Bitcoin expertise is currently the hottest skill in the US freelance job market. “The cryptocurrency craze is only just beginning,” reckons global freelancing platform Upwork. “Since its peak, the price [of Bitcoin] has dropped by more than 60%, but there is still demand for experts familiar with Bitcoin as many look to develop their own cryptocurrencies.”
And while enterprises are still deciding how to navigate this technology, universities of the calibre of Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have already added cryptocurrency-related courses – such as blockchain – to their course lists, Upwork points out.
Gartner included blockchain in its recent Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies as its believe the tech will disrupt entire industries long-term.