The blockchain is a shark area that begins to be serious about recruitment. If you are a developer who is craving something new, then there are plenty of options.
The term blockchain appears more often. It is still quite unclear how technology will be used on the broad front, but many are convinced that it will be a key to successful digitization in many contexts.
What is the blockchain actually? In short, it can be said that it is about secure (encrypted) distributed transactions or distributed accounting. And it should be possible to use it. Perhaps the most obvious example is managing payments.
As often as new IT solutions win land, developers need to create operational solutions. But where are they going to work?
Computerworld UK provides examples of five types of employers:
1. Startup companies and consortia
Many want to try their luck in this new hot area, and they need developers. An example of such a company is Ripplenet. Since it is about an inefficient technology, some companies also come together to develop standards, often in the form of consortia like R3 that work with standards in the financial sector. Even they need developers.
2. Major technology companies
IBM and Microsoft are hanging out, like Oracle, SAP, and HPE. In particular, they try to build blockchain features into their existing cloud services.
Banks and other companies in the financial sector are naturally joining the blockchain. Secondly, not to be swayed by completely new financial solutions, partly to be creative themselves.
There are many possible applications for public organizations. One discussed in the UK is to handle student loans.
5. Consulting company
All major, broad consulting companies are building blockchain teams, not least to be able to advise their customers. This often happens through acquisitions. Examples of the global are Deloitte, PWC, and Capgemini.