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Finding Expert Advice Worldwide Using Blockchain Technology

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Vanywhere, a company attempting to provide a global expert advice market, has announced the launch of its ‘skill-sharing’ platform, which enables anyone with a marketable skill to capitalize on their knowledge and talent by sharing their expertise with those who need them. Users of Vanywhere can find live personalized advice on a variety of topics ranging from things such as live fashion styling tips, to understanding cryptocurrencies or even receiving suggestions for the best restaurants in a city that they might be visiting. All interactions happen through live, 1-on-1 video, voice or chat.

By using the Vanywhere platform, people will be able to use a unique talent to earn money, or to gain information they require. The app will pair ‘skillers’ – those who are looking to share their expertise – and those who are looking for personalized advice. When finding an expert, the person seeking advice will transfer VANY tokens for payment, at a price per minute set by ‘skillers’ which is displayed in both USD and VANY tokens in their profile. When he session has concluded, the user will leave a review and rate their ‘skiller’.

Since the app is backed by blockchain technology, there is no middle man acting as an intermediary and the decentralized nature of the platform creates a ‘knowledge industry’ in which ‘skillers’ have direct control over their earnings on the platform. The company will issue its ‘VANY’ token in January 2018.

Vanywhere is using blockchain technology to build a reputation system which can’t be tampered with,as well as being verifiable, trustworthy and transparent. Reputation scores can also be used beyond the Vanywhere community to vouch for professional skills, competency, trust and other skills.

In Q1 2017, Vanywhere was live on the App Store for testing. One case study from the testing focused on providing support for Apple products and services, during which Vanywhere recruited Apple enthusiasts to be Vanywhere ‘skillers’. The campaign generated 26% conversion from download to action; people received live video advice on their ‘Apple issues’, posing common questions such as how to sync email to iPhone and how to work with iCloud.

Rami Shechter, CEO and Founder of Vanywhere, commented: “Our vision is to be the world’s first skill-sharing platform operating on blockchain technology. We believe that the way people all over the world receive information is very outdated and time consuming. Vanywhere solves this problem by instantly connecting those who need help with a specific task with those who are experts in the field.”

Matthew Warner
Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.