Decentral Inc. Appoints Addison Cameron-Huff as President

Addison Cameron-Huff President Decentral Inc.

21st November 2017, Toronto, Canada – Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of Decentral announced the promotion of Addison Cameron-Huff to President of Decentral Inc.

Decentral, makers of the popular Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet, is Canada’s largest blockchain startup. Mr. Cameron-Huff is a leading Canadian lawyer, award winning technologist and entrepreneur deeply experienced with blockchain technologies. Anthony said, “Addison’s knowledge of blockchain technologies and the global regulatory landscape surrounding decentralization is second to none. His legal, technical and entrepreneurial guidance was critical in creating the solid foundation of Decentral Inc. and my other blockchain ventures including Ethereum. I am pleased Addison Cameron-Huff has joined me on the Decentral Inc. executive team.”

Addison has a deep technology and development background that began long before he became a lawyer. Addison has won multiple hackathons including both TechCrunch Disrupt and PayPal X Innovate. Addison was the founding CTO of Global-Regulation.com, the largest global law search engine powered by machine translation. As a legal entrepreneur Addison built a technology law practice from 2013 to advise and support rapidly growing businesses in the internet and blockchain domains. He is also an Adjunct Professor of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law GPLLM course.

The entrepreneur in Addison looks forward to scaling the Jaxx infrastructure to support the growth Decentral has been experiencing, “Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are booming and our Jaxx platform is growing right along with it. We’ve seen over $500M in sales and multiple-billion dollars of transactions through Jaxx so far this year. The opportunity to scale our platform to support this level of user growth is exciting.”

Decentral is Canada’s largest private blockchain startup. Anthony noted, “Decentral has the best blockchain team in Canada. I am pleased to have Addison Cameron-Huff join me on the executive team and look forward to the positive impact he’ll have on our project management, infrastructure deployment, and growth operations.” He continued, “2017 has seen blockchain have its ‘Netscape moment’ of wide acceptance. Our Jaxx platform is the next step in the evolution of blockchain technology adoption – a single platform that makes ownership and control of blockchain assets like cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone. With Addison’s help on the day-to-day of Decentral I will be able to put more focus on our partnerships and my advocacy of blockchain in general through my conference and speaking engagements.”  

Addison is focused on growth, “We’re motivated to see the whole ecosystem of decentralized businesses grow and prosper. We’re keen to create wins for everyone in this space. Our network of revenue partners includes hundreds of companies like ShapeShift, BitPay, Coinbase, Bittrex will benefit from our growth. Our Jaxx product is a critical node in this network and ambition.”

ABOUT DECENTRAL AND JAXX

Created by Anthony Di Iorio and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Decentral spawned the Ethereum Project, the Jaxx blockchain interface, and has been home to hundreds of blockchain community events. Decentral is primarily focused on their Jaxx product, the multi-token blockchain interface that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices. Jaxx enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

Download and experience Jaxx through http://jaxx.io/

Announcing Anthony Di Iorio Joins Advisory Board of Presearch.io

Presearch Board of Advisors

Announcing Anthony Di Iorio Joins Advisory Board of Presearch.io

1st November, 2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface and the Decentral Community announced today that Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of Decentral Inc, has joined the Presearch Board of Advisors.

The team at Presearch.io are building a decentralized and community-driven search engine intended to disrupt the multi-billion dollar internet search industry. Already in use since 2013 as an internal tool, Presearch launches their public beta on November 9th, allowing anyone to search multiple engines including Amazon and Google. Anthony Di Iorio has joined Presearch’s advisory board to help guide the development of its blockchain-based service. Presearch has generated more than $12 million in revenue from its ongoing token sale.

Anthony commented, “I’m a believer in the power of decentralized technologies to disrupt and improve a wide variety of existing markets. The Presearch team have a novel approach to the massive search-engine market with their blockchain-enabled community-driven approach.” Presearch’s transparent ranking factors combine human curation with scalable machine learning, a contrast to manipulated algorithm-driven methods standard among today’s industry giants. In a world in which one company controls 77 percent of all searches, influencing trillions in spending and acting as a primary gatekeeper to the Internet, proponents of decentralized technologies see a pressing need for a community-driven search engine.

