We are looking for a freelance copywriter to work remotely for our blockchain advisory firm. We’re seeking a candidate with 1-2 years of professional, non-academic experience, who understands how to create quality content and has a strong familiarity with online marketing and SEO strategies. The candidate would also need to be responsible, self-motivated, and well-organized. Self-starters and team players with a natural love of the written word, looking to add value to our brand story and development are ideal candidates.
- Write clear, concise, and conversational copy for our company newsletter and blog.
- Create professional press releases announcing company updates concerning new partners, advisors, and events.
- Ensure tone and style, across all mediums.
- Creation of marketing copy such as blog post, social posts, web copy, emails, and other marketing materials as needed.
- Work with stakeholders and reviewers to keep the brand voice consistent.
- Use effective marketing strategies to broadcast materials throughout social media profiles and emailing campaign platforms to ensure maximum distribution.
- Interest in the blockchain ecosystem and emerging technologies.
- Ability to understand developments and trends for DecentraNet’s advisory clients.
- A minimum of 1 year writing copy for brands in an in-house creative department and/or agency role.
- Experience in Journalism and editorial writing is a plus.
- You know what makes a killer headline and have a knack for both writing and editing.
- Ability to move quickly, test the copy you create, and iterate to find the perfect performance-based solution.
- Excellent English writing and editing skills.
- You take initiative, keep organized, and can handle multiple projects at once.
- Strong problem-solving skills, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and close attention to detail.
Working at DecentraNet
We’re a remote team of made up of seven people scattered around the globe. Everyone works from a location of their choosing. We meet once per quarter to strategize and strengthen our relationships. We care deeply about the blockchain industry, our clients, and our community. Our organizational structure does away with strict hierarchy. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the team’s priorities.
Interested parties should contact Tiffany Madison at email@example.com with a cover letter and resume.
The Decentranet team is proud to support the launch of the public DAOstack token sale. We believe in making it easier and more efficient to deploy projects on the blockchain, and that properly aligning incentives and bringing community involvement are keys to successful projects—attributes enables by the DAOstack platform. DAOstack has the potential to change the way people embark on start-ups, manage communities, and grow organizations by allowing participants to collectively own and manage their projects.
TOKEN ALLOCATION AND TIMELINE
Main sale starts: May 8, 2018 at 4:00am GMT
Main sale ends: When overall cap is reached *or* 30 days, whichever is sooner
Minimum send amount: 0.5 ETH
Maximum send amount: none
DAOstack is a comprehensive toolkit that provides the governance and economic framework needed for collectives to self-organize around shared goals and interests without being forced to cede control to a CEO or chairman of the board. While using the platform an organization’s voting procedures, governance rules, community guidelines, transactions, and communications are transparent. This solves a significant problem facing decentralized and blockchain-based organizations: the ability to leverage resources to scale.
Currently, organizations are dependent upon various factors to effectively organize. Accomplishing even simple goals can face significant obstacles such as mistrust between members, disparate geographical locations, bureaucracy bottlenecks, and local government rules. By creating challenges for these members to accomplish beneficial objectives for the organization, development and growth often fails to reach its full potential. In an increasingly global and interconnected world, DAOstack proposes to change these rules.
Currently, organizations must grapple with a variety of factors to effectively organize. Accomplishing even simple goals can seem daunting because of significant obstacles such as mistrust between members, disparate geographical locations, bureaucracy bottlenecks, and local government rules. These challenges prevent the achievement of objectives for the organization and growth often fails to reach its full potential. In an increasingly global and interconnected world, DAOstack proposes to change these rules.
When organized within DAOstack, a company, project, or organization’s members and leaders have the ability to change how they organize and manage their communities to achieve common goals. For instance, if you had a project organized on DAOstack that wanted to engage in community service, you would put up a proposal to the community. They would vote on that idea and the proposal. If approved, members could then vote to send community resources to those proposing the action — to get the job done. Proof and evidence of completion are provided to the voters and funds are released. The reputation of the participants can be improved based on adhering to community guidelines.
REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS
For startups, particularly of a decentralized nature, DAOstack solves a significant organizational problem. If an organization needs more developers for a project, a member of the community, whether a leadership team, department or individual, makes the proposal to the community. The community can then vote on the proposal and allocate tokens from the budget to pay for the services.
