New York, Programming jobs seattle Francisco and Boston are the top three U. Blockchain is approaching major buzzword status, joining the ranks of technologies like artificial intelligence that promise to change the world.
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That’s because blockchain underpins cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin—it’s distributed ledger software used to transfer information securely and quickly. Every day, it seems that a different company announces a new blockchain initiative. Boston-based analytics firm Burning Glass scoured the web to find the top cities for blockchain-related jobs. It scanned millions of job postings from 2017 and searched for words like blockchain, distributed ledger and bitcoin, applying natural language processing algorithms to interpret the listings and create the ranking.
New York ranks first, with 1,316 blockchain job openings. Stephen Robinson, founder of blockchain-focused IT consulting firm East Rock Software and website cryptocurrencyjobs. San Francisco has the second most blockchain job openings, with 651. Boston, Chicago and Palo Alto make up the rest of the top five, with about 100 to 200 openings apiece.