Moonlighting.com拥有75万自由职业者，并且这个数额正在增加，让该网站成为全球最大的自由职业网站。4月，该平台发布消息，将入驻EOS区块链。与此同时，Moonlighting的CEO Jeff Tennery对EOSIO特有的低交易成本和简单的账户管理操作表示赞赏。即便如此，在区块链网络上运营一间公司，尤其是像Moonlighting这样大规模的公司并非轻而易举。
Moonlighting此次迁移至EOS由EOSIO建造者Block.one、EOS VC基金联合投资人与FinLab AG共同达成。投资基金所寻求的是在EOS之上创新或考虑将其业务迁至EOS的优秀企业。而Moonlighting相信自己已经找到了完美的合作伙伴，它的核心操作可以从EOS所提供的各类服务中受惠。快速以较低成本快速获得支付的能力无论在哪都是全球求职市场极其强大的力量。
作为交易的一部分，EOS VC获得Moonlighting的股权。9月15日发布的一则录像中，Moonlighting的Ritesh Johar确认入住董事会的流程已经顺利完成。将现有业务搬迁至区块链，而非从头开始尝试建立成功的区块链特有风险企业现被认为是依靠大型加密网络最有效的方式。
When freelancing marketplace Moonlighting revealed that it was migrating to the blockchain, bringing its 750,000 users with it, the news was greeted enthusiastically in crypto quarters. The prospect of having three-quarters of a million people introduced to crypto assets presents a significant coup for proponents of all things blockchain. EOS wasn’t the only winner from Moonlighting’s move; however, a blockchain scalability startup called LiquidApps will also directly benefit. Its proprietary DAPP Network will be instrumental in keeping Moonlighting’s vRAM costs to a minimum on EOS.
Moonlighting Moves House
Moonlighting.com boasts 750,000 freelancers and growing, making it one of the largest freelancing jobs sites in the world. In April, the platform generated headlines when it announced that it would be taking up residency on the EOS blockchain. At the time, Moonlighting CEO Jeff Tennery spoke glowingly about the low transaction costs and ease of account management that are EOSIO hallmarks. Despite these attributes, operating a business – especially one as large as Moonlighting – on a blockchain network is not without its costs.
In the case of EOS, those costs are largely borne in the form of three-quarters – virtual storage which dApp developers must pay for. Due to limitations on the resources available on the network, high volume dApps can incur significant storage costs. There are a number of ways to mitigate this, and in LiquidApps, Moonlighting believes it has found a solution. The DAPP Network makes it cheaper and more efficient to create scalable applications on EOS. Its vRAM alternative storage solution mimics that provided by EOS, but with off-chain processing to keep costs to a minimum.
EOS VC Onboards the Big Shots
Moonlighting’s move to EOS was sealed by Block.one, architects of EOSIO and joint investors in the EOS VC fund, in conjunction with FinLab AG. The investment fund seeks out businesses of merit that are either innovating on EOS or considering moving their business to EOS. In Moonlighting, it believes it has found the perfect partner, whose core operations can benefit from the sort of services EOS provides. The ability to get paid quickly and at low cost, anywhere in the world, is extremely powerful in the global jobs’ marketplace.
As part of the deal, EOS VC has obtained an equity stake in Moonlighting. In a video released September 5, Moonlighting’s Ritesh Johar confirmed that the onboarding process had been successfully completed. Bringing existing businesses to the blockchain, rather than trying to grow successful blockchain-specific ventures from scratch, is now widely regarded as the more effective way to bootstrap a major crypto network.
This formula, favored by EOS, has since been emulated by blockchains such as Hedera Hashgraph. The much-hyped decentralized network will launch this week with the support of a string of major names including Boeing and IBM. Through securing enterprise support from day one, Hedera’s architects hope to demonstrate that the nascent chain is capable of competing with the bigshots, including EOS, as well as IBM’s own Hyperledger and R3’s Corda.