Anthony continued, “The power of blockchain technology lies in its real-world use cases, and Presearch demonstrates this with a compelling alternative to search engines run by global corporations,” said Anthony Di Iorio. “I look forward to using Presearch myself, and advocating for its growth in the blockchain community and beyond.”

Presearch’s advisory board also includes internet pioneer, Rich Skrenta, who sold his search engine Blekko to IBM Watson; open-source search innovator Trey Grainger, SVP of Engineering at Lucidworks; and leading technology lawyer Addison Cameron-Huff, whose experience includes working with Ethereum’s founding team.

ABOUT ANTHONY DIIORIO

Anthony Di Iorio is co-founder of Ethereum and is CEO of Decentral Inc, makers of the Jaxx.io multi-asset blockchain interface. Anthony is an active investor focused on early-stage businesses using blockchain and decentralized technologies to disrupt existing markets. Find more on Anthony, Decentral and Jaxx on http://twitter.com/diiorioanthony http://decentral.ca and http://jaxx.io

ABOUT PRESEARCH

Presearch is the first open, decentralized search engine built to reward transparency and community participation. Presearch operates with transparent ranking factors allowing content creators to access a level playing field. The Presearch platform is scheduled to launch in beta on November 9, 2017. For more information, please visit www.presearch.io and read the company’s white paper.

Anthony Di Iorio Joins StormX Advisory Team; STORM to be Integrated into Jaxx

Anthony Di Iorio Joins StormX Advisory Team; STORM to be Integrated into Jaxx

18th October 2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface and the Decentral Community announced today that Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Decentral and CEO of Jaxx, and Co-Founder of the Ethereum platform, is joining Storm as both an advisor and as an accredited investor.

Mr. Di Iorio’s fellow board members are:

  • Alchemist Ventures co-founder and Ethereum chief strategist Steven Nerayoff
  • Bancor cofounder Guy Benartzi
  • Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara
  • Zynga founding CTO Tom Bolich
  • AlphaBit.fund CEO Liam Robertson
  • AlphaBit.fund strategist Brad Mills
  • VOIP pioneer and Vonage founder and CEO Jeff Pulver
  • Juloot interactive Founder Hanan Gazit
  • Brian Kelly Capital LLC Founder and CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, and
  • Appuri Founder and CTO Damon Danieli

Anthony Di Iorio said, “I’m glad to join the distinguished Board of Advisors and to help guide the future development of Storm Market. The team has a novel and interesting approach to disrupting the freelancer and gig-economy; I’m excited to see their application of decentralized technologies take shape. The team at Jaxx will work to bring STORM tokens to our large user base soon.”

Storm Market allows people to request services like QA testing or machine learning, and select people to complete micro-tasks. Those awarded work are paid in STORM tokens, whose distribution is automatically managed via an Ethereal smart contract.

Simon Yu said: “Freelance workers are rapidly becoming the backbone of the global economy, but current banking systems, credit systems, and processing systems mean employers who need micro-transactions completed from their growing freelancer base face high fees and inefficient middlemen,” Simon continued, “Storm Market aims to transform the economy by creating a secure, decentralized, and gamified micro-task platform without costly transaction fees and cumbersome third-party relationships.”

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

About StormX

The Storm Market whitepaper and market research network development materials draft are available at stormtoken.com.

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Worldcore Advisory Team; WRC Integrated into Jaxx

Worldcore ICO

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Worldcore Advisory Team; WRC Integrated into Jaxx

14th October 2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface and the Decentral Community announced today that Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Decentral and CEO of Jaxx, and Co-Founder of the Ethereum platform, is joining Wordcore as an advisor; the Worldcore token has been integrated into Jaxx.

