From less than $1 USD in 2009 to over $11,000 USD as of this writing, Bitcoin has far surpassed the expectations of the early adopters and has greatly changed the minds of skeptics. With so much money being pumped into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, entrepreneurs are flocking to create new businesses which in turn have boosted the amount of tech related vacancies being posted on listings such as LinkedIn and Upwork.
“CNBC recently reported on the increasing trend of students from elite business school transition towards exploring career opportunity in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The article states that popular freelancing platform Upwork witnessed blockchain-related skills become the second most rapidly growing sector on the website during the third quarter of 2017. Upwork is also reported to have seen a 2,625% increase in the number of freelancer billings for work relating to the blockchain industry when compared with 2016. The article also states that Stanford University plans to launch a detailed course covering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.”
Linkedin Reports a More Than 500% Increase in the Listing of Skills Pertinent to Cryptocurrency
“The majority of the job listings pertaining to the cryptocurrency industry on Linkedin are for the software industry – with Bloomberg reporting that such comprises approximately 70% of all crypto-related listings. Crypto-based positions in the software industry are continuing to proliferate, with the number of such listings in the software industry comprising a 460% larger share of total listings in the sector than three years ago.”
If you head on over to Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations you’ll see a list of approximately 1324 cryptocurrency tokens as of this writing, a huge majority of which are tokens that will most certainly not be successful, but a handful of them are real businesses all created on the Blockchain technology that makes Bitcoin so valuable today.
If you are a programmer hoping to land a sweet IT job in the near future, it seems like a no-brainer to add some cryptocurrency related skill to your resume.