How this user-owned talent network is disrupting the staffing industry

Episode 22 of Season 5 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Freelance Labs Founder & CEO Adam Jackson.

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Adam Jackson is the Founder and CEO of Freelance Labs — the development company behind the user-owned talent network, BrainTrust.

In this episode, Jackson explains how decentralization helps BrainTrust operate more efficiently than traditional staffing firms and how recent tech layoffs have impacted the crypto job market.

During this episode, Chaparro and Jackson also discuss:

  • Why contractors are in high demand
  • How token models bootstrap growth
  • The role of VCs in web3

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