The developers are then approved by the community, complete the work, and return with results to the voters. The community could then vote to approve the acceptance of the products delivered and release the token funds as agreed upon. The developers reputation can be maintained by delivering on projects as they agreed to the community (which voted for the work to do be done and payment to be disbursed). This allows for organizations from around the world to organize and empower one another.
Essentially, people don’t have to trust each other; they can trust in the DAO tools. They can have reputational trust maintained by adherence to community guidelines. The rules and guidelines are chosen by the community rather than a top-down or central authority. Bad actors that break these rules can have their privileges revoked. Best of all, members don’t need to be physically present to participate.
Numerous studies explain the various challenges of coordinating large groups. These include motivation cost (aka “social loafing”), relational loss (you feel less connected), and coordination cost (keeping three people up to speed is a lot cheaper than keeping 3,000 people up to speed).
DAO platforms promise to reduce these costs by enabling the coordination of ever more complex activities among participants. In so doing, they could erode the competitive advantage of a traditional, hierarchical, centralized organization.
DAO platforms promise to reduce these costs by enabling the coordination of ever more complex activities among participants. In so doing, they could erode the competitive advantage of a traditional, hierarchical, centralized organization. – VentureBeat
The result is a new web of open collaboration, in which collectives can self-organize around shared goals and values, not limited by pure economic growth, with less friction, lower costs, and greater agility. As VentureBeat said, “Bitcoin markets are fun to watch, but it’s the new business models — and even societal models — that crypto enables that will be the real disruption. With a team bringing proven track records in blockchain technology and entrepreneurship, we believe the DAOstack technology can be a critical step in the evolution of society as we move toward a more cooperative and sustainable future.
To read more about DAOstack, check out their introduction video (EMBED): https://youtu.be/25wtmzBG1Yg
Flipping Proof-of-Work’s Energy Consumption Narrative
Ask a layperson about their feelings on bitcoin energy usage, and you’re likely to get one of two strongly-held opinions:
On one end, folks who may think of themselves as optimists consider mining energy costs as minimal as America’s Christmas tree light usage.
On the other, self-styled realists insist bitcoin mining is using more energy than the entirety of Ireland, and left to grow rampantly, will be responsible for environmental apocalypse.
However, the energy that powers mining isn’t going to ruin the planet. In fact, more mining could save it.
By incentivizing the mass usage of cheap, clean power, mining can stimulate the growth of a more sustainable and efficient energy-production infrastructure.
Satoshi Nakomoto’s first gift to society was disintermediating centralized banks and financial institutions.
Their second gift is incentivizing clean, sustainable energy production — which will help our planet stick around for a little bit longer.
An Upswing In Sustainability
Bitcoin mining, like all other economic activities, is subject to fundamental economic laws of supply and demand. As the price of energy goes down, the cost of production of bitcoin through mining increases, increasing supply. As interest in cryptocurrencies rises, entrants both old and new placing new demand in bitcoin increases its price. It stands to reason a decrease in production costs will correlate directly to increased usage.
Consider Moore’s law, named after Gordon Moore, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, which predicted innovations in computing that ultimately spurred the consumer electronics revolution as far back as 1965. Since then, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit continues to double approximately every two years. The increased speed of these digital electronics resulted in technological and social change, productivity, and economic growth.
In addition, Swanson’s law observes that the price of solar photovoltaic modules — AKA solar panels — tends to drop by 20 percent when demand doubles. At present rates, costs halve about every 10 years.
And now, according to a new report from Bloomberg, “the cost of installing solar panels at big solar farms and on rooftops will drop 60% to an estimated average of around four cents per kilowatt hour by 2040.”
As a result, it’s predicted that 15% of the world’s electricity will come from solar panels by that same year.
A Bounty on Clean Energy
Overall, wind and solar are now the cheapest forms of energy on the planet. Geothermal and hydroelectric are also becoming more popular — with the added bonus that users don’t need to deal with storage issues.
So how do these changes in our energy sector connect to cryptocurrency? Through mining: green energy is simply more cost effective. Cost effective equals lower energy production costs. And lower costs means more money.
For miners, that’s a big deal.
“A virtuous cycle is beginning. The more electricity that is needed at scale, the clearer it is — that green is the best economic alternative. As such, the more likely it is that incremental energy production infrastructure that will be built going forward MUST be green to be competitive, and that these new sources of electricity will provide cheaper energy for all consumers across all uses.”
In fact, this shift is already happening.
