Irony Alert: JP Morgan Tops Ethereum Studio ConsenSys with Most Blockchain Job Openings
]amie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase is known for his infamous criticism of bitcoin but the banker is a firm believer in blockchain technology. | Source: REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
Others who topped the list are Deloitte and IBM (unsurprisingly). The rest of the top 10 companies with blockchain jobs (or jobs in the cryptocurrency sector) is as follows:
For the most part, these companies are not surprising. What is surprising is that ConsenSys, the most significant player in the Ethereum space by a long shot, is last on the list. JP Morgan was a few rungs above ConsenSys.
Blockchain Jobs Up Over 4000% Since 2016
The number of blockchain jobs per million listings on Indeed.com has increased by over 4,000% since February 2016. Job searches in the industry have increased by over 500% in the same period. Still, many blockchain jobs remain open for long periods, due to an overall shortage of actual blockchain development experience.
Accenture is a global consulting firm. Why they’re hiring so heavily in blockchain remains to be understood, but Conduent is a shoot-off from Xerox formed in 2017. Xerox along with IBM has long attempted to pioneer in new technological industries, occasionally with great success. Xerox’s PARC laboratory was ahead of Apple in creating the graphical user interface.
JPMorgan is among the biggest corporate giants offering speclaized blockchain-centric jobs. Source: Shutterstock