One of the great things about technology is that it allows more people to be mobile while working. This means that they can work remotely, which saves companies a lot of time and money. In addition, there are also people that are able to adopt a freelancer lifestyle. While it might not be for everyone; there is a significant segment of the population that seems to appreciate the fact that they can set their own hours and determine how much they work. In essence, they get to be their “own boss”.
One of the most famous startups in the world, Uber, has advertised this lifestyle to its drivers to great success, and the fact that drivers can set their own hours are a big reason why the company has been able to work its way up to a valuation of over $100 billion.
The freelancer economy appears to be growing, as well. In fact, freelancers represent a significant portion of the workforce, with statistics indicating that there are 55 million freelancers in the United States alone, which represents 35% of the workforce. Jessica Alford of Morgan Stanley’s head of Global Sustainability Research stated that freelancers could even represent over “half of the nation’s workforce by 2027”, as well.
Humans.net has conducted a survey that indicates a strong percentage of these freelancers are open to being paid in crypto instead of fiat currency. Of course, many have indicated that once cryptocurrency becomes part of our daily lives – the more institutional money will flow into cryptocurrency markets. According to the survey, which quizzed over 1,000 people – 18% actually preferred cryptocurrency to fiat currency. An additional 11 percent stated that they would be open to being paid partially in crypto. That means that 29% – almost a third of freelancers – could be interested in being paid in cryptocurrency.