Electroneum launches zero fee offer on freelance platform AnyTask to benefit freelancers and small businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Electroneum launches zero fee offer on freelance platform AnyTask to benefit freelancers and small businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Award-winning British crypto project Electroneum has removed the 5% surcharge on all purchases on AnyTask, the fairest freelance platform in the world as it is always free to sellers of tasks.

"The offer will be in place until the global COVID-19 pandemic is under control," Electroneum CEO and Founder Richard Ells announced. "We aim to provide all those working from home with a way to supplement their income amid the global health crisis."

Mr. Ells and his team launched Electroneum in November 2017 as a global mobile instant payment cryptocurrency aimed at helping end financial exclusion in a world where over 1.7 billion people are unbanked and hundreds of millions more live trapped within a cycle of poverty.

"For the first time ever, there is a freelance marketplace that does not require sellers of digital tasks to have a bank account and does not charge fees to those offering their skills in the global digital economy," he added.

AnyTask's soft launch has been an enormous success. Since that launch on 13 February and as of 23 March, nearly 165,000 people have signed onto the platform. Nearly 65,000 have signed on as sellers, and there are currently just under 2,500 tasks listed on AnyTask.

"There are many sellers on AnyTask that have demonstrated amazing digital skills," Richard Ells said. "On average, tasks on our freelance platform are five times less expensive than on any other online marketplace."

Electroneum's CEO spoke of one of many freelancers on AnyTask who would not otherwise have access to the global digital economy. One seller, in particular, is unbanked and disabled. He has expressed how excited he is because he has already sold several tasks, giving him hope for a better life.

Mr. Ells also said that "those businesses and individuals that work with freelancers have the opportunity to purchase high-quality digital tasks at very low prices." He added that these entities could, at the same time, help people who struggle to find work because they either don't have a bank account, are unemployed, or struggle to find employment locally because they are disabled."

 The UK-based cryptocurrency startup recently received City AM's Sustainability and Social Impact Crypto Award for its focus on helping people in developing countries.

 

About Electroneum

Having attracted nearly 4 million registered users in just under three years, award-winning Electroneum is making great strides toward becoming a top 10 crypto in usability as just over 1,900 merchants, and service providers in over 170 countries around the world accept ETN as payment. More than 2.6 million app downloads have taken place. Approximately 175,000 mobile top-ups and more than 296,000 app-to-app transfers have taken place with ETN by our Electroneum users. AnyTask is Electroneum's global freelance platform and has seen over 444,600 people register to the website as either buyers or sellers, with over 6,050 tasks listed. AnyTask does not charge freelancers any fees or commissions, and unlike all other leading freelance platforms that take up two weeks to get freelancers paid, it takes minutes to get paid after the buyer approves a task. Electroneum is one of the world's first fully KYC/AML compliant cryptocurrency. It is also one of the few blockchain networks that are insusceptible to a 51% attack. It is the greenest cryptocurrency in existence and the only one to have launched its very own affordable US$40 smartphone designed for the needs of people in developing regions. It is currently the only cryptocurrency that has a direct collaborative agreement with two mobile network operators. It is presently the only crypto that works with NGOs as their trusted blockchain transaction validators. And the only cryptocurrency to allow for an in-depth examination for publication, and verification for public knowledge. Check out ETN Everywhere and ETN Donate.