Anthony Di Iorio said, “I’m excited to bring my experience with decentralized technologies – like the Ethereum blockchain – to the table and assist the Worldcore team with their blockchain roadmap.” Worldcore intends that the WRC token will entitle the holder to a share of Worldcore revenue. Individual holders of WRC tokens will receive a profit share once a year. Anthony Di Iorio continued, “Jaxx users will be able to hold and control their WRC tokens in their Jaxx wallet after the tokens are distributed following the completion of the Worldcore ICO.”

Worldcore, winner of “Best Fintech Startup” at the Central European Startup Awards, opened it’s ICO today, October 14th. The public sale will run until 14th November. 870,000,000 tokens will be available for the public. The tokens which are not sold during the ICO and pre-sale will be destroyed. The initial target of the ICO is $5 million while the hard-cap is $100M. The Worldcore whitepaper can be found on the Worldcore ICO site, here.

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

About Worldcore:

The company was founded in 2014 by strong team of experts in the field of financial market, banking services, electronic finances and IT with over 10 years experience. Worldcore is served by just over 30 people working in 5 departments of the enterprise. Company is headquartered in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. In order to provide high level of service, EUPSProvider s.r.o. cooperates only with a group of proven top-class financial partners containing banks and largest payment networks around the globe. Our management team keeps working hard to make Worldcore more functional and global month by month.

Anthony Di Iorio Joins PayPie Team; PayPie to be Integrated into Jaxx

Anthony Di Iorio Joins PayPie Team; PayPie to be Integrated into Jaxx

6th October 2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface and the Decentral Community announced today that Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Decentral and CEO of Jaxx, and Co-Founder of the Ethereum platform, is joining PayPie as both an advisor and as an accredited investor.

Anthony  and the Decentral team are eager to support projects with experienced entrepreneurs delivering blockchain innovation, like  PayPie. Anthony said that “by introducing the world’s first Ethereum-powered credit risk assessment based on decentralized accounting, PayPie hopes to bring ultimate trust and transparency to the financial market. I’m a believer in the power of decentralized technologies like PayPie to add huge value to existing auditing markets and practices. Supporting PayPie’s team in a key advisory role and by integrating the PayPie token into Jaxx are the ways I’m most eager to pitch in.”

The PayPie decentralized, blockchain-based platform was built to make the financial information on businesses more accurate and transparent, allowing a better picture of a company’s financial health for credit risk assessment. Anthony continued, “PayPie leverages blockchain to enable live financial audits, speed up credit approvals, and improve the overall credit scoring processes for businesses. It’s a huge improvement in efficiency for lenders, auditors, accountants, and other financial institutions.”

“Often a company’s financial situation is inaccurate, due to a lack of information and the fact that this information is usually outdated”, said PayPie CEO, serial entrepreneur, and member of the Forbes Technology Council, Nick Chandi. “By harnessing technology – blockchain in particular – we can avoid these issues and make the system fairer both for the businesses themselves, as well as those who wish to access the financial information. Anthony’s participation as a key strategic advisor and the integration of our token into the Jaxx platform are great accelerator to our future.”

ABOUT JAXX

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

ABOUT PAYPIE

PayPie aims to bring ultimate trust and transparency to the financial markets by introducing the world’s first credit risk assessment based on blockchain accounting. Founded by Nick Chandi – a serial entrepreneur and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, the platform challenges Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion’s status quo by assessing businesses credit risk profiles through a built-in algorithm that accounts 150 data points from live financial data hashed on the Ethereum blockchain. PayPie is a faster, safer, and smart contract-powered credit scoring and lending platform for banks, lenders, and invoice factoring companies. PayPie solves the problems of fraud and inconsistencies which exist in isolated accounting systems by allowing for real-time audit and analysis of financial statements on the blockchain. This analysis will be done using a decentralized single ledger approach and will consider the all-time historical accounting information of participating businesses to safeguard and transform the way credit risk is assessed by lenders, investors, and other financial institutions. All inputs will be bound to the blockchain in a triple entry accounting structure, which will secure the entire transaction-checking process generating reliable and unbiased data.

