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🔮 FUTURE OF WORK
Web3 freelancing platform DeeLance raises $1.12M
Bitgert Ventures, a Web3-focused VC firm, has invested in DeeLance to help them launch their blockchain-based freelance marketplace.
The main difference between DeeLance and the current “web2 platforms” like Upwork & Fiverr is that DeeLance is built on the blockchain and uses smart contracts as the basis of the employer-freelancer relationship.
This is able to provide both parties with unprecedented security while drastically reducing fees, providing much faster payments, and a host of additional features like escrow and NDAs.
DeeLance says its fees will only be 2% - a record low for the industry, which would surely pull away many people from established marketplaces
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Most conferences charge high ticket prices and make you pay for your hotel, food, and entertainment.
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🚨 WORD ON THE WEB
Where are all the digital nomads?
Resume.io, an online resume builder, analyzed Instagram posts using the hashtag #digitalnomad and then determined what location the person was in based on the post’s geotag or if a location was mentioned in the post to find out which countries are attracting the most digital nomads.
The data was also processed to remove bots and spam accounts to ensure they didn’t mess up the results.
Here are their key findings:
North America dominated the results with NYC, Mexico City, and Miami taking the top spots in the region
London was the most popular destination in the world. The other top locations in Europe were Paris & Barcelona with Lisbon coming in 4th
Asia’s top spots are familiar favorites Bangkok, Chiang Mai, & Ubud
Check out the full report here and view the global map in full size here
Digital nomads, which “top location” are you planning to visit in 2023?
🚨 WORD ON THE WEB
Even spies want to work remotely
Bruno Kahl, the head of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (or BND for short) which is Germany’s answer to the CIA or MI6, said in a recent interview that they’re really struggling to recruit new spies post-COVID.
"Before Corona, we had 10,000 applicants every year. We could choose the best, but that still wasn't enough," said Kahl
Today’s top recruits are all looking for flexibility and want to work remotely, which Kahl and his compatriots at the CIA say is basically impossible in espionage.
As a remote work proponent, even I understand that…
It will be interesting to see how these agencies try and compete with private companies that can offer top recruits these benefits.
📆 UPCOMING EVENTS:
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May 28-June 4: Porto Santo Nomad Fest [📍 Porto Santo, Portugal] - A festival celebrating the digital nomad community, on a beautiful island off the coast of Madeira. Limited attendance.
May 28th-June 3: Nomad Cruise 11 [📍 Mediterranean Sea] - The original conference at sea is back! Join 250 digital nomads on board a cruise ship in the Med to discuss remote work, business, and personal growth
June 16-19: Camp Indie [📍 Kent, Connecticut] - adult summer camp & conference for digital nomads & those living an unconventional life
June 21-25: Remotion Festival [📍Burgas, Bulgaria] - A festival for remote workers, freelancers, & digital nomads highlighting the Burgas area as a hub for smart living
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