A new concept that has become extremely popular in business over the recent years is the sharing economy. Apps, companies and services like Uber and AirBnb have become the poster children of the sharing economy, and have connected millions of people. However, while there are a lot of options out there where people share “things” with one another, there aren’t a ton of options when it comes to sharing information with one another.
If you really think about it, how we receive our information hasn’t really changed in quite a while. Every day, hundreds of millions of people browse the internet via search engines to find out the information that they want, and that method has been active since the internet became popular. While it’s fine, it is by no means perfect.
Well, one company and platform thinks it is time for a change and that there is a better way to access information. They are called Vanywhere and this article will introduce you to what they are, what the platform does, how it works and much more.
What is Vanywhere?
Vanywhere is a blockchain-based skill-sharing platform that connects those who are seeking a certain skill, with those who have them. This gives you personalized and unique results that you simply cannot get from searching Google or another search engine. All interactions within the platform will take place via a 1 on one video, voice and chat. There are also some freelancers within the platform that will be able to do offline gigs as well.
So for example, if you want some help with cooking a specific meal or want some feedback on your unique outfit before a big date, Vanywhere will be able to connect you with an expert who will know exactly what to do to help. It is a new and unique business model that allows for peer-to-peer transactions with low commissions. Those who need some help will pay for the service, and those who are in possession of the desirable skills can make some money by helping people out.
The roots of the concept for this platform came about in late 2015 and by the start of 2017, the team was already doing product testing. They were live in the App Store and ran a pilot all about providing support for Apple products. They found that there are well over a million Google searches for help and support with Apple products. They recruited some enthusiasts to become “Skillers” and launched a support campaign. It was a success and proved that people do indeed want and value the service that Vanywhere providers.
How Does Vanywhere Work?
The process of how Vanywhere actually works is quite easy, and we will break it down, step-by-step:
- The first step is that a person will need to find a Skiller that meets your needs and can help answer your question.
- The next step is to choose how you want to connect with that person. It can be a voice chat, a video chat or a simple text chat.
- Next up, you will get an instant response to your questions and concerns.
- From there, you will seamlessly, quickly and easily be able to transfer payment by using their own unique utility token (more on that later).
- You will then be able to leave a rating and review how good your Skiller was able to help answer your question or help you out.
While anyone can apply to be a Skiller, that doesn’t mean everyone will be accepted. You can fill out an application, and the Vanywhere community is actually the group that will judge your application and see if you would be a valuable addition. Once accepted, Skillers are able to set their own rates and can earn tips as well.
Also, there are a few different levels and types of Skillers. Everyday Skillers are regular people with an extraordinary skill, whether that be about sports knowledge, musical knowledge or anything else. The next type of Skiller is an Influencer Skiller, which are social media influencers with a lot of loyal followers. Vanywhere allows them to connect with their fans and followers on a one-on-one basis and gives them a new and unique revenue channel. Lastly, you have the Professional Skillers, who are trained professionals or freelancers and are currently using other services to make money from their expertise.
If you want to learn more about Vanywhere, be sure to check out their whitepaper, which is jam-packed full of solid information.
The VANY Token and ICO
Vanywhere features a utility token that is used to pay for the services within the platform, as well as being the method of payment for the Skillers. The platform wouldn’t be able to run without the token (which is called VANY).
The platform has a token sale that is beginning on June 30th 2018 and will end on July 29th 2018, and there is currently a pre-ICO going on for a few more days. The total distribution for the token is that 50% will go to the public in the ICO, 23% will be retained by the company, 13% will stay with the team and the final 14% will go to bounty and advisors.
The Team at Vanywhere
The team at Vanywhere has been working for several years to bring their vision to the masses. The team is led by CEO and Founder Remi Shechter, COO and Founder Itay Shechter and COO Gilad Menashe. Remi Shechter has a long history of working in the digital advertising industry and has led and founded many different companies. Itay Shechter has a lot of experience in management and building projects, while also being a crypto investor and enthusiast. Menashe has decades of experience working with web applications, internet technologies and has managed several teams over the years.
In conclusion, Vanywhere has the potential to change the way people access and use information on the internet. While it is still quite early for Vanywhere, it is definitely an exciting idea and their vision is sound. There are always people looking for specific answers to their specific concerns, and Vanywhere will be there to help.