Want to Add New Skills to Survive in Future Freelancing? Try Bitcoin

Bitcoin is now the fastest growing and has topped in the list of freelance skills in demand

Bitcoin is now the fastest-growing demanded freelance skills you should hunt for to survive in future freelancing markets. It is now the top among the skills freelancers are looking for. This is in an attempt to prepare for a more complex future in regard to job opportunities.

This is according to Upwork’s survey of the 20 fastest-growing freelance skills. Dominant in the list are emerging tech such as cryptocurrencies, AI and AR. Other skills include robotics (number 4), computer vision at number 9 and machine learning.

The skills Index reveals the global movement of the workforce in the future. The study showed that these skills grew by more than 120 percent year-over-year growth in the last quarter of the year.

“Not only does research show that the independent workforce is growing but we’re also seeing an increase in large-scale use of freelance talent by Fortune 500 companies,” said Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Gender, Education and Work.

“As new skills emerge and old ones evolve, businesses are becoming reliant on freelance specialists who proactively upgrade their skills and can provide the expertise they need, when they need it.”

Amazon DynamoDB and React Native are in second and third respectively in the index.

Number of freelancers growing

Additionally, the figure of freelancing workforce in the United States as growing more than three times faster than the country’s workforce overall. This is according to Upwork and the Freelancers Union.

Additionally, talent platforms could add $2.7 trillion to Global Domestic Product by 2025 according to The McKinsey Global Institute.

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David Kariuki is a journalist who has a wide range of experience reporting about modern technology solutions including cryptocurrencies. A graduate of Kenya's Moi University, he also writes for Hypergrid Business, Cryptomorrow, and Cleanleap, and has previously worked for Resources Quarterly and Construction Review magazines.

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