Opolis Receives MakerDAO Development Grant to Bring Dai Payments to Employment Ecosystem
Today Opolis is excited to announce that we have received a development grant from MakerDAO, the creator of the world’s first decentralized stablecoin. The grant will allow us to bring Dai payment integrations to Opolis’ employment platform, further powering our plans for the future of the self-sovereign worker. The terms of the grant will allow Opolis’ members to stake Guild membership in Dai, will ensure Opolis’ platform can process Dai payments, and will give companies and workers the choice to pay and be paid in Dai. Members will have the opportunity to be paid in other cryptocurrencies as well, but MakerDAO’s Dai is Opolis’ first foray into a stablecoin payment integration.
Features of Opolis’ Dai Integration
Through membership with one of Opolis’ Guilds, or Decentralized Employment Organizations (DEOs), freelancers, creatives, consultants and gig workers can access the same high quality benefits and services as full-time workers while remaining independent. Opolis will offer health insurance, cryptocurrency and traditional retirement plans, tax compliance automation and more to Guild members.
So what will our MakerDAO collaboration mean for you? As a Guild member, you’ll be able to:
- Stake health insurance deposits, other elected benefits and DEO membership in Dai;
- Elect to be paid in Dai or a percentage of Dai;
- Have automated tax compliance completed for $USD, Dai or other cryptocurrency payments;
- Pay for benefits and services including healthcare, retirement, social causes and more with Dai.
Our team is excited to be able to offer these services. As Opolis founder John Paller said recently about this announcement, “Our partnership with MakerDAO has been in the works for some time. We collectively believe that the adoption of Dai in an employment and payroll ecosystem is paramount to widespread adoption of decentralized finance as employee payrolls represent the economic engine of the world.”
When Can I Become a Guild Member?
Opolis Guild membership will open November 1, 2019, to coincide with U.S. Open Enrollment for health insurance. Right now, you can sign-up to get information on Opolis’ launch, and to sweeten the deal, we’re giving away one year of free Opolis services to 10 winners and one year of free healthcare to 1 grand prize winner for those who sign-up to learn more before November 1.
Still want to learn more? Read our Off-White Paper for free here.
Opolis is building a next generation employment ecosystem for the self-sovereign worker. A technological and legal framework which is user-driven and network-based and operates as a public utility infrastructure for employment. With Opolis, users are able to become members of Decentralized Employment Organizations (DEOs) where they can access group benefits and other services together. This ecosystem, which Opolis calls The Employment Commons, allows freelancers and gig workers everywhere to access the same health benefits, life and disability insurance, and other services that only corporate employees have had access to traditionally. Visit opolis.co.
MakerDAO is a decentralized organization dedicated to bringing stability to the crypto economy. MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai eliminates volatility through an autonomous system of smart contracts, specifically designed to respond to market dynamics. Launched in 2017, Dai has successfully maintained a soft peg to the US dollar. With a presence on numerous cryptocurrency exchanges, multiple partnerships with global supply chain companies, and agreements with organizations serving non-government agencies, MakerDAO is unlocking the power of the blockchain to deliver on the promise of economic empowerment today. Visit makerdao.com.