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Rise in demand for Blockchain Talent and how to grab this Opportunity!By Amit Dudani | April 6, 2018, 7:02 a.m. GMT
Have you read this blog by my colleague where he narrates how his supervisor asked him not to write about how Blockchain will change the world? It is obvious it will. So, I am not going to talk about it. (I share the supervisor after all.)
Big players have joined the bandwagon- IBM, American Express, Goldman Sachs and many others- and are working on projects that are live or will go live soon. VC funding and investment in Blockchain was as high as $300 million in the first half of 2016 and over the years, almost over $1 billion has been poured into various Blockchain startups. Both the start-ups and the large companies need Blockchain talent to be able to visualize and execute on these projects.
How many colleges and universities teach Blockchain? Zero. Nil. Nada. Zilch. So, there is demand but there is little supply. As a result, we are witnessing a huge shortage of skilled Blockchain developers. A report says, towards the end of 2016 there were only 250 Blockchain development experts around the world. You do not need to a Nobel laureate in Economics to guess what happens to the price of a good when the demand far exceeds the supply. This gap in demand and supply has allowed Blockchain talent to command greater salary for their skills. A Wall Street report says that Blockchain developers were even offered hefty salary packages of up to $250,000 by some large financial institutions.
Blockchain Courses: A ray of hope
Private universities and private companies have taken the charge and are now offering a range of Blockchain courses. These courses can involve a mix of multimedia courses and classroom teaching. The price varies, with some of the online content being free, while some academies providing 8-week courses for as high as $10,000. Prominent institutions such as MIT, Stanford, and Princeton are offering courses, with topics ranging from Blockchain fundamentals to smart contracts and even how to develop apps on the Blockchain. IBM also has some courses about private Blockchain networks development on Bluemix as well as coding for Smart Contracts.
According to a report by a bitcoin pioneer, an experienced Blockchain professional with a proper certification can net over $200,000 USD in annual income.
Learn Blockchain Development with Blockchain Semantics
As a leader in creating and certifying Blockchain talent in the market, Blockchain Semantics has developed courses that help both students and professionals gain an in-depth and greater understanding of the technology and provide them excellent opportunities in the job market. Blockchain Semantics right now have three courses run by industry leaders and experts. These courses are tailored to give aspirants practical skills helpful for their careers.
Introduction to Blockchain and Bitcoin
This Course helps students get a thorough understanding of the basics of Blockchain, giving them a solid foundation that they can build careers upon, then move to advanced knowledge, teaching them how they can implement Blockchain technology in real-life use-cases.
This course is ideal for:
• Employees who would like to use Blockchain technology in their work
• Students who wish to implement Blockchain in their projects
• Investors who want a greater understanding of the industry
• Entrepreneurs who see an opportunity for business in this technology
• Product managers
• Industry leader Consultants
Course for developing decentralized applications on Ethereum using solidity.
The series of lectures in this course will take you through the basics of the Ethereum Blockchain and its EVM architecture and as this course ends, you will feel empowered writing DApps on Ethereum using Solidity. You will be able to make your very own smart contracts and deploy it successfully over the Ethereum Blockchain Network.
This course is regularly updated keeping in mind the developments happening on core Ethereum network itself. It takes a step-by-step approach to teaching students how to build their decentralized apps. It also includes one-on-one live doubt clearing sessions for aspirants to clear all of their doubts.
By the end of the course, students will:
• Learn fundamental Ethereum Blockchain concepts, terminologies, and basic functionality to build and deploy smart contracts on the Ethereum network.
• Identify ways in which smart contracts made on Ethereum Blockchain can be used to provide a more sophisticated alternative to traditional contracts by developing a more robust, secure and faster system.
• Write smart contracts using Solidity.
• Build end-to-end distributed applications on Ethereum.
• Use Decentralized applications to replicate popular use cases like:
Land Registry system
Trade Finance applications
Supply chain system
Initial Coin offerings for tokens developed using ERC-20 token standards
Cryptocurrencies have gained the attention of investors. There has been a lot of investment in cryptocurrency. And people are making money out of it. For example, if you would have invested in Bitcoin in January 2017, now it would have been 12 times your investment. There are several other cryptocurrencies which have grown 100 times and THAT’s HUGE! One of the examples is Dash. Cryptocurrency market is highly volatile, its prices rise and drops very quickly.
There have been many questions about which cryptocurrencies to buy, when to buy and sell, how to invest in ICOs and is mining profitable? This course answers all the questions that one needs to know before investing in cryptocurrencies. This course is designed for the beginners who have no investing knowledge in the crypto world.
In this course, you will understand:
- What is Blockchain and how it works
- What is cryptocurrency, altcoins
- What are the top cryptocurrencies
- What is the risk involved in the crypto world
- How to analyze the market and make a profit
- How to invest in ICOs and mining
- How to research and find good cryptocurrencies to invest
This is the best time to start learning
Blockchain Technology is still in its cocoon. The time to start will soon end. You need to start before it does.