Blockchain-powered freelancers marketplace Moonlighting is set to migrate its 700,000 user accounts to Eos (EOS) developer Block.one’s Eos.io protocol. The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 11.
Moonlighting’s move comes as part of a new strategic partnership with Block.one’s venture capital fund Eos VC Fund and fintech incubator and VC fund FinLab AG. A joint venture between the two funds, FinLab Eos VC Fund, led a $5 million investment round to back Moonlighting’s move to the Eos blockchain and grow its user base, Coindesk further reports.
The press release specifies that the new partnership will see Moonlighting incorporate Eos.io — a blockchain protocol designed to support decentralized apps (DApps) at scale — into its existing Blockchain Profile Management System.
In using the Eos.io protocol, Moonlighting user profiles will reportedly preserve key hiring data such as reviews, referrals and endorsements, as well as verification of users’ qualifications.
The Eos-powered blockchain profiles will also support Moonlighting’s mobile management tool set, which enables freelancers to generate proposals, invoices and mobile payments.