Leading Freelance Platform Moonlighting Announces First Blockchain Integration Partner – Teams with HireVibes For EOSIO Solution

Leading Freelance Platform Moonlighting Announces First Blockchain Integration Partner – Teams with HireVibes For EOSIO Solution

Leading on-demand freelance platform Moonlighting announced today their first blockchain partnership with HireVibes, a blockchain jobs platform that incentivizes freelance, contract and permanent hiring via cryptocurrencies. HireVibes will be one of the first platforms to access Moonlighting’s base of 720,000 freelancer profiles.

“HireVibes shares the same vision we have for helping freelancers succeed in today’s ever-changing gig economy,” said Ritesh Johar, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Moonlighting. “We are excited to work with them to give our users the power, freedom and control to port their profiles using a best in class blockchain protocol, EOSIO.”

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Moonlighting recently announced its partnership with Block.one and plans to transport freelancer profiles to the blockchain using the EOSIO protocol. In this new partnership, Moonlighting will give freelancers the choice to share their user profiles on the HireVibes platform so that they can be seen by more recruiters and employers. This partnership is the first of many Moonlighting will be bringing to market to save freelancers valuable time and money with a single sign-on solution.

“Over the past year, HireVibes has successfully built our token-based loyalty and rewards program using the EOSIO protocol,” commented Yohann Calpu, Head of Community for HireVibes. “We are excited to work with Moonlighting and showcase their user profiles on our platform to help them get more work and earn more money.”

Founded in 2014, Moonlighting has been helping freelancers and entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their own personal small businesses and can be found in over 150 news media sites including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Miami Herald, and USA TODAY.

“We are executing on our vision to be the oracle of work profiles so we can help freelancers engage any platform they choose,” added Johar. “With the EOSIO protocol powering our profile management system, we are tearing down antiquated, walled garden marketplaces and changing the way freelancers go to market.”

Moonlighting is the first mobile, on-demand solution empowering people to earn extra money and hire talented professionals quickly. Moonlighting creates a virtual marketplace for freelancers and small businesses to hire or be hired directly from mobile devices. With a blockchain supported platform, Moonlighting provides a full turnkey solution with a suite of tools to empower millions of independent workers worldwide. Moonlighting is a privately held, Charlottesville, VA-based company built from the ground up for the gig economy. For more information, please visit www.moonlighting.com

HireVibes is an open source jobs platform powered by peer to peer referrals, that will operate as a Decentralized Autonomous Community on the EOS.IO blockchain. This means the HireVibes app will be governed within the community by those holding HireVibes Tokens (HVT).

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem – Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China’s first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme.  Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission’s SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government’s Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.

He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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