Why do you need to sell your skills
The marketable skill market has been gaining momentum in recent months, with a number of blockchain and smart contract startups vying for the attention of businesses, and the blockchain ecosystem’s increasing focus on building on the blockchain’s potential as a payment solution.
The blockchain marketability skills segment has grown to include nearly a dozen blockchain companies and more than 1,000 accredited professionals.
According to market data provider Coinmarketcap, the marketable market value of these blockchain companies is estimated at $17.5 billion, with many of the companies operating in the $5 billion-plus category.
Marketability skills is a valuable, yet challenging market, as the value of blockchain knowledge is tied to the blockchain platform’s ability to facilitate, enforce, and enforce the blockchain, according to marketer and blockchain entrepreneur, Adam B. Tromberg.
“There’s a real need for a skill set that’s going to translate to a blockchain platform, and it has a lot of potential to be used in this sector,” Tromburg told CoinMarketcap.
Tromberg has been in the blockchain industry for more than five years, working with the Blockchain Alliance to develop blockchain applications for the financial sector.
He explained that the marketability skill market requires both the skills and the expertise of the blockchain company itself, with both being key factors.
In an interview with Business Insider, Tromberger explained that there is a lot more to the market than just the technology, which is a huge challenge.
For example, he noted that blockchain companies are typically run as open source projects, and many of them are owned by non-profits and charities.
That could lead to a lack of transparency, he said.
As well, Tomberg said blockchain companies often fail to reach out to the public in a timely fashion.
A blockchain company could have an internal platform that is used by millions of people, but that platform is rarely shared.
This could result in blockchain companies failing to reach their audience and potential clients, he explained.
Moreover, Tumberg said the blockchain skill market is more competitive than it was even a few years ago.
He noted that there are more blockchain companies on the market today than there were five years ago, with companies such as Chain, ERC20, EtherDelta, and Ledger X showing increasing market value.
However, a marketcap of $17 billion in the market in 2017 may not sound like a lot, especially compared to the $10.3 billion marketcap for the last five years.
Tumberger pointed out that blockchain firms are still finding ways to get out in front of the market.
According to the latest Blockchain Census data, there are roughly 500 blockchain companies listed on the leading blockchain platform in the United States, and there are approximately 1,300 accredited blockchain professionals, according a report from research firm Gartner.
Blockchain is also growing in popularity, and more blockchain developers are finding their way into the blockchain market.
According the report, blockchain developers made up 13.3% of the U.S. workforce in 2017, and about 17% of those developers are blockchain developers.
In the same year, the blockchain tech industry was valued at $1.5 trillion, with the market cap of blockchain-based businesses at $12.5.
Brett L. Hart, CEO of blockchain startup Blockchain Analytics, told CoinDesk that the blockchain skills market is poised to continue to grow, with blockchain talent reaching new heights.
When asked how the blockchain talent market is positioned in the future, Hart noted that the ability to quickly adapt to the technology is critical.
“With blockchain, you can have a large team of developers and then a few months later, you’ve got a much smaller team of programmers,” he said, adding that blockchain is a much more efficient way of moving data and making it accessible.
“It makes sense that companies would move into this space.”
The growth in blockchain talent is likely due in large part to the fact that the technology has matured, Hart explained.
“You can leverage the technology to deliver real-world applications and deliver real business value, which has the potential to drive the growth in the skills segment,” he added.
At the same time, blockchain companies need to be able to communicate with their clients and potential customers to ensure they are in the right place, Hart added.
“In order to get to this next level, you have to be communicating with your clients and your customers are looking for a blockchain-powered solution to get paid,” he explained, adding, “You need to get in front and have an answer.”
Blockchains aren’t the only industry-wide skill shortage in the marketplace, however.
Many blockchain companies also lack the resources to educate their employees about the blockchain.
Hart explained that blockchain talent often needs to be trained outside of the organization, as they often aren’t able to be fully immersed