Bitcoin-related job searches spike in Canada - but are there openings?

Bitcoin-related job searches spike in Canada - but are there openings?
From Global News - December 7, 2017

Canadians seem to be taking note of Bitcoins climbing value. According to a report by Indeed Canada, searches for Bitcoin-related jobs spiked dramatically over the past yearand even more in recent months.

The job search engine found that searches including the words blockchain, bitcoin or cryptocurrency jumped 488 per cent over the past 12 months. Specifically, amid news of the surge in value of Bitcoin, the searches spiked 37 per cent between October and November of this year.

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Job openings that included those three phrases also increased by 147 per cent over the same periodthats a notable increase, but doesnt match up to the interest from job seekers. Indeed Canada had 71 postings for Bitcoin-related gigs per one million job postings.

Among the jobsthat included those words were:

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Indeed Canadas vice-president of product, Terence Chiu, noted that financial services and software companies are most likely to have these openings.

One such posting, for example, was for a Bitcoin mining expert. The full-time job was posted by Toronto-based investment fund Mask Capital and pays an annual salary between $80,000 and $100,000.

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