 

Press Release – Anthony Di Iorio Invests in Enigma

Toronto, Ontario – 11th September 2017.

Anthony Di Iorio Engages with Enigma as an Investor

Enigma is creating a decentralized, open, secure data marketplace that allows people, companies and organizations to contribute and consume data. Anthony Di Iorio is co-founder of Ethereum & the CEO of the Jaxx blockchain interface.

Speaking about Anthony Di Iorio, Can Kisagun, co-founder said,

As we embark on this ambitious journey to create the data marketplace for the web, we are thrilled to be partnering with Anthony Di Iorio from Jaxx | Decentral. Given its simplicity and ease of use, Jaxx will be instrumental in getting ENG tokens to the masses.

Speaking about Enigma, Anthony Di Iorio said,

The market surrounding crypto-assets is expanding and so should the investment tools and underlying financial infrastructure. The Catalyst Platform is well timed – it’s a platform that provides the tools and data necessary to quickly build your own crypto hedge-fund. Catalyst is the first application to make use of the Enigma decentralized data marketplace protocol.

I’m excited to make this investment & to join Enigma group contributing to the project – the work to enable developers to build, test, and execute micro crypto-funds is particularly exciting as it pushes the decentral economy forward. I am looking forward to exploring potential synergies between Enigma and Jaxx –  Guy, Can, & their team at Enigma have my support!

The key new utility Enigma brings to the table is the ability to run computations on data, without having access to the raw data itself. For example, a group of people can provide access to their salary, and together compute the average wage of the group. Each participant learns their relative position in the group, but learns nothing about other members’ salaries. It should be made clear that this is only a motivating example. In practice, any program can be securely evaluated while maintaining the inputs a secret.

Today, sharing data is an irreversible process; once it is sent, there is no way to take it back or limit how it is used. Allowing access to data for secure computations is reversible and controllable, since no one but the original data owners ever see the raw data. This presents a fundamental change in current approaches to data analysis.

Those interested in reading more about Enigma & Catalyst can visit their website at www.enigma.co

For more information on Anthony Di Iorio reach out to him on LinkedIn or Twitter

Decentral to launch Bitcoin Cards at retailers nationwide

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https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/decentral-launch-bitcoin-cards-retailers-130000503.html
 
Decentral, Canada’s leading hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies, is excited to announce the nationwide launch of a new product that will enable Canadians from coast to coast to purchase bitcoin from local retail stores.
 
Decentral Bitcoin Cards are the first of their kind in Canada. Available in denominations of $20, $50, and $100, they can be purchased at local retail stores – just like a phone card or gift card – and redeemed for bitcoin via the Decentral Bitcoin Card website.
 
“We’ve helped thousands of customers purchase bitcoin at our bitcoin ATM in Toronto, and our goal has always been to increase availability across Canada. Based on the knowledge we’ve gained over the years, we’ve developed a system that makes buying bitcoin as easy and convenient as possible for both customers and merchants,” says Decentral founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio.
 
Originally trialled in 2014 and perfected last year, Decentral Bitcoin Cards simplify the bitcoin purchasing experience. “The Cards remove the hassles and technical issues associated with installing, maintaining and using terminals or ATMs,” says Di Iorio. “Our new system can be scaled quickly to new locations without the existing roadblocks and complicated logistics common to Bitcoin ATMs.”
 
Decentral Bitcoin Cards are launching in selected provinces later this month, and will be available nationwide before the summer. Decentral expects to have Bitcoin, Ethereum and other select digital currency cards available for purchase in thousands of retail locations by the end of the year.
 
 

ABOUT DECENTRAL

Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, Decentral is an innovation hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies. Offerings include blockchain and fintech consultancy services and software development, as well as a two-way Bitcoin ATM. Decentral also organizes community-driven events in the domains of fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralized technologies.
 

