January 17, 2022

Crypto job openings surge 395% in a year, with Miami, Austin and Denver emerging as new hubs


The crypto space has been experiencing a hiring frenzy, and the trend likely is set to continue. 

Crypto-related job postings in the U.S. surged 395% in 2021 from a year before, a sign of the industry’s expansion, according to a recent analysis by LinkedIn. Companies that range from tech giants Meta
FB,
+1.66%,
Twitter
TWTR,
-0.67%,
Amazon
AMZN,
+0.57%
to Wall Street firms JP Morgan
JPM,
-6.15%
and Fidelity have all posted open spots for crypto talents in 2021.

The growth rate of crypto hiring has outpaced that of the broad tech industry, which saw a 98% increase in job postings in 2021, according to LinkedIn.

Jason Lau, chief operating officer at crypto exchange Okcoin, told MarketWatch that “we’re hiring quite a bit. At last count, I think we had something like 50 open positions.”

“And it’s going to be continued hiring. I can’t…

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