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Study: Number Of People Working In Blockchain Industry Went Up By 76%, Large Gap In Demand For Technical Talent Exists

The number of people working in the blockchain industry went up by 76% year-on-year as of June 2022, a study undertaken by the professional networking platform Linkedin and the crypto trading app OKX has found. The study also found there is “a large gap in demand for technical talent in the global blockchain talent pool.”

China Top Ten Country With Lowest Growth Rate

According to the findings of a study undertaken by the professional networking platform Linkedin, and crypto trading app OKX, “the total number of people working in the blockchain industry among LinkedIn’s worldwide members grew by 76% year-on-year as of June 2022.” The findings also show the United States along with India and China as the top three countries for blockchain talent globally.

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In terms of the growth rate for blockchain talent globally, the study determined India to be the highest-ranked country with a growth rate of 122%. Canada is next with 106%, while Singapore is in third place with a growth rate of 92%.

In Nigeria, the blockchain talent growth rate was 81%, the fourth-highest globally and the highest in Africa. Among the top ten global blockchain talent-gathering countries, China had the least growth, at 12%.

Gap in Demand for Tech Talent

With regards to blockchain job postings, Canada had the highest growth rate of 560%. Singapore is in a distant second with a growth rate of 180%, while India’s growth rate of 145% puts it at number three. The United States and Germany, which both saw an 82% increase in the number of blockchain job postings, are tied in fourth place.

Concerning the composition of talent in the blockchain industry, the Linkedin/OKX study found finance talent to have the highest proportion of people, at 19%. Engineering talent accounts for the next highest proportion at 16%. Business development, IT, and sales talent complete the top five list with proportions of 6% each.

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As to the large gap in demand for technical talent, the study’s report said:

“There is currently a large gap in demand for technical talent in the global blockchain talent pool. Up until June 2022, in terms of job postings, engineering talent tops the global demand for blockchain talent, followed by IT talent. Product management, marketing and human resources are close behind. The finance category, which currently ranks first in terms of blockchain talent, is only sixth in terms of hiring demand.”

The study report also acknowledges that one of the consequences of the demand for blockchain talent outstripping supply has been the “global blockchain talent mobility [that] is characterized by short tenure and high talent turnover.”

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Terence Zimwara is a Zimbabwe award-winning journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively about the economic troubles of some African countries as well as how digital currencies can provide Africans with an escape route.

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Yuga Labs Launches Bored Ape And Mutant Ape Yacht Club Community Council

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The non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain firm Yuga Labs has announced a community council will be representatives of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT collections. Yuga Labs has chosen seven community members with “a proven track record” to represent the NFT club at large.

Yuga Labs Names Seven Community Council Members

On Wednesday, Yuga Labs announced that the team has created a community council of seven Apes in order to represent the entire BAYC and MAYC ecosystem. According to the announcement, the community council will be able to nominate three community projects every month, and BAYC and MAYC communities will then vote on which project will get a grant from Yuga Labs.

Projects can get 10 ether or roughly $15,000 worth of the second-leading crypto asset by market capitalization. The seven new community council members include Josh Ong, Sera, Laura Rod, 0xEthan, 0xWave, Negi, and Peter Fang. “The council will work with Yuga and the BAYC/MAYC community to uplift community-driven initiatives such as commercial projects, meet-ups, charitable giving, and other community-led ideas,” Yuga Labs’ announcement details.

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Yuga Labs says the council members were chosen for their prior track records toward community-led initiatives and building. The news follows Yuga Labs officially releasing intellectual property (IP) rights to Cryptopunks and Meebits owners. The company had already released BAYC/MAYC IP rights to the owners of those specific NFT collections. Furthermore, Yuga Labs recently published the Otherside metaverse whitepaper and released a new teaser video about the upcoming project.

Regarding the two project’s autonomy, Yuga Labs said that the newly launched community council will keep the independence strong. “The BAYC/MAYC community is an autonomous bunch, and this council represents that — they’ll be bringing their various skill sets with ideas to the table, and we’ll work with them to make the best ideas reality,” the blog post published by Yuga Labs concludes.

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Japanese Gaming Giant Sega To Launch First Blockchain Game

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Sega, one of the largest Japanese gaming companies, has announced that it will launch its first blockchain game in collaboration with Double Jump Tokyo, another Japanese development company. The game, which is based on Sega’s Sangokushi Taisen franchise, will be built using Oasys, a Japanese scaling-focused project, to support its blockchain elements.

