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As we have spoken about previously on this blog ( here! & here! ) finding great talent is tough at the best of the times, but finding great blockchain talent is super difficult right now. Blockchain & DLT is being explored by hundreds of start ups and major organisations around the world as we speak.  To develop a good distributed system you first need an A-Player developer. These are the ones who understand workflows...
The blockchain community is growing fast, and as mentioned in our previous post , is seriously lacking in the talent department. This post focuses on effective strategies and opportunities to solve this talent shortage. In our research, the main issue is a lack of education or practical knowledge of blockchain technology and a diverse workforce is needed to close the skills gap. So how can you get involved? Here is a list of top...
In today's blog post, we revisit our concerns about blockchain and cryptocurrencies’ skills shortage and see how the situation has changed since we first blogged about it in October 2016 ( read our previous blog post here ).   Described by Altcointoday.com as “the war on talent”, the blockchain skills shortage is real, people.  Let's face it, this niche field is growing rapidly, and if there isn't a...
This week we are travelling around the world of finance and technology. Starting with a new bitcoin initiative from India, new blockchain regulations from Switzerland and London is being touted as the leader in the FinTech industry, swiftly followed by Singapore and New York. So buckle up and let’s begin! Indian bitcoin exchange launches new mobile wallet app. The release of Unocoin comes 2 months after the company raised...
Today we are showcasing why you should want to work for Gem - a company that builds blockchain operating systems with projects in healthcare, supply chain management, and insurance. Fancy working with a vibrant, enthusiastic and tech-obsessed bunch? Then look no further!   Location Based in beautiful Los Angeles, California , the Gem office is modern with an open floor plan just one block from the Venice Beach...
Following on from our blog post ‘ What Does a Great Blockchain Developer Look Like? ’, this week we will cover how to hire a good blockchain developer. Here are our tips for the interview process, what to look for in their CV and how to advertise your blockchain role effectively. Don’t scare people with your job spec It can be tempting to use your job spec to filter out candidates. You will often see ‘only...
Happy Monday! It’s time to kick start your week with all things blockchain-related, so grab your coffee and get ready for some serious tech knowledge. Today we’ve got Walmart using blockchain to avoid rotten purchases, a blockchain competition sponsored by US Department of Health, 9 blockchain firms accepted into to the UK Financial Conduct Agency sandbox scheme and increased scrutiny for US voting system. Let’s get...
Blockchain development is currently being explored by organisations across the globe, from 100-year-old banks to fledgling start-ups . Knowing how to identify the best person for the role can be tricky, so we have outlined some factors that can help sort the mediocre from the absolutely incredible.   Reputation First and foremost, great developers have great reputations.  If you meet a potential superstar developer,...
Welcome to the start of a brand new week! Today we recap the most exciting news that happened over the weekend so you can get start your Monday on the best note possible. Today’s topics include a report from Deutsche Bank which says blockchain will be mainstream in six years, a Singaporean bank uses blockchain for inter-bank transfers for the first time, FinTech start-up company Nimbrix announces the launch of an asset management...
This week marks the start of a new weekly feature on blocktribe, where we will be showcasing just how amazing our job posters are. For our inaugural post, we are kicking things off with Gatecoin - a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets. So without further ado, here is why you should want to work for Gatecoin…...
After a weekend of fireworks and bonfires (if you aren’t from the UK it was Guy Fawkes Night was on the 5 th ) it is time to get back into it with our weekend round up! Today we have a free blockchain social event in London, Chinese regulation cause bitcoin freefall, an advertising game-changer and a breakthrough Thai bank.   -          Attend the free Blockchain: Money social...
As I spoke about in our previous blog post , people who want to work in the blockchain sector would be wise to think seriously about taking a course that specialises in the tools and languages that are most prevalent in the community. Having something like this in your back pocket can set you apart from the rest of the pack and it will equip you with the skills you need to work in this ever evolving field. The below list covers all...