Matchpool: How Matchmaking Technology Can Restore Trust Between People
While the Matchpool protocol has been touted as the answer to helping participants find what they are looking for, it could, potentially, be used for other sectors too.
When it comes to meeting The One, there are various dating sites available that are attempting to help singles meet their significant other. And yet, the creator behind Matchpool, the online dating and matching platform, says that human interaction on existing dating sites is not natural.
“At the end of the day, every interaction in the world is based on trust,” Yonatan Ben Shimon, founder of Matchpool, said to Cointelegraph. “Matchpool can deal with this initial lack of trust between people today.”
In a recent Cointelegraph article, Shimon states that it’s often hard for community managers to open a niche dating site that targets a specific community. However, Matchpool is designed to change that process, making it easier for people to connect in minutes.
Ned Scott, CEO at Steemit, who has been advising the Matchpool team, told Cointelegraph that this is a new approach for doing a lot of things.
“It’s new and old at the same time,” he said. “This is how humans have got decisions since Ancient times, but with Matchpool we are only adapting it to the digital age.”
He adds that through the trust of Matchpool, two strangers trust each other because they trust the matchmaker, which in turn means the matchmaker can monetize his matches easily.
“Matchpool will do to matchmaking what amazing did to e-commerce,” Shimon adds. “It will take the cost of failure to zero and will bring a lot of diversity in.”
More than just a dating platform
Of course, while the Matchpool protocol has been touted as the answer to helping participants find what they are looking for, it could, potentially, be used for other sectors too. Namely, connecting people in recruitment and at conferences.
Scott said that he believes the Matchpool platform could become a useful tool in these areas and can be applied to all kinds of interaction between people, delivering a competent service.
“Matchpool can be used for recruitment pools and have the same efficiency as it has with romantic matchmaking,” he said.
How it works
With a platform similar to how meetup.com works, the users of Matchpool conduct their own invite-only pools including only those who have common interests to themselves. Once a pool has been created, a user can set their business model, which means they can ask for a subscription or entrance fee. Shimon states that everyone who has a network can open a pool and make introductions.
Scott adds that the creation of a pool could be used for every meetup or recruitment event. Once a fee has been paid you gain access to pertinent information such as the location it’s at, the hour it’s taking place and what to expect. This also gives people more incentive to attend events when they have paid a fee for the information.
“I think it can be much more efficient than LinkedIn because it utilizes real human connection and not algorithm recommendation,” Scott said.