Zinc & DREAM Announce Partnership
Zinc & DREAM announce partnership with the common goal of making decentralised work identities a reality.
Two blockchain startups have come together to give the developer community control of their professional reputations and ultimately build a blockchain-based CV. To this end, DREAM and Zinc have agreed to share identity and reputation data to in pursuit of the shared goal of creating the decentralised identity.
Zinc uses peer-to-peer proofs and work references to collect skills data and turn proven work histories into a blockchain based CV that belongs to the user, not a third party platform. DREAM is underpinned by open blockchain reputation system and uses AI to scope projects and bring together teams of freelancers to work on blockchain initiatives across every sector.
As a result of this partnership, users of Zinc will be able to take their proven and validated professional credentials, such as work references, validated skills and university records onto the DREAM ecosystem to demonstrate their viability. Advisors and freelancers working through DREAM will be able to take their achievements to Zinc for validation and so create a blockchain-based and portable CV.
“With visions for the future of work and decentralised identity that align, it’s a natural partnership for us, both companies believe freelancers should retain complete ownership of their reputation and work identity,” said Luke Shipley, Zinc Co-founder. “We see DREAM as a positive contribution to the community. Like us, DREAM believes in open systems, eradicating silos and providing free flowing information. Together we can really help bring about the decentralised identity.”
The whole team has a combined goal of pushing forward open and standardised reputation systems.
“We have attracted a deep pool of highly-vetted, experienced blockchain experts on to our DREAM platform who have worked on thousands of projects world-wide,” said Richard Foster, DREAM founder and CEO. “Thanks to this partnership we can bring trust and credibility to every team hire — the client can see exactly who they are working with and trust in their work from day one, and freelancers can build their reputation with every project.”
DREAM and Zinc were brought together through long term open source developer and mutual advisor Fabian Vogelsteller, author of Ethereum’s Mist browser and the Ethereum Wallet. Working with Vitalik Buterin he proposed the ERC20 token standard, and identity standard ERC725.
“I wholeheartedly encourage collaboration within the community and the different platforms. Open identity and reputation systems are essential to give back control to the user, increase trust and transparency for everybody. Users should be able to take their data everywhere, and outlive any platform” concluded Vogelsteller.