Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin see’s a future where the market is a reality reinforced by “more projects, implementations and companies demanding blockchain than there are engineers available to work on them.”
According to techcrunch.com demand for blockchain talent “is off the charts” right now. With 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer, these jobs are the second-fastest growing in the US labour market.
“Requests for on-demand blockchain talent are skyrocketing. Last year, freelance talent marketplace Upwork saw blockchain rise to the fastest-growing skill out of more than 5,000 skills in terms of freelancer billings — a year-over-year increase of more than 35,000 percent.”
Jobs in demand include ICO advisory services, engineering projects and overall blockchain consultancy.
The most popular blockchain development languages and knowledge areas currently include:
· Hyperledger Fabric implementation, an open-source enterprise blockchain framework.
· Ripple development, a payment protocol used for distributed processes for remittances, payments and exchanges.
· Smart contract development, with a concentration around Solidity, a smart-contract programming language for Ethereum Virtual Machine.
Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin is quoted as saying that “core developers and researchers should be employed by multiple companies or organizations…[and]…the knowledge of the technical considerations behind protocol upgrades must be democratized, so that more people can feel comfortable participating in research discussions and criticizing protocol changes.”
He see’s a future where the market is a reality reinforced by “more projects, implementations and companies demanding blockchain than there are engineers available to work on them.”
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