China Officially Recognizes Blockchain-related Occupations

China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security have included blockchain-related jobs to the list of officially recognized jobs to promote employment amid global COVID-19 pandemic.

Blockchain-focused professions, like engineers, tech developers, and analysts, are among 10 newly recognized jobs. These come alongside 3D printing operators and nucleic acid examiners. 

The decision to list new types of jobs as officially recognized occupations apparently addresses massive job losses in China after months of lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. 

The news comes amid China steadily accelerating the pace of its blockchain adoption. On May 13, China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, held a meeting calling for further acceleration of blockchain adoption strategy.