Global online freelancing marketplace platform MicroWorkers, announced today it is partnering with Ontology (ONT) to speed up payments and to secure identity and reputation data on the blockchain for its over 1.5 million workers.
MicroWorkers will use ONT to make near-instant and low-fee payments to a targeted group of global freelancers. Workers and employers will be able to use their ONTO digital wallets to receive and send crypto payments. They will also be able to securely store and share their account history and reputation data through their ONT ID on-chain, encrypted and under their sole control.
Freelance Market: MicroWorkers + Ontology
The global online freelancing market is growing fast, and industry players have not responded to the growing demand from freelancers for faster payments and more opportunities.
Large global companies who are building AI-driven platforms, like Tencent and ByteDance in China as well as Google and Microsoft in the US, need better tools for crowds of workers to train AI data sets. MicroWorkers is now leveraging Ontology blockchain to support their growing AI demands.
“Global demand for AI-training and human-in-the-loop task work is booming in 2020. We see blockchain and the Ontology identity platform as a way to deliver potentially much-improved services — to freelancers and to enterprises.”
– Nhatvi Nguyen, MicroWorkers CEO
If you are a student, stay-at-home mom, retired person, or a professional, you can join the site as a worker. As an entrepreneur, if you want to get small tasks done such as posts for your blog, review for your product, test a mobile app, data extraction and moderation, traffic for your page, etc., you can join as an employer and get your job done. As a worker, there is no limit to how many jobs you can accept.
“Ontology’s demonstrated performance and reputation tools are a perfect fit for task and freelancing marketplaces which are open global platforms where participants need to get paid and to prove and re-use their reputation data. We are excited to support MicroWorkers’ growth as Ontology expands to this vertical.”
– Gloria WU, Ontology Business Development Lead