You both are correct. I was proposing this type of a business model back in 2014/2015, initially on Hashtalk. The reason for this is that it is too difficult to find professional employment, in other countries, where you have to deal in that local currency. In many cases, there are international sanctions in place which preclude people in one country dealing with governments of others. In that latter case, you have individuals who suffer the consequence of their own government’s mistakes. On the other front, being paid in Euros, when you are in the U.S., has a high transactions costs associated with it, mostly in the form of currency translation costs (and international wire costs). Moreover, there are limits on international wires which then alert various taxation authorities. Bitcoin payments are outside of the influence and control of most governments around the world, and oftentimes circumvent the various “feeing to death” of global commerce. If you are going to be pro-globalization, crypto is the only major form of payment system that can accomplish this. What my original premise was, dealt with the purported ability of Paycoin to handle embedded contracts, which never was on the table to begin with. As far as a global labor marketplace, I do have another business coming online, which deals with the vast small business community, in the U.S., and eventually around the globe. @huey can speak to this as well. We start with addressing small business telecommunications costs, working our way through alliance building with small business services, such as office supply companies and ancillary services, to other telecom services, then on to labor exchanges and small business service offers (products and services) in a small business marketplace. None of this really yet exists on the national or global scale that I would like to build. Of course, any business must master each phase of such a project, ensuring financial ability to support continued development. Although the service you are speaking of is focusing on Bitcoin, the more ideal crypto, at this moment in time, would be Ethereum. I do believe that it would be the more useful crypto as far as the ability to embed contractor contracts in conjunction with the payment system aspect. Then again, using Ethereum as the embedded contract and Bitcoin as the payment aspect is equally doable.
No, I have nothing to do with the project you have referred to, but really it is a no-brainer to see that a global, independent labor marketplace is highly advantageous to both large and small businesses around the world. For major enterprises, this also bypasses the requirement, especially in the U.S., for entry and work visas. The other aspect is that it is ethnicity blind. No one can judge you by your appearances or language skills, depending on the work involved, of course.
Thanks for remembering my past ideas though! Always like to see I have not been too forgotten.