Crypto jobs surge as money pours into the industry
Cryptocurrency-related job postings in the U.S. surged 395% between 2020 and 2021, per a new LinkedIn report.
Why it matters: Job growth in crypto dramatically outpaced the wider tech industry, which saw a 98% jump in postings in the same period.
- The most common crypto job postings were blockchain developer and engineer, LinkedIn notes.
The big picture: This jobs boom comes as investments are pouring into the industry. Venture capitalists invested a record $30 billion in crypto companies in 2021, according to PitchBook.
- In another sign of the times, Los Angeles has renamed its Staples Center the Crypto.com Arena.