Moneo.io, the blockchain talent agency that enables organisations to hire high-end, experienced blockchain freelancers, has launched. The platform will facilitate the hiring of people such as coders and marketers, and pay both their fee and the freelancers themselves in bitcoin via Moneo’s escrowed payments platform.
One of the issues that may cause blockchain development and adoption to lag is a lack of expertise in the area, especially as it branches out to encompass multiple industries. Moneo believes that by providing a method for corporations to find developers who may be located anywhere in the world, it can alleviate this issue.
Co-founder Richard Foster commented: “The freelance ethos is a natural fit for the boundless application of decentralised technologies. We saw not so much a gap in the market as a yawning chasm for a digital, crypto-platform that brought together ambitious and innovative firms with the smartest, independent blockchain talent across all disciplines. We only accept a fraction of freelance applications, so firms can be confident that whether they hire an Ethereum developer in the US, a UK blockchain marketing consultant, or an ICO expert in Germany, they are the best in their field.”
Founded in 2016, Moneo launched in beta in May this year and in six months, upwards of 400 clients have posted $8m of blockchain projects and over 1,500 freelancers have applied to join. Moneo does not charge freelancers commission on their work, while the liquidity of the marketplace is expected to offset 10% fee to the hiring companies somewhat.
Thomas van der Bijl, CEO at Followcoin.io, remarked: “It’s normally a huge headache to find experienced blockchain talent, and we know projects can be delayed months because of it. Using Moneo, we found top notch Ethereum developers within 24 hours. These developers were able to soundly review our smart contracts and help us reach the Followcoin token sale target date.”
Solidity developer and freelancer, Bryan Woods said: “Some freelance sites are just geared to the lowest bidder, while others take a sizeable commission. Moneo does neither and there is no onerous pitching system. The jobs I’ve completed through Moneo have all been quality and well-funded projects.”
Foster added: “With the extensive support we have already seen from all elements of the blockchain community, we are really excited for Moneo and look forward to playing our part in enabling this radical technology’s widespread adoption.”