Why learn about Blockchain?
Cutting Edge Technology
Blockchain technology is developing at a rapid pace, but despite its modern prominence, very few people know about the technology’s capabilities beyond cryptocurrencies. The technology is changing many existing industries and its introduction was supposedly motivated by the 2008 global financial crash.
Since its practical introduction, the technology has disrupted whole industries: according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on blockchain technology is expected to reach $11.7 billion in 2022.4 It is therefore vital to develop a familiarity with the technology. Explore its diverse applications across cybersecurity, government services, entertainment and the financial sector, and the ways it’s already disrupted multiple industries, in our Blockchain Essentials Course.
Earn a Higher Salary
Even a basic blockchain certification course can boost your pay. Software engineering salaries are boosted 20 percent for understanding how crypto works. Blockchain engineers are the highest paid software engineers, making on average between $150,000 and $175,000 annually, according to Hired. The average software engineer without Blockchain training, meanwhile, makes $137k. Those who continue to climb the education ladder to the position of Blockchain research scientist are being offered $270,000.
#1 Most Needed Skill by Companies in 2020
Blockchain is one of the highest in-demand, candidate-short industries. But the demand doesn’t just apply to developers, there is a strong demand for industry knowledge across the board: receptionists, shipping clerks, security guards, stock brokers, and marketers.
"Demand for blockchain engineers has increased by 400 percent since late 2017 on Hired, a firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates."