One of the things the mainstream media overlooks every time is the fact that this Bitcoin “revolution” is also creating a lot of new jobs, something most governments are struggling with at this point in time. Just like their “real life” counterparts, there are certain areas where more people are recruited compared to others. CryptoArticles did some digging around, and these are our conclusions.
Note from the author : There are multiple Bitcoin jobs platforms available, and for this research, we used the following sources : Coinality, Bitcoin Startup jobs on Angel.co, and BitGigs. All of these links can be found below the article.
Coinality : Full-Time Jobs for Developers
Coinality is perhaps one of the most famous Bitcoin jobs boards in the world today, and I find myself browsing their website on a regular basis. Unfortunately for me, most Bitcoin companies posting job opportunities on Coinality are based in the US, and are not too keen on employees working remotely from Europe. Then again, that also has to do with what kind of jobs they are offering of course.
And that is where Coinality truly shines, as there are a ton of full-time job listings on their platform. However, there are also quite a few freelance gigs to be found, so there is a little bit for everyone. But what kind of jobs do we see represented the most on Coinality? Despite there being various openings for all sorts of Bitcoin-related jobs, there appears to be one clear winner.
And that is : developers. Bitcoin is a very technical area of expertise, and nearly everything we do requires some form of coding.The creation of new wallets, running an exchange, integration Bitcoin payments into existing e-commerce platforms, creating a price ticker, it’s coding all the way. Furthermore, if you are a skilled coder, you might get picked up by some of the biggest companies known to date, such at BitWage, Kraken, Bitstamp or others.
If you are a coder in real life, jumping ship to the Bitcoin space can prove to be a worthy alternative. Not only will you get paid a rather handsome salary (partially or completely in Bitcoin!) , but most of the bigger companies will also offer you an equity stake. For example, this recent job posting by SnapCard offers their future employee a 0.5%-1% equity stake.
Given the fact that Bitcoin is also becoming increasingly popular in the mobile space, plenty of opportunities will arise for iOS, Android and maybe even Windows phone developers over the coming months. If mobile isn’t your strong suit however, a good Node.JS developer is always needed by someone, so you might want to focus your attention on that.
Angel.co Bitcoin Job Board – Big Companies & Startups Alike
Most of you looking for a Bitcoin job have come across this website at some point in time, as most of the jobs you apply for will be found on this platform as well. Thanks to their integration with LinkedIn, Angel.co’s Bitcoin job board makes it very easy for candidates to send in their resumés, without the need for attaching documents or photos.
What I like most about Angel.co’s Bitcoin job board is how they mix major players in the Bitcoin space with newly-founded startup companies alike. There is ample choice for everyone to find their job in the world of cryptocurrency. Do note that, just like with Coinality, most of these jobs are aimed towards skilled coders.
However, because you will also find many startups looking to hire additional staff, several marketing positions have to be filled in as well. And whereas Coinality is mostly listing US-based companies, Angel.co is more international-oriented, which brings more jobs to more people in more countries around the world.
BitGigs – Slightly Less Populated
Last but not least in our list of Bitcoin job boards is BitGigs, “A Kickass Bitcoin Job Board!”. BitGigs is slightly less populated over the last few weeks compared to both Coinality or Angel.co. Then again, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, as they still offer a few hundred open positions across a handful of different categories.
The two most represented job categories are programming (are you noticing a trend here?) and oddly enough, writing. Writing jobs range from news outlets hiring additional content creators, to translation services and transcripts in foreign languages. Other areas of expertise with job vacancies include Advertising , Technology in general, Graphics design, Fun/Bizarre and Music/Audio.