Business executives, managers, IT specialists and professionals within a wide range of fields are increasingly recognizing the potential of blockchain technologies to revolutionize the way they do business. Knowing how blockchain technology can serve your business and fast track your career is essential to keeping up with changes in business technologies. 

Blockchain Jobs and New Career Opportunities

There is almost no industry that will not be impacted by the turn towards blockchain technologies. Industries, governments, businesses, start-ups, tech firms and the financial services sector are increasingly investing in blockchain technologies. The many advantages of blockchain technologies including enhanced security, transparency and cost savings mean that those with knowledge of blockchain fundamentals have a significant advantage over their competitors. 

Blockchain related jobs are growing quickly. Blockchain jobs range widely from engineering and product and platform development to financial and legal services. New career opportunities reliant on blockchain technologies include jobs in advertising and marketing, infrastructure and software engineering, gaming and application development, finance and cryptocurrencies management and trading. 

Some of the highest paid positions reliant on blockchain certification include blockchain developers, security engineers, product managers and legal consultants. The average blockchain developer salary is $150,000/year while those with more experience can earn over $230,000 per annum.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

The advent of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has opened new avenues for investment and profit. NFTs are essentially a one-of-a-kind asset. Non-fungible means that these assets are unique and cannot be replaced or replicated. Like other digital assets, these tokens can be bought and sold between parties. The digital token is akin to a certification of ownership and because these records of ownership are contained on the blockchain, the certificate of ownership is verifiable and cannot be forged.

NFT assets can include anything from digital art, music and videos, car titles and property deeds to collectibles and Gifs. Earlier this year, an animated Gif of Nyan Cat, a meme from 2011, sold for over $500,000.  According to Forbes, it is estimated that $174 million has been spent on NFTs since November 2017 alone.

NFTs allow for artists and others to monetize their wares. Royalties can be pre-programmed into the sale to ensure some of the profits of future sales go back to the original artist. The right investments in NFTs have the potential to generate record resale profits and understanding how NFTs work is a part of understanding the future of blockchain technologies. 

Success Stories and Young Entrepreneurs

Blockchain experts and enthusiasts are becoming some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. In the December 2020 issue of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, 11 of the entrepreneurs were blockchain and Bitcoin leaders

These young entrepreneurs included crypto-fund managers like Soona Amhaz, the 27 year old founder of Volt Capital as well as Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of Alameda Research, a crypto-trading firm that manages an estimated 2.5 billion in assets. Co-founder of Layer1Technologies, Alexander Liegl, runs a crypto-mining outfit that utilizes wind power in Texas to turn this energy into Bitcoin’s digital gold. 

Aside from these highly successful, young entrepreneurs, many others are finding new ways to harness blockchain technologies to their advantage. Those seeking to enhance their marketability and grow their business have turned to blockchain technology certification as a means of gaining the credentials needed for success. 

Foundational Technologies Institute (FTI)

Blockchain certification is now becoming a requirement in many industries. Online educational content and courses are now offered by even the most prestigious institutes. 

There are many courses to choose from, each covering a wide array of content to help you better understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology. Yet, with the wide variety of online course offerings, knowing how to discern which courses will give you the most value for your money and ensure the credentials mean something can be a challenge.

The Foundational Technologies Institute (FTI) is an industry leader in technology certification. FTI works closely in partnership with a body of international professionals with expertise in a wide range of areas. FTI certified courses provide you with the assurance that you are not wasting your time or your money. 

Certification in blockchain technologies will prepare you for the future. Whether you focus on learning blockchain programming or how to use blockchain rewards programs in your business, knowing the fundamentals of blockchain will give you the edge you need to capitalize on this technology and build strategies for success.

Free Introduction to Blockchain Course developed by professor and blockchain expert Dr. Justin Goldston.

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