Even though we have covered a lot of different aspects of life where Bitcoin can be useful in terms of purchasing goods or services, there are so many options out there. As a result, we will continue this series for as long as we can, and any requests from our readers are more than welcome. BTCGigs is a decentralized marketplace where Bitcoin is accepted, but there is a twist.
BTCGigs – Bitcoin Marketplace & Micro Jobs
While it is great that we can buy several things from major retailers such as Newegg, Dell, Microsoft, and Expedia – to name a few – in Bitcoin, there is a big thrill to experience when you are looking for a bargain. Or even if you aren’t looking for anything in particular, you may come across an offer that is too good to pass up, so why not pay for it in Bitcoin?
But BTCGigs isn’t exactly a traditional marketplace such as an eBay or other second-hand website. This platform focuses on bringing micro jobs – which are all paid in Bitcoin – to a marketplace-esque environment. After all, it is important to bring employers and potential future employees together in a decentralized way.
Ever since Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, there has been a growing interest in the technology behind this ideology. As a result of that technological innovation and interest, a wide array of new jobs have been created, all of which need to be filled with competent people. But there are also many small tasks that need to be completed, which are usually a one-time deal or freelance-based.
And it is these small tasks – also known as micro jobs – that can play a pivotal role in the success or failure of a project or business. Hiring someone to do a US$10 micro job using traditional paperwork and forms is a major hassle, so Bitcoin forms a great solution to get the work done, use less paperwork and have the person helping you out get the money they deserve without overhead costs.
The only problem with the idea of “micro jobs for Bitcoin” is the fact there was no place where you could list or find these tasks. Granted, most people would check the Bitcointalk forums on a regular basis to see if there were any opportunities to earn some extra money. However, these forums were not the right place for these kind of tasks, so a dedicated platform had to be created.
Benefits of Bitcoin-only Micro Jobs
As an employer, you stand to gain a lot from paying for micro jobs in Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a non-refundable currency, which means you can forget about the hassle that is associated with other digital payments such as Paypal. Plus, because of Bitcoin’s non-refundable status, your [temporary] employee is certain that he/she will keep the money once it has been received.
Furthermore, BTCGigs charges a far lower fee compared to competitor micro jobs marketplaces [which do not accept Bitcoin]. Whereas most sites would charge up to 20% commission per transaction, BTCGigs has lowered that down to 10%. A nominal fee for bringing an employer and future employees together for the benefit of Bitcoin.
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