May 19, 2017
At the DTCC's Fintech Symposium, the lack of available blockchain job applicants was cited as a roadblock to industry goals.
Though concrete blockchain employment numbers are hard to come by, there is some anecdotal evidence that can begin to paint a picture.
In a report earlier this week that focused exclusively on companies that were actually building a blockchain, only four had more than 100 employees, with the total people employed by the 'Top 10' blockchain companies equalling less than 600 people.
Job site Indeed.com currently lists 300 job opportunities that mention 'blockchain' somewhere in the description. Of those, 70 are listed for tech giant IBM, 19 for ethereum startup ConsenSys and 14 for global auditing firm Deloitte.
Still, the two most active blockchain developer ecosystems remain the two with cryptocurrency: bitcoin and ethereum.