In the past 18 months, blockchain has leaped onto the world stage and presented itself as the next-generation solution for many of the tech sector’s most pressing problems. It’s received influential endorsements from government leaders, industry titans and ambitious entrepreneurs in an unprecedented acknowledgment of the technology’s prowess. All this enthusiasm around blockchain, as created a surging demand for blockchain-related jobs. According to Upwork, a global freelance exchange, blockchain-related skills were the most in-demand on its platform in the first quarter of 2018.
A 2017 Deloitte study found that “aspiring workers should realize that a bachelor’s degree is not all that matters to their future. In itself, a bachelor’s degree is just a piece of paper. It’s the skills — and the occupation — that matter more. When it comes to employment, that’s the real goal of education.” What the blockchain industry needs are people who are continually developing their skills, and staying up to date with the industry’s advancement. There are steps blockchain enthusiasts can take to start developing their career without having to sign up to a traditional university program or attend an expensive seminar.
- Build the basics
- Consider cyptography
- Understand distributing computing theory and application
- Maintain community management
- Forge your own path