According to Bitcoin Magazine, one miner moved their entire GPU farm across the U.S. because the hydroelectric power in the Pacific Northwest was cheaper. On the other side of the world, miners take advantage of the plentiful geothermal and hydraulic power of Iceland. Sure, these might not be the most exciting places to live — but the savings make up for that.
Mining Moving Forward
One issue with green energy is that it’s harder for storage batteries to hold. Extra energy typically dissipates or isn’t stored properly. Yet with bitcoin, that excess can go towards mining and building a larger energy infrastructure.
The timing is perfect, because the energy grid in the United States is pretty unstable at the moment. Large sections are taken down at once, and the entire system is hackable. Increased mining means that the grid will start to become less centralized — and therefore more stable.
In fact, decentralized energy communities already exist. In some areas, trash from overflowing landfills is being converted into power. That waste energy is supporting the community, and the excess goes into maintaining the worldwide financial ledger.
Essentially, those people are burning garbage to create money. Magic.
Well, what if a town is setting up solar panels? Do they start their own mining facility next door? Believe it or not, there’s an easy starting point. P2P energy production for solar is made possible with companies like Powerledger, which empowers consumers to trade electricity with each other.
The Sun Exchange is another option in Africa, which gives free energy installations for solar panels. Users can channel the excess energy into mining.
As these industries grow closer, more options will pop up — creating ample opportunity for individual entrepreneurs.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
If the upward swing in green energy usage continues, we predict that coal and fossil fuels will become a thing of the past. Instead, global energy production infrastructure will be built for clean fuels. The reason isn’t just because it’s the right thing to do. In reality, it’s because they’re more cost effective — which is exactly what makes this change sustainable, and creates a compelling incentive to make the sometimes painful switch.
Since money talks, we believe that there will be massive growth in efficient energy production. It’s simply economics.
Want a future where the norm is clean energy?
Hop on the bitcoin bandwagon.
Shout to Timothy Lewis for coining the phrase, “Satoshi’s Second Gift”
DecentraNet’s Tiffany Madison in Forbes: Meet the Woman Advising The World’s Top Blockchain Companies
Forbes sat down with DecentraNet’s Tiffany Madison to discuss her experience as a female cofounder in the blockchain space, where we’re headed, and why it’s more important than ever to have more women and inclusion when dealing with a technology with the potential to massively impact people’s lives — for the better.
“How can we get more women into blockchain?
1) Create new opportunities: As the blockchain industry is transitioning from its newborn phase into infancy, new opportunities are emerging for women. Until recently, most of the positions in this space targeted technologists, a niche underrepresented with women. While we still have work to do, more women are entering STEM and technology-related fields than ever. As the industry continues to grow, positions where women often shine become more in demand, especially operations, marketing, public relations, content development, and media. Further, over the next decade, many industries where women dominate will be disrupted by blockchain, creating a catalyst for their interest.
2) Offer a platform: I also think industry events are a very public way of demonstrating support for inclusion and diversity. Event organizers and leaders can play a very important role by continuing to foster an inclusive culture welcoming to all. At d10e, we specifically sought female moderators to mediate all-male panels. Our emcee, still to this day, is the very talented young woman, Naomi Brockwell, also known as Bitcoin Girl. The result was that more women leaders felt empowered by their roles as early adopters and thought leaders, and more inclined to speak at future events. When DecentraNet hosts events, we promote inclusion by seeking out as many talented and diverse presenters as possible.
3) Focus on cryptocurrency adoption first: In my experience, interest in cryptocurrency almost always leads to interest in the power of blockchain technologies. Estimates currently place that 5 to 7 percent of all cryptocurrency users are women, making the industry a highly male-dominated one.I think this will change in the next 5-10 years. As cryptocurrency investment platforms, including wallets and exchanges, continue to become less cumbersome and more user-friendly, many women that do not consider themselves technical, but financially savvy, are apt to become interested.”
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Congratulations to DecentraNet cofounder Tiffany Madison for being recognized as one of 24 women in blockchain/crypto to follow — and thanks for being a leader both on the team and in the space!
“Tiffany Madison is a Partner of DecentraNet. DecentraNet is a full-scale blockchain consulting firm. She describes herself as a Strategist, Advisor, Communicator, Consultant, and Writer. Some of her clients include Nano Vision, DAOstack, and Loci among others. Her company recently hosted CryptoHQ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Tiffany shares her cryptocurrency insights and DecentraNet news to her nearly 10,000 followers.”
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