The employment-oriented online platform LinkedIn reports that many companies are in increasing demand for employees with experience in cryptocurrencies or blockchain technology.
According to a report from the LinkedIn editor on Wednesday, Devin Banerjee, Data from the platform’s Economic Graph team shows that job vacancies in the US that included terms like “blockchain” or “cryptocurrencies” rose 615% compared to August 2020. The data shows that while many jobs at companies already focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology contributed to this surge, traditional financial institution JP Morgan was among the top employers for roles in the digital asset space.
The LinkedIn team added that financial services companies are expected to hire more than three times as many people with digital asset experience as they did in 2015. JP Morgan’s job openings through July included positions focused on its global blockchain development efforts: blockchain-focused software developers, engineers, marketers and accountants. The company posted more than 30 jobs for its operations on US soil in a single week.
“The possibilities in digital assets are numerous”, called Roman Regelmann, the Bank of New York Mellon. “Now we can attract talent in a completely different way.”
Other large companies that are not directly involved in cryptocurrencies or finance have also advertised positions related to the crypto space. In February, the leading online retailer Amazon announced that it was looking for a software development manager in Mexico to help launch a “new paid product”. In May, Apple announced that it was favoring someone with experience in “alternative payment providers” (including cryptocurrencies) for a position as business development manager.