Building Blocks Technologies Proprietary

"Blockchain Opportunity Analysis"

Is Seeking

Revenue-Sharing Collaborators!!!

"Blockchain Opportunity Analysis" is a project spear-headed by Building Blocks Technologies which seeks to generate revenue while at the same time, providing a service to the emergent blockchain community.

The focus of the project is to produce an interactive visualization of the blockchain space, where data and statistics can be explored to reveal a picture of the opportunities available in this domain.  Revenue is generated by selling community-specific ad space (Phase 2)  and, eventually, by hosting job listings natively (Phase 3).  Competition in this niche space is currently very low and demand is projected to increase throughout 2021 and beyond as Blockchain technology continues to gain momentum around the world.

The data to back the visualization is collected, analyzed and databased.  The source of the data is job postings (Phase 1), whitepapers, patent applications, and blockchain-focused company websites (Phases 2 and 3).

The project has a phased approach to launch. The initial "data specific" (BackEnd) tasks for Phase 1, the static design for the public-facing website is complete and most of the static front end has been built.   Building Blocks Technologies is now seeking revenue-sharing partners to finish building out and launching Phases 2 and 3, with opportunity to follow on for the more advanced phases.

The Team will be broken into 3 major components.  The individual or entity that takes responsibility for a major component will be entitled to 1/3 of the revenue for the current phase.  The individual or entity may, at their discretion, further divide their share to others to ensure their responsibilities are completed. 

Building Blocks Technologies will be responsible for the Back End.  The other 2 major components, which are broadly Front-End & Business, are the components for which we seek collaborators.

Broad Summary of Responsibilities and Revenue-Sharing Distributions:

  • BackEnd:

    • Data Collection, ML/NLP/NER/DataAnalytics, Elastic Search (or Algolia) Index, Search & Retrieval

    • Responsible Party:  Building Blocks Technologies

    • Revenue Share:  1/3

  • FrontEnd:

    • Research, Design, Build (including  Database Integration)

    • Responsible Party:   Building Blocks And TBD

    • Revenue Share: 1/3

  • Business/Product:

    • Research, Marketing, Sales, Product "ownership" and vision

    • Responsible Party: OPEN!

    • Revenue Share: 1/3

Phase I -- Q1 2021

  • Initial data collection from various job postings (Done)

  • ML and NLP to separate meaningful data from Noise (Done)

  • NER (named entity recognition) to extract desired tokens such as "CompanyName", "Position", etc (Done)

  • Data Analytics to compute statistics, accounting for duplicates, stemming, synonyms, etc (Done)

  • Index into Elastic Search database (Done)

  • Finalize data cleanup and verify statistical accuracy (Done)

  • Development to support search and retrieval in accordance with final front-end design/implementation

  • Market research for Visualization Design (Done)  Click to see whiteboard of research!

  • Initial UX Design and initial static Prototype (Done)  Click to check out the prototype!  

  • Finalize Design to include "hovering", "drill down" and maybe filtering + Query from Jobs database Click to see the Prototype! 

  • Build out static front end (Done.  https://blockopps.io)

Phase 2 -- Q2 2021

  • Build out interactive front end

    • Hook into ES or Algolia Database ​

  • Expand data collection beyond the Phase 1 job postings to crunchbase, blockchain-focused company websites, DeFi prime, Dapps Radar, and Crypto-Careers

  • UX design for native job postings:  

    • A way for clients to add their job posting information​

    • Payment

    • Account

    • (Contact to advertise)

  • Secure Business / Marketing / Sales / Product partner​:

    • ​Solidify overall product vision; short-term, med-term and long-term goals/vision
      • "Community Advertising" vision and approach​
      • ladder.to model -- newsletter with paid sponsors?
      • Vision/design/approach for native job postings
      • Realistic revenue goals and predictions
    • Secure paid advertisements from the Blockchain community (projects that are looking to hire, projects that are looking to increase their community footprint, places offering paid courses for blockchain developers, etc).

    • SEO keywords + other Marketing to drive users to the site

    • Blog post or other marketing media at launch

    • Initial Twitter presence?

    • Get attention / support from Crypto influencers (Julien, etc)

 Phase 3 -- Q3 2021

  • Expand the site to host job listings natively

  • Add Advanced Analytics to track trends and provide other interesting insights

  • Expand data collection to include whitepapers and patent applications

  • Expand business model to include consistent Twitter (or other...) social media presence

  • Collect statistics on site visitors/demographics, etc

  • Expand community outreach to grow "newsletter" distribution

Examples of Potential

Revenue from Job Postings

The following table gives a partial list of websites that currently host blockchain-related job postings. 

CryptocurrencyJobs is listed at the top of the table and is likely the biggest direct competitor.  They have a few features to their website, but they don't have the data analysis/analytics or interactive visualization that this Blockchain Opportunity Analysis project will have, which should drive traffic to our offering.

LinkedIn is the number one in volume and it is guessed that our project could syphon some of their Blockchain-focused clients.

Include.io is a good example of a well known Blockchain company (Coinbase) investing in job postings on a niche job board.

https://blockchainjobseeker.com/ --> This is not included in the table below but is mentioned here for reference.  This site provides some basic search capabilities.  It re-directs the actual job postings, mostly to LinkedIn but also some to blocktribe, etc.  All of the postings are listed as "1 month ago".  Looks as though someone abandoned this project.  On this link, there is evidence that at some point, they were charging for the job postings:  https://blockchainjobseeker.com/terms

https://crypto-job.com/jobs --> has only about 150 listings, but they are somewhat different.  They don't list their pricing info, so its not clear what they charge, but it appears that the site itself tries to match candidates with jobs, complete doing the first round of interviews.  It looks as though they have been in business for 2 years.

https://cryptojobs.com/ --> looks as though these guys came on the scene early on but they don't have much recent activity.  It's not clear how they generated revenue. 

https://startup.jobs/  --> $399/posting + some add ons.  61 Blockchain jobs.

https://opolist.opolis.co/opps/  --> Free.  They only have a handful of postings, but probably will be ramping up.  

https://www.crypto-careers.com/products  --> They have about 1000 job postings with prices from $100 up for 30 days. They offer a little more than just job postings.  They list about 350 companies.