CRYPTOCURRENCY OFFERS MICRO JOBS PLATFORM
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