TechnologyI’m Nick Macario, CEO of Remote.com and Dock.io, an Ethereum based protocol for a professional network. AMA
Jan 12th 2018 by nickmacario • 19 Questions • 184 Points
I’ve built multiple platforms in the in the professional networking space, which each grew to millions of users . I’m currently the CEO of Remote.com which is one of the largest job networks in the world for remote work, with over 2.5 million users. I have lived and breathed this space.
The consistent problem I’ve encountered has been that centralized data controls the professional industry. Despite being the creator and contributor of your professional data(resume/cv, network, reviews), these hard earned efforts are now confined to one platform, as it is not possible to transfer this data and value.
I am passionate about the future of work, and believe there are much better ways of doing things than current industry standards. This is the reason I co-founded dock.io, an Ethereum based protocol that will decentralize user data by giving them complete control and ownership of their data.
I’ll be answering questions starting at 12pm EST to about 2pm EST.Edit:
Alright I’m off! But thanks for being awesome. I'll try to check back in and answer questions as they come. If you’d like to learn more about dock, feel free to join any of our communities below: Telegram Subreddit Facebook
Do you actually think you are solving a real problem, or just trying to cash in on the easy ICO money?
I do! We are solving a very real problem. Centralized platforms (even Reddit) control your data.
Why shouldn't you be able to take your Reddit karma or history to another platform --- why does Reddit own all the time and effort you have put in to building that Karma?
One small example of tens of thousands of centralized platforms. Nearly every consumer facing app owns and controls your information.
Thanks for the answer.
Do you think there are going to be websites that are not compatible with how the Dock app works? Because transferring data in an easy and fast way will be really useful.
We are going to make it easy for apps to be compatible. The larger we grow the more eager they will be to get involved and join the ecosystem.
Very cool project!
What got you interested in Crypto? & Why do you think its a better environment than just building something like a "google sign-in" application, that is focused on remote data transfer?
I've been personally passionate about crypto and blockchain for some time and I've been involved in other crypto projects through my network.
The crypto community works together to help each other build a better future. You don't see the same with traditional startups, not anywhere near the same extent anyway.
Google sign in is extremely limited. You can only import minimal data - Google is also a centralized power that can change rules and processes at any time.
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More traveling - a strange thing to say for the CEO of Remote.com.
I’ve been heads down for several years building companies and haven’t done enough traveling, but that will change sometime in the future :)