👩❤️👩 Perfect Match: Hiring a Partner in Crime (or 🏴☠️ Crypto)
How to find the ONE among 10B people? If the chosen 1 must be physical and onsite, let’s have AI ∩ Crypto help to improve the 10^10 odd among the hyperlocal social network. A pin on the map.
But none matters if they lack the activation energy to bond away. Speed dating is key – or, an introduction with your glowing bio by the TGI host; or, giving a keynote talk at cerebral events; or, a century old way of in vino veritas.
Fluid employments are alright, too, from 3-month trial conversion to 3-year vesting. Yet, recruiters (matchmakers!) can earn daily onchain royalties instead of fees upfront. All is fair in the market: 30% take rates, 90-day cliff, performance bonus split. Open AI bots fully solve the Principal-Agent problem on trust and incentive alignments.
But zero-knowledge proofs are the magic, allowing salary disclosure and job preferences in multi-rounds and verifying reputation without leaks. Aren’t humans and time the ultimate nonfungibles seeking for a harmonious match? Rank me up already! A marketplace with SELL orders like your years of experience, academic degree, skill keywords. Then, BUY orders like my office location, salary range, job keywords.
🌊 To Yearn for the Vast and Endless…
We are a Day-1 startup. Blockchains are becoming the foundation of the global economy, yet their adoption is at only 1%. That means that you as a pioneer and developer are shaping the future with 10X impact. Harmony is a community-driven project, a network with hundreds of applications, and a team wearing crazy ambitions on their sleeves. Because the invincible summer awaits!
For engineers, we value your deep understanding of how bytes work. You are a tool maker, a system hacker, and a math nerd all in ONE. Your typical day involves prototyping a top-conference research paper, debugging and profiling in hexdecimal, or writing updates to coordinate asynchronouly with tens of engineers in the open. Building a blockchain is like jumping off the cliff while assembling the plane engine on the fly – but, if you can thrive in chaos, why NOT?
For creatives, we approve your obsession with user experience. You are a product designer, a brand manager, and an industry analyst all in ONE. Your typical day involves studying what delights and what hurts through hard metrics, writing long-form narratives on the why's and the do's, or scrumming tasks for a product launch to iterate with millions of users. Building a community is like sharing your blue heart while keeping the culture alive for decades – but, if this is your dream of 50 years, start NOW?
Harmony is experimenting with radical incentives. We aim to onboard many builders and creatives in coming months. How to be capturing everyone's initial enthusiasm while making progress despite coordination inertia?
Whether in startups or DAO – salary negotiations, performance reviews, time commitments are easily the hardest things among humans. Can self-assessed base salary, public timesheets and deliverable reviews, dispute resolutions like quits and kicks, retroactive peer bonus help scale many more development-focused DAOs?
Harmony offers the most generous pays to onboard anyone who is qualified and aligned with our mission. Our culture values productivity over activity – or, more importantly, values meanings of our work making impacts in people's lives rather than work hours. Builders in DAOs as the future of work prefer fluid committment, exploring multiple opportunties and producing work upon passion of the moment. So, we set the maximum productive hours at per week for at-will contributors.
👨👩👧👦 Lovers, customers, coworkers, investors
Talent reputation (Linkedin) 875M members, $6B recruiter revenue, $5B ads revenue, $26.2B acqusition ($60.7 per user), versus Github’s 94M users & $1B annual revenue. (BrianTrust’s Q3, Handshake on colleges, Marketplace economic wealth, LinkedIn’s pitch deck, Github’s 10 years)
LinkedIn Revenue increased $5.7 billion or 12% driven by growth in Intelligent Cloud and Productivity and Business Processes; increased $768 million or 26% driven by our Talent Solutions and Marketing Solutions businesses.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (author of “The Little Prince”)
Celui-là tissera des toiles, l’autre dans la forêt par l’éclair de sa hache couchera l’arbre. L’autre, encore, forgera des clous, et il en sera quelque part qui observeront les étoiles afin d’apprendre à gouverner. Et tous cependant ne seront qu’un. Créer le navire ce n’est point tisser les toiles, forger les clous, lire les astres, mais bien donner le goût de la mer qui est un, et à la lumière duquel il n’est plus rien qui soit contradictoire mais communauté dans l’amour. – “Citadelle” (“The Wisdom of the Sands”), 1948.
