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An Army of Wall-Street-Made Crypto Experts

Yesterday, Revelio Labs analyses were featured in Bloomberg’s article on crypto talent trends within Wall Street. Headcounts of cryptocurrency experts at large banks and financial firms tripled between 2016 and 2018, and have remained high since.

Revelio Labs

11/2/21

Yesterday, Revelio Labs analyses were featured in Bloomberg’s article on crypto talent trends within Wall Street. Headcounts of cryptocurrency experts at large banks and financial firms tripled between 2016 and 2018, and have remained high since:

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Wanting to know who these new crypto experts are and where they come from, we look at the industries of their previous roles. Surprisingly, these experts have overwhelmingly been forged on Wall Street itself, instead of Silicon Valley or research labs.

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And Wall Street does not appear to be slowing down hiring of these positions. Below are the cumulative job openings for 2021 by company:

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But competition for this talent is high. Wall Street job openings for crypto experts are dwarfed by job openings at crypto companies:

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Key Takeaways:

  • Wall Street has been hiring crypto talent since 2016.
  • The majority of these hires have come from the banking and financial services industries.
  • While Wall Street is still aggressively hiring for crypto experts in 2021, the competition for that talent is increasing from crypto companies themselves.

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