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Cryptocurrency Specialists


Cryptocurrency is a digital cash system that is increasingly being used as a substitute or complement to traditional currency. Cryptocurrency payments are not processed through a central banking system or trusted third party, but are sent from payer to payee. Bitcoin is the most-popular cryptocurrency. In August 2021, it accounted for about 54 percent of the market capitalization for the top 10 cryptocurrencies, according to Other cryptocurrencies with significant market capitalization include Ethereum, Cardano, Binance Coin, Tether, XRP, Dogecoin, USD Coin, Solano, and Polkadot.

The term cryptocurrency specialist refers to a variety of information technology (IT) professionals who use blockchain technology (the underlying foundational technology of many types of digital currency) and other technologies to create cryptocurrencies; develop software to stop cybercriminals from stealing cryptocurrencies, customer data, and proprietary company information; create software interfaces that allow customers to sell and trade cryptocurrencies, and perform other technical tasks. These workers include blockchain developers, software engineers, information security analysts, cryptographers cryptocurrency miners, mining technicians, and artificial intelligence specialists and engineers.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Cryptocurrency Developer or Engineer

Cryptocurrency Miner

Mining Technician

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