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Blockchain Engineers are experts in blockchain technology. This type of technology allows sharing, distribution and linking of information, specifically ledgers and financial records in digital form. With it, a team of people such as business partners or stakeholders can share business activity or financial transactions with one another no matter where they are in the world. Consequently, Blockchain Engineers are beneficial to businesses by helping to build trust through transparency and accountability.
Some specifics of the job might include developing programs for cryptocurrency payments, analyzing code artifacts, ensuring the security of applications used and conducting training sessions for those operating or working with the system. Often Blockchain Engineers are entrepreneurs or consultants working with business startups. However, along with new businesses, insurance and banking, health and governmental entities are also interested in hiring these technology experts.
To qualify for a job as a Blockchain Engineer, a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or engineering is required. Most corporations will also require a strong background in cybersecurity, programming languages and software development (specifically back-end development). Experience in finance, trade, equities and payment processes is also helpful. Advanced training in blockchain networking, smart contracts and building blockchain apps will enhance the marketability of anyone interested in this field. Other skills needed to be successful in this job include critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical ability and attention to detail.