In the past blockchain and crypto were used interchangeably to mean the same thing—a new kind of digital currency, verified and maintained by a decentralized system.
But as Web3 hurtles towards becoming the future of the internet and blockchain’s various capabilities fuel this transition, developers and engineers are taking note and pivoting to roles in the sector accordingly.
Job security isn’t the only factor underpinning this shift however, and for many tech workers, the new frontier of Web3 offers the kind of career autonomy big tech companies cannot offer.
“Web3 represents a new paradigm for the internet—one that is decentralized, transparent, and empowers users to take control of their own data and digital assets. This enables more equitable and sustainable business models through decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), which give users and developers a say in how a project is run,” suggests Lukas Schor, co-founder and head of ecosystems at asset management platform Safe.
He also proposes that Web3 platforms are hugely attractive for developers as…