The number of jobs related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have skyrocketed, according to data from several job listing websites.
While crypto searches more than doubled on Indeed.com in the past year, US job postings with “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain” as keywords were up over 600% on LinkedIn. Additionally, growth in paid listing at CryptocurrencyJobs.co increased nearly 1,500% since last year.
“Everyone is hiring right now”
Daniel Adler, founder of CryptocurrencyJobs.co, provided some insight into the growth that’s occurred. He noted that some teams who were looking to double at the beginning of the year already have. Some are even looking to grow further, making the market highly competitive. Adler says the current trend is the strongest since he founded Cryptocurrency Jobs in 2017. “Everyone is hiring right now across roles,” Adler said.
Adler elaborated on some of the most popular roles offered on his platform. For example, he emphasized that the Ethereum ecosystem provided the most opportunities. This is due to it being the base layer for decentralized finance projects, which have driven a spate of hirings on the crypto jobs platform. Adler also highlighted Solana as contributing to the demand.
Although cryptocurrency exchanges, such as Kraken and Coinbase, have naturally bolstered their headcount, more traditional companies are on the lookout as well. According to LinkedIn, these include firms such as Accenture, KPMG, JPMorgan Chase and PayPal, the latter of whom now offers crypto trading to its US & UK customers.
“You’ll also find more non-crypto companies looking for crypto talent,” Adler said. “This is in contrast to previous years when demand for crypto talent was (almost only) limited to crypto startups.”
Talent from all walks of life
According to Adler, employers are not only offering competitive salaries and bonuses but, unique to the industry, also an allocation of tokens. These perks and decentralized nature of the industry have drawn talent from all walks of life.
“You will find former high school teachers, financial services professionals from Wall Street, college dropouts, lawyers, academics, folks straight out of college, from across tech and industry,” Adler said. “The other great thing about crypto is that it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Silicon Valley, India or Nigeria, or what your background and credentials are.”
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