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SAFCOIN, an African cryp­tocur­rency, said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that it had launched Africa’s first blockchain-pow­ered mi­cro jobs plat­form, aimed at con­nect­ing busi­nesses and gig econ­omy work­ers across Africa, for free. “Mo­biJobs.Africa lets start-ups and small to medium-sized busi­nesses list jobs, search free­lancer pro­files, and es­tab­lish an on­line pres­ence with­out set-up, host­ing, or de­vel­op­ment costs. It also lets free­lancers mar­ket their skills, build their ex­pe­ri­ence, and ‘buy’ listed jobs, even if they don’t have a bank ac­count,” it said. It said there were no join­ing, ac­count, or trans­ac­tion fees and jobs were paid for in Safcoin cryp­tocur­rency. Neil Fer­reira, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Safcoin, said: “Our goal with Mo­biJobs is to help in­di­vid­u­als in Africa to take their skills and tal­ents global, and to em­power small busi­nesses to tap into a global skills pool, as and when they need to. Through the plat­form, users can gain ex­pe­ri­ence, build their in­tern­ship hours while study­ing, ask for tes­ti­mo­ni­als from busi­nesses they’ve com­pleted tasks for, and build re­la­tion­ships with com­pa­nies across Africa. All this via a free cryp­tocur­rency pay­ment gate­way that en­sures they get paid quickly and se­curely, with zero trans­ac­tion charges.” Mo­biJobs aimed to em­power more Africans to ac­cess global work op­por­tu­ni­ties, grow their ex­pe­ri­ence, and sell their skills and tal­ent on­line.

All they needed was a mo­bile phone or lap­top and con­nec­tiv­ity. Mo­biJobs used blockchain tech­nol­ogy to elim­i­nate bank­ing fees. Pay­ment is se­cured be­fore the ser­vice provider be­gins the job and was re­leased once the job is marked as com­pleted. Through the Mo­biJobs Workdesk, free­lancers could man­age their jobs, ad­ver­tise their skills, com­mu­ni­cate with clients, and rate their ex­pe­ri­ence, Safcoin said. I Staff Re­porter

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