It is always positive to see new platforms come up to promote the usage of digital currency. Especially freelancers and remote workers stand to gain a lot from this principle, and Ethgigs is looking to bring Ethereum to job seekers and companies looking to hire new staff.
EthGigs – Job Openings Paid With Ethereum
Bitcoin users have been reaping the rewards of various job boards in recent years. Platforms such as Coinality and XBT Freelancer are all offering companies a chance to post their job openings, on the condition of paying their future employees in Bitcoin. The digital currency ecosystem is quite attractive to both workers and employers, and global payments at little cost make life a lot easier.
By the look of things, a similar platform has been created for Ethereum enthusiasts. Ethgigs, as the job board is called, is tailored towards users who want to work in exchange for Ethereum. Freelancers are more than welcome, but there are opportunities for other tasks and services too, which may attract big business in the future.
As users would come to expect, browsing all of the available job listings is entirely free and does not even require registration. However, for those who want to reply to a particular opening, creating an account is mandatory. Doing so only requires a username and email address, after which the password will be emailed to the user.
Although the offerings are still scarce for now, the Ethgigs platform holds a lot of merit for the future. Several people have started offering their services on the Ethgigs website already, and a few job openings have been posted. Users can bid on these opportunities, However, there are still some issues the platform owner will need to work out, as not everything is working properly just yet.
For example, when posting a new service, the script will ask for a PayPal email address. Although this field can be left blank, it will need to be rephrased to ask for an Ethereum address. Moreover, the email communication when bidding on tasks or listing new services contains a few fields that need to be identified correctly, such as “##Service_name##” and “##service_link##”.
These minor issues are not a dealbreaker for Ethgigs in its current stage, though. Albeit these small hiccups make the platform look less professional, ironing out these bugs should not take that much time overall. Platforms such as Ethgigs hold the potential to bring additional use cases to the Ethereum ecosystem.
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