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How the Electric Vehicle Industry Could Drive Cryptocurrency Forward

Bitcoin’s technology combined with the power of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are intersecting with self-driving vehicles. And they are confronting a common problem: Talent shortage. In this regard, the experience gained by the electric vehicle industry might help.

Limited Talent

A Korn Ferry Institute study concludes that a major world crisis is imminent, because, by 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people. Moreover, the study forecasts that talent shortages could slow the ongoing digital revolution.

For example, right now, the talent shortage of programmers capable of working with COBOL is acutely affecting the banking, fintech, and most emerging industries.

According to David Silver, self-driving car team leader at Udacity, limited talent hinders the development of driverless cars. Specifically, Silver points out, “very few people know how to program driverless cars.”

The same problem is distressing the crypto industry. Forbes contributor Maria Peretz remarks that few people are cognizant about blockchain and cryptocurrencies,

Executives who are approached to work for these startups have usually heard of Bitcoin, the most well-known cryptocurrency, and they may vaguely know blockchain has something to do with securing digital currency. However, they often have a fleeting grasp of the nuances and possibilities of this dynamic industry. Their haziness and lack of knowledge can be a formidable challenge to startups that want to land key talent in a competitive hiring market. E-Car Roadmap Could Help Solve the Shortage of Talent

In August 2018, in the U.S., a record high of 7.14 million positions remained unfilled. Regarding the crypto space, statistics provided by Glassdoor show that for the last twelve months, there has been a 300 percent increase in the number of jobs linked to Bitcoin, the blockchain, and ...

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