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US SEC is hiring a cryptocurrency specialist to help with regulations

SEC join Facebook, Deloitte, and JPMorgan in hiring for blockchain

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If its latest job posting is anything to go by, the US Securities and Exchange Commission‘s (SEC) could be stepping up its involvement in the cryptocurrency world.

The SEC is looking for an “Attorney Adviser” to operate as a “Crypto Specialist,” according to a job listing posted on federal employment website USAJobs. Applications opened on March 29 and close on April 15.

The specialist is expected to have an intimate knowledge of “federal securities laws to digital asset securities and crypto matters,” according to the listing.

What’s more, the successful applicant should have a JD or LLB law degree and must be a “member of the bar in good standing.” They should also have a minimum of four years graduate experience as a practicing attorney, with three years applying and interpreting the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Good time for blockchain jobs

The SEC is hardly the only one looking for cryptocurrency and blockchain specialists.

According to Indeed.com, there has been a 90-percent increase in blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency related job postings between February 2018 and February 2019, Computerworld reports.

Over the past three years, job postings in those categories have increased by over 4,000 percent.

What’s also worth noting is that the employers are large corporate firms and banks. Last week, reports highlighted that America’s largest bank, JPMorgan, has the most blockchain jobs going on Wall St.

Three of the “big four” consultancy firms, Deloitte, KPMG, and EY, also feature in the top five blockchain employers. Facebook is also on a blockchain hiring spree, looking to fill 22 positions related to the tech.

Earlier this year, Hard Fork obtained information from Glassdoor to find there were over 5,500 blockchain-related jobs on offer around the world, at the time.

It seems there’s never been a better time if you’re looking for a job in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Maybe it’s time to dust off that CV.

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Published April 1, 2019 — 12:56 UTC

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