Cryptocurrency Specialists


Exploring this Job

Begin learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain by visiting Web sites and reading books about the field. Here are a few resources to check out:

  • What Is Cryptocurrency?:
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  • Crypto Questions, Answered:
  • What Is Blockchain Technology? How Does It Work?:
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One of the best ways to prepare for this career is to learn how to code. Programming languages that are frequently used to create cryptocurrency include C, C++, Java, Python, and Perl. The following online learning platforms offer free or low-cost classes in coding: Codeacademy (, edX (, Coursera (, and Khan Academy (

Learn about cryptography. The American Cryptogram Association offers a variety of free cryptographic-related downloads at The Khan Academy offers cryptography classes and tutorials at

Participate in online discussions about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology at Reddit, Discord, Medium, and other online forums.

The Job

There are many different technology-related occupations that fall under the category of “cryptocurrency specialist.”

Blockchain developers are software engineers or other IT professionals who use their knowledge of cryptography, programming, data structures, networking, and distributed systems to design and create blockchain technology that is the supporting framework of cryptocurrencies and a variety of other applications.

Software engineers develop the software that is used to mine, market, and trade cryptocurrencies, as well as maintain the applications that process cryptocurrency transactions. They also develop security software that protects crypto exchanges, crypto mining operations, and other clients from cybercrime. Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect their employer’s private information, hardware and software, and cryptocurrency from cyberthieves. They monitor their company’s systems to identify security breaches and respond to any issues. Cryptographers develop algorithms, ciphers, and security systems to encrypt sensitive company and customer information in order to protect it from hackers and prevent fraudulent transactions. They also use these and other methods to control the generation of new cryptocurrency units and to verify the transfer of digital tokens and assets.

Cryptocurrency miners use extremely sophisticated software to solve highly complex cryptographic equations. They receive cryptocurrency as a reward for being the fastest miner to complete “blocks” of verified transactions, which are added to the blockchain. Crypto mining is an extremely challenging, time-consuming, and expensive endeavor, but it must be done to add new coins into circulation. Visit for more information on crypto mining.

Mining technicians support the work of cryptocurrency miners by building, operating, and maintaining the “mining rigs” that are used to mine cryptocurrencies.

Artificial intelligence specialists and engineers develop and program algorithms that improve cybersecurity at crypto exchanges, crypto-mining operations, and other places that work with cryptocurrencies. They also use their skills to develop trading bots, automated customer service technology, and other software that facilitates the proper functioning of cryptocurrency companies.