「如果你想造一艘船， 不要號召你的工人去收集木頭，發號命令， 然後分配工作。 反之，要教給他們對無邊無際的大海的渴望。」聖修伯里 (小王子, 海闊天空)
(Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. - Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer)
💍 Your Match, not Market
Emin Gün Sirer: What's the hardest lesson you learned through the Ethereum experience?
Vitalik Buterin: People are harder to tightly coordinate in small groups than I expected. You can't just get everyone to sit around in a circle, see each other's inherent goodness and get along, especially when huge incentive conflicts are at play.
💌 A Love Letter to The ONEs Who Build
i used to work for big tech companies. i used to rely on banks for my money. i also used to build ONLY what i was told possible. but how to make the world radically fair, or even create wealth together in harmony.
this seems to be a dilemma — scaling trust without government, a fully open platform without attacks, or reaching consensus with thousands of people in seconds. actually, a TRILEMMA if you are counting without off-by-one.
but i saw the 10x social changes in the last decade. i studied cryptography which is indistinguishable from magic. builders around me now all share their code, their development, their dreams in public!
why do people isolate within one’s own island of governance? a walled garden of assets and collectibles? is it possible to embrace each other and build bridges, singing in harmony?
the oracle says otherwise; it looks like you are waiting for your next life to make things happen.
however, an anonymous coder did build a trillion dollar network to be the store of value; a 21-year kid launched an infinite machine and a global community of dreamers. YOU just need to bring the research to production, build tools across boundaries, and make real impacts in people’s lives.
this invincible summer (in the midst of winter, within me) is proving the point: clubs of people with small identity toward common goods, immutable ledgers of your life moments, radical ownership with self-imposed tax, fair rewards with quadratic votes… also, of course, billions of trades daily in open marketplaces without middlemen or gatekeepers.
the one percent of us already knows, the consensus is not evenly distributed yet.
we have built shards that horizontally and uniformly scale, secured stakes that delegate and slash rewards in a chained record, even a wallet without passwords or hardware.
now, it’s your choice to show your skills and creativity.
know thyself, being the ONE is just like being in love. the best way to live in the world you love is to build it.”
On a Sunday in March, Jeff and Sanjay met for a hike outside Cupertino. The path was a six-mile loop that climbed through dense forests. Jeff led the way. In the woods, they reminisced about how quickly Google had grown. Sanjay recalled how, during the company’s first growth spurt, a plumber had installed two toilets in a single stall in the men’s bathroom. “I remember Jeff’s comment,” he said. “ ‘Two heads are better than one!’ ” He laughed. (The Friendship That Made Google Huge. Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company — and the Internet.)
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🏮 Look in Vain, Dimly Lantern Light
東風夜放花千樹。更吹落、星如雨... 眾里尋他千百度。驀然回首，那人卻在，燈火闌珊處。The east wind at night has flowered a thousand trees Bringing showers of glowing stars down streets... Tens of thousands of rounds for one I’ve been searching Only on a glance cast backward do I behold There she is, where lights are burning so low!
(Or: One night's east wind adorns a thousand trees with flowers And blows down stars in showers... I look for her in vain When all at once I turn my head I find her there where lantern light is dimly shed.) – 辛弃疾《青玉案·元夕》
🪄 All in ONE: Maker, Hacker, Nerd
Harmony is an open and fast blockchain. We are building a Web3 platform for generative AI and machine learning. Developers use onchain tokens for micro-payments, smart contracts for market pricing, and zero-knowledge proofs for data privacy.
Develop voice + text chatbots as Telegram web clients with crypto payments.
Deploy and optimize Stable Diffusion models from Civit AI or Hugging Face.
Sustain a blockchain with high security, scalability and decentralization.
Operate a network of 1000 nodes and $500M assets in open development.
Bachelor degree in computer science – specializing in kernel, compilers, or security.
3 to 5 years of working experience including 1 year of startup experience.
5 days full-time in office (Palo Alto, CA) and off-hour emergency.
Exceptional communication and people skills.