Help hiring cryptocurrency programmers

Shadow___

Contributor
Hello everyone, I am Shadow or Tony, whichever you prefer to call me and I have a pretty serious question and am not very sure on what approach I should take because of how difficult is it.

I just recently started a business in cryptocurrency, and am now looking for a programmer to hire as an independent contractor to code the coin. However, because it is not easy to find programmers who specialize in both cryptocurrency and programming, what approach should I take to look for someone? Should I post online, contact my professors, or potentially hire someone in another state that can get the job done? I am willing to take any suggestions and would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Shadow
 

Old Man Crypto

Expert chainblocker
I saw a report a few days ago but can’t remember the source.

The article claimed that for every 20 crypto job openings there is only 1 qualified candidate. It will take training programs and Universities several years to catch up. Would look like a great career choice for students and young adults trying to decide on an area of study.

Good luck in your search. I’ll try to find the article link I saw.
 

The CC Forums

Admin
Staff member
One of our future planned sections or even a separate site setup would be for job listings and for people looking for jobs to post. But github, upwork, and all the other sites probably would get most of that traffic, so we haven’t put any time into it at this point.

It would be simple for me to create a separate forum here for this though. I’ll watch to see if any others think this is a good idea. If we put a large number of empty topics up, it makes site navigation hard for members and hurts our search engine rankings.
 

CryptoTC

Crypto Fat Cat
Staff member
Hello everyone, I am Shadow or Tony, whichever you prefer to call me and I have a pretty serious question and am not very sure on what approach I should take because of how difficult is it.

I just recently started a business in cryptocurrency, and am now looking for a programmer to hire as an independent contractor to code the coin. However, because it is not easy to find programmers who specialize in both cryptocurrency and programming, what approach should I take to look for someone? Should I post online, contact my professors, or potentially hire someone in another state that can get the job done? I am willing to take any suggestions and would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Shadow
I’d start with contacting any local software engineering programs at colleges or universities. Check to see if they’re starting up a blockchain development program or offering classes. It’s too early for there to be many qualified coders; it will take 3-4 years from startup to producing the first graduates.

But maybe projects could be in tandem with teaching. Like an internship arrangement for students working on developing a project.

Keep in mind universities claim partial copyrights, patents and trademarks if working on a unique tech or product.

Let us know what you find. I’ve had a few ideas myself but they involve huge outlays and considerable resources that I just can’t muster at this time.
 

The CC Forums

Admin
Staff member
This is certainly an interesting question. I wonder how much demand has been artificially created by some of the least likely to succeed ICO’s. I know the full-on scam types don;t really even have a team of developers no matter what their web site might say.

But there are probably dozens if not hundreds of projects in development that will ultimately fail. Some of those have legit coding teams along with marketing and management teams. And in many cases, they raised enough capital in the ICO to fund development for quite awhile. That could soak up skilled coders and developers from the available pool while keeping newer possibly more valid projects from getting off the ground.

I think this will be interesting to watch on a global scale in the next year or 2.
 

Old Man Crypto

Expert chainblocker
I tried to talk some college engineering students into looking into this line of work last fall. They didn’t seem interested and the colleges didn’t have classes yet. Probably online courses are the way to go from what I’ve read. And you can get done faster than 4 years and probably cheaper. A lot.
 
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