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Talao and DAOstack Join Forces to Accelerate the Emergence of a Worldwide Freelancing DAO
May 23, 2018 · 3 min read

Talao, the first protocol and DAO for the freelancing economy, and DAOstack, creator of the DAOstack framework announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement to foster the emergence in the coming years of the largest worldwide DAO dedicated to freelancing talent. DAOstack will provide the technical foundation for the Talao DAO, enabling freelancers to efficiently cooperate and self-govern using TALAO tokens, the Reputation Protocol and the Talao platform.

Today’s talent-on-demand marketplace contains a number of ‘talent-unfriendly’ platforms, with business models favoring the platform providers rather than the talent and their clients.

Freelancers, as they grow in numbers and establish themselves as a substantial part of the global workforce, are demanding greater control and fairness. At the same time, enterprises, large and small, are looking for agility and an improved ability to make hiring decisions rapidly, avoid spending time on fraudulent resumes, and expand their reach into the freelancer talent pool. The market is ripe for a truly talent-focused offering that only a decentralized network can provide.

According to this agreement:

  • Talao will use the DAOstack framework to manage the governance of the Talao decentralized autonomous organization of freelancers. The goal is to have 200,000 freelancing talent using the Talao DAO by the end of 2018, growing to 1 million by the end of 2019.
  • DAOstack and Talao will exchange their GEN and TALAO tokens to accelerate the development of the Talao DAO. Talao will use DAOstack tokens to fuel the governance of its DAO. DAOstack will use the TALAO tokens and Talao platform to access the best talent for DAOstack.
  • Talao will participate with DAOstack and its partners in upcoming workshops to develop a common roadmap with a view toward accelerating adoption.

From Matan Field, CEO and architect of DAOstack:

Talao’s mission to create the first token for the freelancing economy could change the way freelancers are working all over the world. With the Talao token they can own their professional data and decide how to monetize it with a full independence from platforms. All the freelancers can join communities on Talao, with a unique DAO governance model. This is quite unique in the freelancing industry, and will give freelancers an unprecedented freedom of organization. Talao can become the largest DAO in history. It is an honor to have DAOstack be the foundation of such a promising and large DAO.

From Nicolas Muller, CEO of Talao:

DAOstack is providing us with a unique way to accelerate the emergence of our DAO. Among the different solutions, DAOstack is the only one to provide an open-source platform mixing powerful governance models and agility. DAOstack enables our communities to make fast and innovative decisions at scale. The freelancing market is booming, and we target a community of 5 million freelancing talent in the next 5 years. That’s a challenge, and DAOstack is one of the key elements to tackle it. We are thrilled to be partnering with DAOstack. Together we will create a true DAO for freelancers everywhere.”

About Talao

Talao is the first protocol and DAO for freelancing talent, giving them 100% control over their own professional data. With the Talao Reputation Vault Protocol, talent can decide who can access and how to monetize their main asset: their reputation. Leveraging the Reputation Vault Protocol, the Talao decentralized marketplace is the first platform which enables companies to find the best certified experts, which offers benefits by way of smart contract-based payments, and which allows talent to build a strong DAO-based reputation. Talao disrupts the $1,500 billion work on-demand industry by eliminating its middlemen. Further information about the Talao Protocol and Platform is available on , Medium or Twitter.

About DAOstack:

DAOstack is designed to catalyze the future of collaboration. It’s a platform for decentralized governance that enables collectives to self-organize around shared goals and values, easily and effectively. DAOstack is sometimes called an operating system for collective intelligence, or a Wordpress for DAOs. Use cases include decentralized companies, applications, funds, and markets that want to make fast and innovative decisions at scale. Learn more on the website, summary slide deck, or explainer article. Follow DAOstack on Medium or Twitter.

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