ABOUT BITCOIN

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that operates independently of a central bank and uses encryption techniques to verify the transfer of funds. Since bitcoin first launched in 2009, it has become increasingly popular with tech-savvy consumers as a payment method that allows both consumers and retailers to remove the middlemen that drive up prices.
 
For information and media inquiries, please contact Anne Connelly at [email protected]
 

Decentral    |    123 Spadina Ave.    |    416-831-9593

My first experience with a Bitcoin ATM in Toronto

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Bitcoin is a completely new territory to me. As someone who is not at all tech-savvy, the concept of owning a digital wallet, converting my cash to bitcoins using a Bitcoin ATM (BTM), and performing transactions with the cryptocurrency is mind-boggling.

 

Fortunately, being a part of the Decentral team makes my immersion to the Bitcoin seamless — not to mention operating the BTM we have here at our office in downtown Toronto is simple and comparable to normal ATMs.

 

It’s easy to look at the Bitcoin ATM and instantly get intimidated. But just like intimidating people, if you give the machine a chance, you’ll find out it’s quite OK. The instructions on the orange screen are pretty straightforward and easy to follow. It first prompts me to enter my phone number. A second later I get a text with a code, which I enter onto the screen. The Bitcoin ATM gives two options: Buy bitcoin or Sell bitcoin, so I choose the first one. It asks me whether I have a bitcoin wallet, and since I have downloaded BitWallet onto my iPhone, I press yes.

 

Here’s the first tricky part.

 

It asks me to scan the QR code to my wallet, but the location of the scanner is not immediately obvious. It’s a mini slot on the right side of the machine. I slide my phone in instead of holding it up in front of a red flash-emitting device like at Starbucks. Once I scan my QR code and take my phone out, the machine prompts me to insert cash.

 

Here’s the second tricky part.

 

There are three slots that look like they would accept cash but it’s actually the one closest to my left foot. I insert cash and tap “I’m Done” on the screen and voila! I have some bitcoins in my wallet and I find out the Bitcoin ATM is anything but difficult and intimidating!

 

And now off I go, booking a trip with my newly purchased Bitcoin!

 

FYI the Bitcoin ATM is located inside Decentral at 123 Spadina Ave, Toronto.

Decentral-Deloitte: Ethereum at the Greenhouse

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Our blockchain consulting arm at Decentral has been involved with Deloitte and the Rubix team for almost a year now, providing them with blockchain expertise and teaming up to run community and blockchain and decentralized tech events. Last night on December 2nd, Deloitte and Decentral partnered to hold an Ethereum event at their Greenhouse space in downtown Toronto.
 
The Greenhouse is a place designed to help Deloitte clients experience breakthroughs through innovative means – to give them that ‘aha!’ moment when they’re stuck in one mode of thought or just going round and round in circles. Deloitte gets that innovating is not as simple as ‘going and doing it’; sometimes it’s not obvious where or how to begin.
 
Events at the Greenhouse aim to spark new ideas by disrupting ordinary ways of approaching problems. It was an ideal venue for us to introduce Ethereum to some of their clients. Deloitte invited banks including CIBC, RBC, and TD, technology firms D+H and Teranet, and the TMX group. When great minds from these sectors begin to understand Ethereum and its disruptive potential, new, brilliant ideas are bound to be generated.
 
Attendees had the chance to hear how Ethereum enables developers to build the next generation of distributed applications and what are some of the strategies they need to be adopting to prepare for the inevitable disruption.
 
The event started with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum giving an overview of his brainchild and how its blockchain works. Vitalik joined us via a BeamPro robot-proxy, which he was remotely controlling from Switzerland!
 
This was followed by a talk from our CEO and Ethereum co-founder, Anthony Di Iorio. Anthony emphasized that decentralization is the key to understanding what is happening. Blockchains have made it possible for secure systems to exist without a central authority, giving individuals more power and increasing the system’s resilience. Decentralization can also unbundle services and products and firms need to anticipate for what is coming and prepare accordingly in order to not be rendered irrelevant and obsolete. Implementing changes might well be costly, but it would be far more costly to be idle. Anthony’s presentation highlighted some of the steps firms should be taking to begin this transformation, and also identified some of the opportunities that will open up.
 
