about us

Scope Personnel has been placing candidates around the world since 2015. Based in Liverpool UK, we cut our teeth filling Data Science roles in New York. And we’ve only continued to broaden our experience of digital markets. Then we took the leap of faith into Crypto...


Freddie Potter


Michael Deakin

Michael Kong

Michael Deakin at Off The Chain has been an amazing person to work with. He has been diligent, friendly, and easy to communicate with. He has recommended several developers to us over past few years, and many of those developers continue to work at Fantom. He understood the requirements for new hires we were looking for and would source us candidates, even when those requirements were quite strict

Ian Friend

I am thrilled to share my outstanding experience with Off The Chain as a web3 recruiter for Ferrum. Their expertise in sourcing exceptional talent for both technical and marketing roles has been unparalleled. Their responsiveness is commendable, consistently presenting candidates not easily found on the open market.

Furthermore, we've referred Off The Chains services to numerous incubated projects, and the feedback has been nothing short of incredible. They have become an integral part of our value offering, enabling us to provide our incubated projects with unique and invaluable recruitment support. Off The Chains's contributions have been instrumental in shaping the success of our company and the projects we nurture. Without a doubt, their recruitment prowess is unmatched, making them an indispensable asset to Ferrum and beyond.

Chief of Staff

I am delighted to provide this testimonial on behalf of Off The Chain, the outstanding tech recruitment company that has been instrumental in our recent success at Forj. Throughout our partnership with OTC, we have experienced unparalleled professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to finding the best talent for our organization.

From the outset, we were facing the challenging task of filling crucial senior technical roles, including the pivotal position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Recognizing the criticality of these roles for our company's growth and development, we decided to collaborate with Scope.

Working with Off The Chain has been an absolute pleasure. Their team's approach was not just efficient but also highly personable. Right from the initial discussions, it was evident that they were determined to understand our unique company culture, values, and the specific requirements of each role. This attention to detail and their ability to grasp our organization's DNA played a pivotal role in ensuring that only the most suitable candidates were presented to us.

What truly set Off The Chain apart was the depth of their expertise in the tech industry. Their understanding of the latest trends, market dynamics, and the specific skill sets required for each role was evident throughout the recruitment process. This level of knowledge instilled confidence in us, as we knew that we were in the hands of experts who were capable of identifying the perfect matches for our technical positions.

Thanks to the efforts of Off The Chain, our onboarding process for the new hires was incredibly smooth. The candidates that joined our team through their assistance were well-prepared and aligned with our company's vision. This seamless integration into our organization has undoubtedly contributed to a great start for our new team members and has positively impacted our overall productivity.

Tannr Allard
Director of Engineering

Michael's service at Off the Chain has been second to none. Throughout my career, I've had to interact with a multitude of recruiters and Michael stands out from the rest as an exceptional person & professional. In fact, I've worked with him on both sides: as a client and as a candidate. He has a gift for connecting with people and truly *understanding* what it is that a person wants of a role and what a team needs out of a candidate. That, combined with his work ethic, loyalty, passion & thoroughness gives me full confidence in recommending him to anybody looking to take the next step in their career as well as anybody looking to grow their team.

Daniel Stockhaus

Working alongside Michael at Off The Chain has been an incredibly positive and valuable experience for Polkastarter. Michael's availability and responsiveness have been outstanding. He possesses unparalleled connections to the finest Web3 talent, always matching our specific criteria. It's evident that Michael has delved deep into the world of Web3, comprehending its technical intricacies and the challenges Web3 businesses face in scaling their teams. His transparency and honesty make him a trustworthy partner, and without hesitation, I highly recommend anyone seeking Michael's services to give him a chance – you won't be disappointed.

Bobby Evans

I have worked with Freddie for just on two years. He has helped recruit some of the best talent in the space for our business, and more importantly he is an amazing person. I look forward to continuing working with him in the future.

Alan Kong 

Deax is the partner you want by your side when it comes to Web3 recruitment! 

Typically, you see much churn in recruiters, so the industry experience or knowledge is low. However, Deax is fully committed to the blockchain industry so he understands the needs of developers, marketers, etc, from both an employer and employee perspective. 

Trust, network, and hustle are other characteristics you'd want in a recruiter. Deax embodies it all.

the bitcoin rabbit hole

During that time, founders Michael and Freddie went down the “bitcoin rabbit hole” immediately converts, and fascinated by the entire space, it was a bold decision that the company followed suit. We were keen to grow the space and invest in its success, so we decided to change the focus of our organisation and go all in on Crypto and Blockchain Recruitment - we have never looked back.

While we're are not experienced in coding or able to build our own protocols, we did have a skill set that the industry was missing. As such, we began to recruit in the crypto space.

We work tirelessly to create a symbiotic relationship with the sector at large, we’re now wholly ingrained within the community and do everything we can to assist the businesses taking the industry forward.

Today we have 15 consultants

Each of whom are invested in the market and have demonstrated passion and creativity when it comes to supporting companies like yours.

Much like the sector itself, our team is growing. By the end of 2022, we are forecasted to double in size.
The aim? To help crypto make the same level of progress.