Innovation, career opportunities, memes: Top 10 reasons to learn blockchain
The world of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies is fascinating, but it can also be quite intimidating, especially to newcomers. However, there are plenty of reasons for you to learn blockchain, especially if you’re already a coder. Here are 10 of them.
Be at the forefront of the next tech revolution
If you want to be an innovator and feel like you’re inventing something new on a daily basis, blockchain is the right career path for you. The technology is evolving at a break-neck pace and the blockchain space is a buzzing hive of development activity. There is so much more to be done here and there’s always a new big idea around the corner.
Never a dull moment!
Related to the previous point, working in the blockchain space you’ll get to solve interesting and challenging problems on a regular basis. Blockchain development is very dynamic and with all the innovation happening in the space, you’re guaranteed to always have new things to learn and discover and new cool problems to solve.
A burgeoning sector
Blockchain and DLT is one of the fastest growing technology sectors today. Interest in blockchain technology is on the rise, especially when it comes to the enterprise sector. For example, Deloitte’s 2021 Global Blockchain Survey showed that most FSI (financial services industry) leaders participating in the poll agreed strongly or to some degree that their organizations would lose competitive advantage if they failed to adopt blockchain and digital assets. This is an indication that the sector has a bright future ahead of it, which also means plentiful opportunities for a long and successful career for dedicated coders.
Opens many doors
With businesses already hurrying to take advantage of blockchain technology, the need for in-house blockchain dev teams is set to grow. Blockchain has already shown that it has the potential to disrupt various sectors, so being well versed in the technology could land you a job at an industry-leading company.
High demand for skilled professionals
The growing interest in blockchain technology inevitably translates to higher demand for blockchain specialists. According to a LinkedIn survey, in 2020, blockchain was the most in-demand hard skill in the US, the UK, France, Germany and Australia. Blockchain topped other technical skills such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and scientific computing.
A thriving sector and high demand for highly skilled professionals usually mean very competitive remuneration and blockchain is not an exception. Data from multiple job recruiter websites shows that blockchain roles are among the highest paying tech jobs, with average annual salaries of upwards of $100,000 in the US. The States are the highest paying market, but what’s cool about the blockchain industry is that, like other tech sectors, it provides ample opportunities for remote work. This is another instance in which we can say that blockchain is truly borderless.
Awesome dev community
At its core, blockchain is open source and this has set the blockchain community on the path of unprecedented industry-wide cooperation. The blockchain dev community is a fascinating melting pot of brilliant people and ideas, innovation, creativity, knowledge and, of course, memes! And because everyone is working, in their own way, for the success of the industry as a whole, the community is generally friendly and supportive. It really is a cool place to be.
Be in the know
With every new crypto boom the case for investing in the space becomes stronger. Innovative products and services like DeFi protocols and NFTs are further boosting investing interest in the sector. Most of that interest comes from outsiders to the industry and being a part of the sector is not a requirement for investment success. However, having knowledge about blockchain technology and the latest developments in the space can really help you to identify major new trends, as well as blockchain projects worth investing in.
It’s fun in the metaverse
We already mentioned the memes, but the fun in ‘blockchainland’ doesn’t stop there. Working in that space, you may get to contribute to the development of the multiverse, which could become the next big thing in gaming. The metaverse is not one singular project, rather, it’s the result of many separate projects contributing – knowingly or unknowingly – to a virtual universe. It’s a shared digital space for digital assets and blockchain games and players to coexist and make cool things happen. In a sense, if you own an NFT (non-fungible token) you’re already a denizen of the metaverse.
Lastly, we want to point you to the upcoming launch of Lime Academy’s first season on blockchain development. Over the course of our eight-module program, you’ll have the chance to learn from some of the most skilled blockchain developers in the world. By participating in the program, you’ll get a chance to gain a significant head start in your development as a blockchain professional. There’s truly no better time to start learning blockchain than now!