Blockchain technology, seen by many as one of the skills of the future, has become the main skill that companies look for on LinkedIn, The Block reported Wednesday, January 15.
In a recently published employment trends report, social media researchers analyzed users "hired at the highest rates" and concluded that blockchain knowledge is now the most sought-after "cutting edge skill" by 2020 in the United States , United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia.
Overcome other promising technologies.
LinkedIn defines cutting-edge skills as those "that relate to an employee's ability to perform a specific task." They are usually skills with high professional demand, performed by highly qualified people.
Other technological skills, including those focused on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, user experience design and scientific computing, were also on LinkedIn. The blockchain was not in the 2019 LinkedIn ranking, but this year it surpassed other emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, which topped last year's list.
"Skeptics, and many others, raise concerns about the lack of standardized protocols, scalability and excessive energy use," the report said. "However, the business world is voting for their jobs, and companies seem to be saying that the potential (of blockchain technology) is worth it."
In view of giants
The report found that technology and finance giants such as IBM, Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Amazon and American Express are actively seeking blockchain-savvy candidates when hiring.
"The blockchain has emerged from the once dark world of cryptocurrencies to become a commercial problem-solving solution," the report said. "You don't have to be in financial services to look for new hires with experience and experience in the use of blockchain."
This is not the first time that something related to cryptocurrency and blockchain is presented on the social network. Earlier last year, the Coinbase exchange outperformed JP Morgan and ranked first on LinkedIn's most popular employer list.