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Bitcoin related jobs emerging as one of the top trends on international recruitment sites

Bitcoin related jobs emerging as one of the top trends on international recruitment sites

Despite the rise of robots potentially taking over 50% or more of the world’s jobs over the next decade, the advent of cryptocurrencies are spawning new industries that are now requiring innovators to build the platforms and technologies of the future using the Blockchain.¬† And according to a trend forecast on the international job recruiting site Freelance.con, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency based jobs are high on their list of openings.

Jobs connected to cryptocurrencies have become the fastest expanding category on the international recruitment platform in the third quarter this year.

The number of Bitcoin-related positions has increased 82 percent, according to Freelancer‚Äôs regular report, which tracks top trends in online jobs based on website listings. Most of the employers are searching for people with skills in managing an initial coin offering ‚Äď a relatively new way of raising money for start-ups.

‚ÄúPeople are getting freelancers to design new types of cryptocurrencies,‚Ä̬†said Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie as quoted by CNBC.

The companies are also interested in employees able to make plans for technologies employing blockchain – a ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions, linked and secured by cryptography. The employees are also seeking professionals to create new digital currencies.

The sector related to cryptography saw a 59 percent growth in the number of listings in the third quarter, according to the report. ‚ÄstRussia Today

Following the 2008 financial crisis, jobs in the banking and financial sectors soared as central banks pumped endless amounts of money into the system to try to re-energize the bubbles that burst nine years ago.  But with the advent of the Blockchain, and the rise of tokenization in the digital sphere, a new industry is rising that could one day take over banking and finance and this will require new technologies created by programmers rather than from brokers.

Like the marijuana industry, Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are in their infant stages, and to grow they will require new workers focused on these specific industries, where even today job opportunities are abound for those ready to transition into the emerging paradigm.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for The Daily Economist,,, and Viral Liberty, and hosts the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.



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