Blockchain engineers and blockchain application operators have been recognized as official professions in China
According to tech news outlet Abacus, blockchain engineers and blockchain application operators have been recognized as official professions in China.
The most recent batch of new work presented by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) also includes live transmitters and 3D printer operators.
To keep up with rapid technological development, China continues to expand its profession classification.
The revised version of the China Occupation Reference Book, which was first published in 1999 with 1,838 titles, was republished in 2015 with a series of new additions.
Last year, the MHRSS recognized 13 new jobs created by various disruptive industries such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.
These jobs generally receive more support from the Chinese government, so they must be approved by experts and the general public before making the cut.
Blockchain, not cryptocurrencies
As reported by Crypto report, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that blockchain was a national strategy in October 2019.
The adoption of the technology that supports Bitcoin caused a new wave of enthusiasm towards cryptocurrencies in China and beyond its borders.
However, this frenzy quickly dissipated as soon as it became clear that China was not going to focus and support Bitcoin, which has been banned there since September 2017.