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LinkedIn Finds Blockchain Developer to Be 2018’s Most Rapidly Growing Job

Distributed Summary:

  • In 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, LinkedIn says blockchain developer hiring grew by 33x
  • Top skills required for the position include Solidity, Node.js, Ethereum and cryptocurrency
  • IBM, ConsenSys and Chainyard are top hirers for the position and SF, NY and ATL the top locations

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report released yesterday, the need for blockchain developer grew the most rapidly of any job needs in the country this year.

The professional networking social media site found that the role of blockchain developer experienced 33x growth this year.

“Using data from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph, we analyzed the roles that companies are rapidly hiring for, the skills associated with them, and the roles that have emerged over the last five years,” the report reads. “It … may not shock you that Blockchain Developer is topping the list following this year’s surge in interest around blockchain and cryptocurrency.”

LinkedIn also noted that the top skills associated with this role are fluency with Solidity and Node.js; (presumably, an understanding of how to build applications for) Ethereum and blockchain technology; and the report lists “cryptocurrency” as the final top-desired skill for the position, likely referring to skills required to develop blockchain-based tokens.

It listed IBM, ConsenSys and Chainyard as the top hirers for blockchain developers and San Francisco, New York and Atlanta as the cities where demand for blockchain developers is the highest.

2019 Investments in Crypto and Blockchain Startups at $850 Million

Source: Reuters

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Source: Gemini

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Nestlé and Carrefour to Share Product Data With Consumers Via Blockchain

Source: Nestlé

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