July 20, 2021

Top Remote Working Tools for Blockchain Professionals

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Since the very beginning, the crypto workspace has primarily been remote.

The collaborative nature of the industry, global talent pool, and passionate community from all over the world lends itself naturally to projects with people in many locations.

Of course, all of this collaboration is facilitated by one of the core benefits of blockchain technology: transferring value digitally in an easy, cheap, and secure way.

As a result, crypto companies are able to hire talented people located anywhere and pay them in a way that all parties involved know is fair and verifiable.

In many aspects, blockchain was ahead of the curve from the rest of the software industry, in harnessing the benefits of remote work and blockchain-based payments.

In this blog, we’ll review some of the best tools to coordinate remote work for various careers in the blockchain space.

Virtual Meetings and Scheduling

Remote work usually means dealing with team members in different time zones.

This can be very tricky, especially when team members are in more than one continent.

Everyone has to learn their GMT or UTC time, how to convert it, and mutually agree on a single date, which can lead to confusion.

Here are some tools that can help solve these problems.

1) 10to8

One of the best scheduling software tools out there, 10to8 handles the entire process.

Your team can organize meetings, recurring meetings, interviews, and all of the needs of any department.

Additionally, it automatically adjusts different time zones and updates a time zone if a team member moves to a new location.

2) Calendly

A web-based scheduling app, Calendly works mainly as a way to allow one-on-one virtual meetings or interviews.

From it, a person can choose a specific available time and share their calendar with others.

Then, other parties can see the open dates and automatically pick a time to organize the virtual meeting, which makes it ideal for HR departments.

3) Meetingbird

The one-stop app for all your scheduling needs, Meetingbird is one of the leaders of the market.

From this one app, team leaders can schedule single meetings, recurring meetings, interviews, presentations. All are automatically integrated with the user’s calendar of choice including Google, Microsoft, or iOS calendars.

Video Conferencing

Remote work also requires a lot of video time so people can talk, and generally organize their workflow.

It is also a crucial aspect of the industry, and many Apps have come about to fill this demand.

1) Zoom

Popular before the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has now catapulted to success during it.

A complete solution for video conferencing, Zoom also allows remote control of a computer for those times that require developer teams to correct certain lines directly via the Zoom app.

2) Unremote

A platform that not only allows for video conferencing, but also casual interaction.

Unremote looks to create common virtual workspaces where people are able to meet and interact while remote working. It has had success with the model in a relatively short time.

3) Skype

Perhaps the original remote video conferencing tool, Skype remains popular with many people.

It has been around for the longest and many are very familiar with the tool.

It has all of the basic necessary functionalities including the ability to record podcasts and enjoys brand recognition.

Workspace Messaging Apps

Our final category is collaborative chat spaces or messaging apps tailored for workspaces.

They are the anchor of the entire remote workspace, as most people prefer to write a few messages rather than go on many calls.

Most of the options listed here include both voice and video capabilities, but are mainly used as workplace messaging apps.

1) Slack

Slack is perhaps the most widely used messaging app in a professional setting.

The platform allows for the creation of multiple channels, conversation archiving, integration with Trello and other productivity apps in its ecosystem, providing a comprehensive digital workplace environment.

2) Discord

A messaging app that was first popular in the gaming world, Discord has migrated to the work setting and especially to crypto.

This is because it can double as a community building tool, and as a messaging app for the team.

Many crypto projects have Discords to engage their community first, and use it on the side as a coordination tool.

3) Odin Chat

Now for those looking for something more experimental and blockchain-based, Odin Chat is the answer.

Besides all the functionalities offered by traditional messaging apps, Odin Chat encrypts all communications via its blockchain network.

The result is levels of security not seen by centralized platforms.

Join EMURGO and Contact Us for More Info

Blockchain is growing at an exponential rate in every single industry with demand exceeding supply in many areas.

At EMURGO, we embrace remote working and are also looking for highly motivated and excellent candidates to fulfill our open job positions to continue to help develop Yoroi Wallet and the Cardano ecosystem.

Utilizing some of the tools mentioned above, you will be an integral part of onboarding more users to Yoroi and enterprises to EMURGO Trace.

As a founding entity of the Cardano network and a global emerging technologies company, EMURGO is well positioned to provide a comprehensive set of services for enterprises wanting to implement green blockchain technology into their verticals.

Already in live production with Indonesian coffee processors to track sustainably farmed coffee beans, EMURGO Trace is a platform that can be used to develop frameworks appropriate for your business and utilize Cardano’s greener PoS blockchain technology.

To also begin exploring the solutions blockchain can bring to your business or project, please contact info@emurgo.io for more information.


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