Crypto-currency agency Safcoin has launched a blockchain-powered micro jobs platform aimed toward connecting companies and gig financial system staff throughout Africa freed from cost.
In a press release, Safcoin says MobiJobs.Africa lets start-ups and small to medium companies listing jobs, search freelancer profiles and set up a web-based presence with out set-up, internet hosting, or growth prices.
The platform additionally lets freelancers market their expertise, construct their expertise, and “purchase” listed jobs, even when they don’t have a checking account, Safcoin provides.
It notes there aren’t any becoming a member of, account, or transaction charges, and jobs are paid for in Safcoin crypto-currency.
In keeping with the agency, know-how is enabling the expansion of the freelance, or “gig” financial system, with extra folks taking up short-term, versatile duties to earn a living.
MobiJobs goals to empower extra Africans to entry international work alternatives, develop their expertise, and promote their expertise and expertise on-line, says the agency, including that each one they want is a cell phone or laptop computer and connectivity.
It explains that jobseekers in Africa have, till now, been restricted from taking part in digital shared labour platforms like MobiJobs as a result of they’d little or no entry to financial institution accounts.
The truth is, round 1.7 billion, or 62%, of Sub-Saharan Africans are unbanked, says Safcoin.
It factors out that these with out financial institution accounts pay excessive transaction, pay-out and fee charges, which eats into their freelance earnings.
MobiJobs makes use of blockchain know-how to eradicate banking charges. Powered by Safcoin crypto-currency, it facilitates a fee course of between people and companies via the SAFPay gateway.
Fee is secured earlier than the service supplier begins the job, and is launched as soon as the job is marked as accomplished.
By way of the MobiJobs Workdesk, freelancers can handle their jobs, promote their expertise, talk with purchasers and fee their expertise.
Neil Ferreira, CEO of Safcoin, says: “Our objective with MobiJobs is to assist people in Africa to take their expertise and skills international, and to empower small companies to faucet into a worldwide expertise pool, as and when they should.
“By way of the platform, customers can achieve expertise, construct their internship hours whereas learning, ask for testimonials from companies they’ve accomplished duties for, and construct relationships with corporations throughout Africa. All this through a free crypto-currency fee gateway that ensures they receives a commission shortly and securely, with zero transaction prices.”