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Banks go big on crypto talent

Banks are betting big on cryptocurrency, aggressively ramping up hiring of professionals with crypto expertise amid the rise of digital currencies, reports Juliette Faraut, associate editor, Global Projects,  LinkedIn.

Financial services firms will add more than three times as many staff with digital-asset experience this year than in 2015, according to research from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team.

That pace jumped 40% in the first half of 2021 alone. Meanwhile, overall demand for cryptocurrency talent is the highest it’s ever been: US. job postings that mention terms like “crypto” or “blockchain” skyrocketed 615% in August from a year earlier.

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