Blockchain Chronicle #3 – The blockchain, risk or opportunity for employment?

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Camille Ernoult
Camille Ernoult

Blockchain chronicle. 90% of those interviewed consider it as a job-creating opportunity.
Given the changing economic and technological landscape, digital skills are increasingly in demand. For several years now, we have been hearing a lot about the blockchain technology that will revolutionise a large majority of sectors and therefore undeniably the job market. It remains to be seen whether this technology represents a threat or an opportunity for our jobs. According to a study carried out by Wecan Group among 50 people, former students and participants in the blockchain certification cycle, 90% consider that this is an opportunity that will create jobs.

One of the alumni of this course, Andrea Baldassa, who works at Lombard Odier, believes that this is the future of banking and finance. “Tomorrow, most of the banking and stock exchange systems will be on blockchain infrastructures. The Swiss stock exchange has anticipated this for a long time and it is only a matter of time”.

 
Blockchain is a technology that will revolutionise many trades and industries.

Today, this sector is recruiting, as Vincent Pignon, CEO of the Wecan Group and director of the Blockchain Certification Cycle, points out. “At Wecan Group, we plan to recruit more than 10 people over the next 18 months and there will be dozens more over the following years”. Companies in the blockchain sector, consultancy firms and large companies that integrate blockchain solutions are recruiting people who have developed blockchain expertise. One of their main problems is that they are very rare, expensive and it is difficult to assess their real expertise.

 

Alain Zell, CEO at Capitalium Advisors and alumni of the training course testifies “Blockchain is a technology that will revolutionise many trades and industries. It is important to take an interest in it so that you can readjust your strategy by anticipating the changes right away”.

 
“Tomorrow, understanding these technologies will be required in the same way as mastering a foreign language”.

I am convinced that the blockchain is an opportunity for those who are interested in it and who see the developments to come, whether they be technicians, project coordinators, communicators or specialists. Chloé Desmonet, who is in charge of blockchain projects at MKS and is involved in the training, says “Understanding blockchain technologies in a concrete way is essential. In the future, understanding these technologies will be required in the same way as mastering a foreign language”.

 

In the certification cycle, half of the participants are finance professionals because the applications of this technology could considerably transform the sector. The sponsor of the training, Bertrand Perez, Chief Operating Officer of the Libra Association, says: “The blockchain will make transactions – particularly international transactions – safer, faster and less expensive. They will also be able to be carried out very simply, using a smartphone. This could have a major impact on financial inclusion”.

 

In my opinion, the question is no longer whether the block will be in our daily lives, but how to train ourselves in order to anticipate these changes and turn them into an opportunity.

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