Like it or not, cryptocurrency is making waves and determined to stay. As more companies across different sectors adopt blockchain-based systems, careers in crypto looks promising.
So if you’re ready to take your career to the moon, here are 4 things you need to do before venturing into cryptocurrency (even if you’re not a Tech Specialist!).
1. Get a solid grasp on cryptocurrency.
If you are aiming for technical jobs, having a solid understanding of cryptography, smart contracts, etc is non-negotiable. The good news is , these hard skills are possible to learn online, making cryptocurrency a career accessible for anybody willing to put in the work.
But a cryptocurrency career isn’t limited to technical roles. In fact, based on the 2021 Global Blockchain Employment Report, 40% of cryptocurrency careers are non-technical.
The most sought after roles in the cryptocurrency industry after Engineering are Operations, Marketing, Design, Sales, and Customer Support.
But like the technical roles, you won’t go anywhere without a solid foundation of cryptocurrency, market dynamics and the willingness to learn consistently.
Get started with the basics of cryptocurrency by checking out beginner articles on Coinbase!
2. Stay updated on the latest crypto news.
Cryptocurrency is a new and ever changing landscape. So make sure you stay on top of cryptocurrency news and projects on platforms like CoinDesk and DeCrypt.
Besides news sources, get the latest on crypto in real-time by following the right Twitter accounts. According to Medium, some of the top Twitter accounts to follow are:
- Changpeng Zhao (@cz_binance)
- Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano (@APompliano)
- Andreas Antonopoulos (@aantonop)
For the rest in the list, check out this article by Medium!
The bottom line is you’ll need to immerse yourself in cryptocurrency which won’t be a problem if you are invested in the long term potential of cryptocurrencies.
3. Have a decent command of English.
The perks of working in crypto is that many companies are open to hiring remote workers! This means you’ll have the chance to work with international companies without leaving your home country.
For that reason, knowing how to communicate in English is essential.
And if you’re a Malaysian, you are most likely multilingual. Knowing additional languages could make you an asset to local cryptocurrency employers looking to make international connections!
4. Participate in the crypto community.
You don’t have to be a social butterfly but getting involved in the crypto community will help tremendously.
Cryptocurrency has garnered a devoted community known for being close-knit. As everyone treads new ground, many congregate on Discord, Reddit and Twitter to discuss the latest developments in cryptocurrencies, and exchange ideas and tips on the next hottest projects.
Build relationships and establish a good rapport in existing groups. If you see a gap in the community, you can even start a niche group of your own!
Don’t know where to start? Join CoinGecko and FomoMedia‘s group for crypto-enthusiasts and beginners who, in their own words, “are trying to figure out what this “bitcoin thing” is all about.”