take us.”
Brendan Blumer, CEO of BLOCK.ONE, echoed Schmidt’s sentiments, “We are excited to work with an established and experienced team that is focused on developing disruptive companies and technology. The open source EOS.IO software fundamentally enables new community driven business models capable of disrupting the largest incumbents across all major sectors, and BLOCK.ONE will be heavily investing in this future.”
BLOCK.ONE is a leading developer of technology solutions including blockchain software development. With employees and advisors based around the world, the company focuses on business-grade technology solutions, including the development of the EOS.IO software. For more information visit BLOCK.ONE.
ABOUT TOMORROW BLOCKCHAIN OPPORTUNITIES (“TomorrowBC”).
TomorrowBC is a venture capital firm focused on opportunities that utilize blockchain technology to enhance the way we live, work, and play. For more information visit www.TomorrowBC.com.
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