Etherarnal. Employers and Freelancers come together thanks to the blockchain concept.
Ethearnal is peer-to-peer (P2P) freelance system, in which employers and freelancers meet, enter into trustless smart contracts with reputation and money in escrow, and take advantage of a decentralized system of moderators, if needed. “Freelancers now make up 35% of U.S. workers and collectively earned $1 trillion in the past year, according to the “Freelancing in America: 2016” survey released this morning by the Freelancers Union, based in New York City, and the giant freelancing platform Upwork, headquartered in Silicon Valley. The Freelancers Union represents 300,000 members.”
Freelancers can create listings presenting their services and push them on the network using a web client. On the backend, we use IPFS (interplanetary file system) to keep and distribute their listings on a peer-to-peer basis. No servers needed. They don’t have to keep their web client online; the offers just live in the cloud. Also, employers can search all of the listings from the same web client, or publish their own offers searchable by the freelancers.
Once they find each other, they enter into a smart contract where:
The employer has the contract value locked in smart contract-based escrow.
Pre-agreed amount of reputation tokens are staked from each side. Each listing has a predefined amount of reputation tokens that needs to be staked in order to enter into smart contrac based agreement with. The listing creator sets that value. Both sides have to stake the same amount. The side taking the listing needs to accept that condition and stake the required amount of reputation tokens.
Predefined timeframe upon which if none of the following outcomes have been met, it self-releases everything back. That is just a safeguard to prevent funds from being indefinitely locked .
Directly buying them on the free market. That way, anyone can start right away and avoid the egg and chicken problem of new freelancers who need reputation to get contracts, but need contracts to get reputation.
Taking jobs on the network and being rewarded reputation tokens upon successful completion.
What is the utility of ERT token ?
It depends on what role you have in the network.For the freelancer, the more Ethearnal Reputational Tokens he has, the more contracts he is likely to land. Hence, more 24 money in his pocket. Also, he needs them to be able to enter into smart contracts with employers since he needs to stake some of them.For the employer, he needs them to be able to hire people since he needs to stake the same amount the freelancer does.For the moderator, he needs them to be able to moderate, since he stakes proportionally as well. By moderating, he earns more tokens, which he can sell if he chooses so. So, he needs them in order to make money via moderation.For the token holder, other than the expected appreciation due to the few demand vectors we’ve implemented, they effectively give them revenue share of all system prot pr oportional to their tokens. He can also use them to vote if we should get more money released from the smart ICO contracts or claim a refund.
Who will buy the token ?
- People who want to make extra income via moderating
- People who believe in our solution and believe the token will appreciate due to its real utility
- People who would like to get a percentage of the prots of this project that has the potential to disrupt a $1T+ industry
- Pure speculators looking to make a quick ip. That is unavoidable.
What are the taxes for buying/selling ERT token ?
- Upon successful completion of a job (no arbitrage needed) 1% is deducted from the value of the contract. However, this is used to buy ERT tokens on the free market, which are then split between both parties. So, freelancers and employers get back 0.5% in ERT tokens. This means that the effective fee for the freelancer is 0.5%, and the employer gets 0.5% back in tokens, which is a slight initiative for them to use this system over others. This may or may not bring more work for the freelancer, and thus offset the already small fee.
- When arbitrage is needed, 1% is deducted before releasing the money to the winning side. This is shared between token holders in ether directly. However, the winner of the dispute gets the rep tokens of the minority mods that voted against him. This might or might not offset the 1% fee.
Token Distribution and Hard Cap.
THE PRICE OF 1 ERT IS 0.001 ETH. That means that 1 ether gives you 1000 ERT tokens.
HARD CAP IS $30M WORTH OF ETHER.
It will be set in ether using the price at the time of the deployment of the ICO 2.0 smart contract.
75% of the tokens will be sold during the pre-sale and ICO.
20% of the tokens will be kept for the founders.
5% will be kept for bounties.