The people of Manila, Philippines' capital city, will be paid Ethereum (ETH) for tidying a highly polluted beach in the region. The payment is enabled via a decentralized application (dApp) called Bounties Network - on the ETH Blockchain, that also works as a freelance platform for the accomplishment of different key tasks.
The internet was a game changer in the early 90s. With the ability to reach any part of the world from the comfort of a chair, endless possibilities opened up. People were quick to catch up on advertisement advantages and job posting boards. Over the years, with the public adaptation of remote working styles, the freelance industry kicked off. The ability to list skills and get hired to do one time jobs (gigs) changed how people worked.
In the last 40 years since the invention and democratization of the internet, use has grown radi-cally. Some estimates indicate that as many as 4 billion unique individuals are online. Yes - bil-lion with a B. In other words, more than half of the world’s total population.