Jeff Coleman from Ledger Labs then spoke about ‘smart blockchains’ and the advantages of developing and using the technology. Platforms like Ethereum offer far more flexibility and extensibility than more static platforms. Jeff’s talk was quite comprehensible, considering the audience was not primarily from a tech background.
 
The evening concluded with a talk from Joseph Lubin of ConsenSys – also an Ethereum co-founder. He joined us from New York by taking over the robot-proxy from Vitalik. Joseph gave a talk on dApps and gave substantial information about what ConsenSys is building on Ethereum. During the Q&A session, he gave the audience an interesting perspective on New York’s ‘Bitlicense’ and how a lot of firms – including some of his startups – are considering locating elsewhere.
 
Decentral was established to promote decentralized technologies and a large part of what we do is helping enterprises take advantage of the opportunities that these technologies generate. It was a motivating experience to see traditional financial institutions paying interest in this area, and we are looking forward to more of them actively engaging with Toronto’s thriving decentralized technologies community.

 

See the event updates on our Twitter here or by searching #EthereumAtTheGreenhouse.

 

The Future of Personnel

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At Decentral I have the pleasure to work with a talented team on a diverse range of projects, each of which has a focus on some aspect of the decentralized technology space. Most of the people I work with are employed on a contract basis, and often they work at the same time for a number of the different companies located at Decentral’s space. Short term contracting is necessary due to how quickly the area we specialize in is evolving. I’ve written before about how our era of accelerated change necessitates taking a lean approach to business. Broader, long term goals can be set, but these are of necessity subject to revision. Quick decisions about changes in company approach and methodology is an adaptive strategy that fosters competitiveness.

 

The downside of having a contingent workforce is the staff I want not being available when I need them. In spite of that, a high degree of employee flexibility is desirable for both me and the people I work with. In their article The Dawning of the Age of Flex Labor, Andrei Hagiu and Rob Biederman note “Workers, employers, and society stand to benefit tremendously from breaking the cycle of hiring people in boom times and releasing them fully during economic slowdowns or contractions.” This changing nature of employment careers has been underway for over thirty years, with a workforce now gradually learning to tailor their work lives to hedge against boom/bust realities.

 

Part of this process requires a shift in perspective for employee and employer in which each sees their respective roles as a partnership that benefits both parties. For instance, one clear advantage of short term work contracting is a better accommodation of work/life balance. Millennials in particular find value in the 21st century employment trend of flexible work hours. A study by Bentley University in Massachusetts, The Millennial Mind Goes to Work (2014) found that “77 percent of Millennials say that flexible work hours would make the workplace more productive for people their age.”

 

Based on my own hiring experience, working with people who have forged composite career paths has the advantage of the unique skill set combinations they bring to the workplace. Since 2014, we have pursued multiple initiatives to establish Decentral as a trusted brand in the emerging space of decentralized tech. Everything we have accomplished has happened due to the dedication of the people I work with, including the group I am happy to have on contract today.

 

A flex workforce of independent contractors is part of the broader on demand economy that large sectors of the population have found easy to adapt into their daily lives. In addition to high profile initiatives like Uber and AirBnB, there are newer entries into the field like Handy or Homejoy (for small home repairs and cleaning) or BloomThat (flower delivery) and Fancy Hands (an on-call personal assistant), among many I could cite. Job task specialization on a granular level creates a new form of employment, one that makes best use of excess capacity, whether it be of a workforce’s time, living spaces, or vehicles. As the Economist notes “this marks a striking new stage in a deeper transformation…[that]…will challenge many of the fundamental assumptions of 20th-century capitalism, from the nature of the firm to the structure of careers.” The future of work is now, it’s the everyday reality of our new 21st century.