Sega to Launch First Blockchain Gaming Project

Sega, one of the most influential Japan-based gaming companies, has announced that it will build its first blockchain-based game. The project, which will be built by another gaming company, Double Jump Tokyo, will be based on the Sangokushi Taisen franchise, a popular arcade game in Japan.

The Sangokushi Taisen franchise is comprised of a series of strategy games that allows its players to use of virtual cards in the virtual field. The structure of the game lends itself to the implementation of blockchain elements, like the tokenization of some of the assets of the game and the trading aspect of the cards. However, none of the companies have announced how these blockchain elements will be included as part of the game mechanics.

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No tentative release date for the game has been announced yet, but Sega has not announced the development of any similar project.

Oasys Blockchain and Blockchain Gaming

Double Jump Tokyo also announced that the blockchain part of the game will use Oasys, a Japanese gaming project, as its vehicle. Oasys is a blockchain initiative that aims to be scalable enough to support a big number of concurrent players using its services. The company hopes to make its entrance into the AAA gaming circle with this and other planned releases.

Oasys has the support of traditional entertainment powerhouses and crypto companies, such as Bandai Namco, Sega, Jump Crypto, and even Square Enix, which became a validator of the chain and is currently exploring the launch of blockchain games using this tech.

Sega’s stance on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain games has been ambiguous. In January, the company stated it could abandon the implementation of these technologies in its games if these are considered a money grab by its customers. However, more recently, in April, Sega hinted at the possibility of including NFTs and metaverse elements as part of its “Super Game” development strategy.

Other AAA gaming companies like Ubisoft have been more clear, launching their own NFT markets and including NFT elements in games from leading franchises. Square Enix has also included blockchain as a key part of its business plan for the future.

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Despite The Crypto Market Downturn, DAO Treasuries Grew By $700 Million Since January

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Despite The Crypto Market Downturn, DAO Treasuries Grew By $700 Million Since January

Since January 2022, the entire crypto economy has shed $1.36 trillion in value, as the market capitalization dropped from $2.34 trillion to today’s $979 billion. While the crypto economy is down in value, trade volumes are lower, and the value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has shed billions, treasuries held by decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) have increased by 7.69% in value since January, as roughly $700 million was added to the projects’ caches in eight months.

DAO Treasuries Jump 7.6% Higher in USD Value, Since 2016 the Value Held by Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Grew by 6,025%

On June 10, 2022, the total amount of funds held by decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) treasuries reached the $10 billion range for the first time in history. While the crypto industry is dealing with lower prices and bearish sentiment, the value held by DAO treasuries has managed to weather the storm.

Presently, across 4,830 organizations, DAOs hold $9.8 billion, which is only $200 million less than the aggregate value held by DAOs 112 days ago. While it is $200 million less than it was three months ago, DAO treasury values have increased by $700 million since January, according to stats aggregated by deepdao.io.

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On January 22, deepdao.io metrics recorded by archive.org indicate there were 4,227 organizations at that time, and collectively, $9.1 billion was held in DAO treasuries. With $9.8 billion today, that’s a 7.69% increase in USD value held by DAO treasuries over the last 251 days.

At the time, Bitdao held $2.4 billion in its treasury and it was the largest DAO treasury in January. Uniswap was the second largest at the time, with $2.1 billion. Both Bitdao and Uniswap are still the top two DAOs in terms of treasury size, but Uniswap is now the largest.

On October 1, Uniswap has $2.8 billion, while Bitdao’s cache has shrunk to $1.3 billion from the $2.4 billion held at the beginning of the year. Bitdao’s $1.3 billion makes it the second largest DAO treasury and it’s followed by ENS which holds roughly $1.2 billion.

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251 days ago, ENS was the 14th largest and at the time, the third largest was Lido Finance. The liquid staking protocol’s DAO is now the fifth largest, with $283 million held in the Lido DAO today. The top ten DAO treasuries include Uniswap, Bitdao, ENS, Gnosis, Lido, Olympus DAO, Mango DAO, Merit Circle, Compound, and Aragon Network.

Out of the entire $9.8 billion, there are 3.9 million governance token holders, and 698,400 active voters and proposal makers. 109 DAOs hold $1 million or more, while only three DAOs have more than a billion in funds.

While Uniswap has $2.7 billion, 98.7% of the project’s treasury funds are held in uniswap (UNI) tokens, and Bitdao has a treasury comprised of a bunch of different crypto assets which include tokens like BIT, ETH, USDC, and USDT.

As the crypto economy continues to deal with tumultuous times, decentralized autonomous organization treasuries have seen steadfast growth since the start of the year. Since the first DAO was created in 2016, DAO treasuries have increased 6,025% in USD value during the last six years.

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