Empowering Decentralized Freelancing with Support from the Filecoin Foundation

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2 min readSep 13


We are delighted to announce a significant achievement by the UniversalDot Foundation, made possible by a Filecoin Foundation grant. This milestone signifies a pivotal stride towards realizing our vision of establishing a decentralized ecosystem that empowers freelancers through cutting-edge decentralized technology.

Project Overview:

The UniversalDot Foundation is dedicated to revolutionizing the freelance landscape through a visionary solution. Our ambitious project revolves around creating a decentralized freelancing application (dApp), designed to streamline task management and empower freelancers to collaboratively form geographically dispersed organizations.

In the initial phase of our collaboration with the Filecoin Foundation, we have successfully laid the groundwork for this transformative dApp. By utilizing the IPFS technology stack, we’ve achieved the following key milestones:

  1. Decentralized File Storage: Large files can now be stored in IPFS and retrieved via CID (Content Identifiers). This significantly reduces storage per node.
  2. Completely Dockerized Solution: The complete dockerized stack allows the dApp to run on any platform. This increases the portability and scalability of the application itself.
  3. Ansible Deployment: Ansible simplifies IT automation, configuration management, and application deployment by enabling the orchestration of tasks across multiple servers.

By harnessing the capabilities of the Substrate and IPFS framework, we’ve harnessed blockchain’s potential to build a secure, transparent, and efficient platform. This pioneering approach lays the foundation for an ecosystem where freelancers can operate with autonomy and trust, unshackled by conventional centralized systems.

Receiving this grant signifies the commencement of our journey toward crafting a decentralized internet that empowers individuals to collectively shape their destiny. We envisage a world where every individual can exercise their fundamental rights, including the freedom to define their identity and participate in open association.

For an in-depth insight into our project’s progress and to actively engage with our development endeavors, please visit our official GitHub repository here.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Filecoin Foundation for their support through this grant. With this milestone reached, we are invigorated and fully committed to realizing the dApp’s immense potential and contributing to the broader decentralization movement.

As we forge ahead, innovating and collaborating, we welcome like-minded visionaries and enthusiasts to join us on this transformative expedition toward a decentralized future.

For queries and updates, please feel free to contact us at info@universaldot.foundation.

Learn more about Filecoin Foundation by visiting their website, and stay up to date with the latest developments by following them @filfoundation.

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