Cryptocurrencies are global. They allow us to pay for anything, anywhere, in seconds. It opens up the world, rendering it borderless when it comes to financial interaction. Using Bitcoin, I can easily pay someone on the other side of the world for a product or service. Something that would otherwise take days and a considerable amount of fees is now made easy with marginal fees and in less than an hour.
As so, freelancing for cryptocurrencies becomes much easier than doing it for any other national currency. Traditional freelancing platforms will often require your to reveal a multitude of personal details and the fees charged to ensure that you will only receive a portion of your salary. Bitcoin freelancing also removes any geographical restrictions one might have when signing up for a freelance job.
Ethereum is one of the most popular and successful cryptocurrency platforms out there. Its features allow us to create advanced decentralized apps. Unlike traditional freelancing websites, Etherlance, a dApp created on the Ethereum network, allows us to work and be paid in a trustless manner (meaning that the website does not hold funds). Etherlance relies on smart contracts to ensure that the system runs smoothly and best of all, it does not charge middle man fees.
However, in order to make operations, users are required to pay network fees that go to Ether miners. These fees ensure that every action is recorded on the blockchain.
So, let’s get to it! The first thing you'll need is an Ethereum browser. We'll use Metamask.
And that’s it! Your proposal has been submitted and now you’ll have to wait for the employer to accept/reject it. Good luck with your new job!