Beginning with a history on the evolution of blockchain to a comprehensive FAQ on the most burning questions, the BlockDriven Academy Master Guide is a resource made to jumpstart your understanding of today’s most relevant and rapidly developing technological advancement. The guide discusses what blockchain is, the biggest current companies that are adopting blockchain in their industry, and the careers to look out for. It even includes a bonus section of highlights from the BlockDriven Academy seminar, Blockchain Careers for All by blockchain veteran insider Peter Borovykh, where he discusses the secrets of how to both stand out when entering the space and to succeed when you’ve entered the industry.
The Master Guide provides guidance and information on how to get your career in the blockchain space started. It has advice on where to look for jobs, descriptions of and insights into various roles, a list of the hottest startups of 2020, and career advice for everyone from those who have mastered various coding languages to those who have no prior experience with blockchain technology but are looking to break in with a technical or non-technical role.
One of the biggest misconceptions about a career in blockchain is the level of technical knowledge one needs in order to acquire a position. The truth is that traditional jobs such as Product Manager and Digital Marketer are a necessity in the blockchain world. Blockchain can store and organize data, but it cannot replace a person’s ability to problem-solve and engage others. If you are looking for an exciting new career that will put the skills you have already developed to the test, a blockchain-related job can fulfill that.
Let’s use healthcare as an example. If blockchain can organize and exchange currency, then they can exchange data as well. Hospitals run on data organization. Bloodwork, weight, height, and blood pressure are just a few of the statistics regularly taken on each patient. That leaves a huge opportunity for positions in data entry, supply chain management, project management, and many more within the healthcare field.
If you’re not interested in healthcare, fear not. The Master Guide outlines how blockchain applications extend to other industries as well. The guide discusses positions in food distribution, such as product management and data entry, and jobs in retail, such as product development and marketing. The guide also explores existing positions in finance in areas such as asset management and quantitative trading. As you can see in the Master Guide, just about any industry which involves maintaining data may have a blockchain-related position.
Searching for these positions can seem intimidating, especially if you don’t know exactly what to look for or where to look. This is where the Master Guide can also provide help. It contains links to job descriptions and industry-specific statistics for careers in healthcare, finance, grocery, retail, government affairs, and more. These statistics can help you get started on your search for a new position and guide you as to what’s available.
Not only does the Master Guide cover careers but it also explores some of the latest blockchain developments that can affect the world both present and future. The Master Guide examines the IBM Food Trust which is revolutionizing the path the food supply chain takes from the farm to the store for hundreds of companies worldwide such as Walmart and Driscoll’s. It details the MiPasa project which is helping battle the coronavirus pandemic and details how banks like JP Morgan are racing to develop their own unique cryptocurrencies. Wondering what’s happening in countries around the world? No problem. Our Guide pinpoints the current happenings in blockchain worldwide such as the digitization of the Yuan in China. Whether this move by the Chinese government, partially digitizing their currency, will become the norm is yet to be seen, but it’s a very positive sign for both cryptocurrency and blockchain on the whole, as one of the largest governments on the planet is making concessions to the technology’s potential. This could lead to a very chaotic and exciting domino effect if China’s experiment catches on worldwide.
While a blockchain job seems like a faraway, difficult to pin down idea, I assure you it is not. Some of the most recognizable companies in the world have been hiring blockchain professionals at an incredible rate, even through the COVID-19 pandemic. IBM, JP Morgan, and ConsenSys are just some of the names that continue to rapidly expand their work in blockchain. If you have any experience in what these companies would consider an in-demand field for their blockchain divisions, it would be a big mistake to not alter your career path.
Blockchain knowledge is vastly underlooked in society and right now is the perfect time to get ahead of the crowd, learn something new, and succeed in this new industry shaping the world. There is so much to learn in this space, and this Guide shows you where to get started.