Silicon Valley Engineers Are Chasing The Blockchain Dream As Developers Favor Crypto Over Big Tech Companies
Whereas getting a job at the big Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon still remains a dream to many, an growing number of developers and engineers are leaving their posts in chase of the ‘blockchain dream.’ Most of them are exiting well established firms to take up new jobs in the cryptocurrency and blockchain worlds.
A Story Of Maximilian Wang, A Facebook Engineer
Maximilian Wang, who’s simply known as Max, is a good example of the revolution currently happening in Silicon Valley. Max has worked with notable companies in Silicon Valley, including Google and Facebook, but made a bold decision to leave these companies in pursuit of blockchain. This was a year ago, when cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology – blockchain – were still in their early days.
Quitting his job among many other engineers wasn’t easy, considering that time most investors were still skeptical about the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, but the engineers had faith in the new technology.
Following the crypto craze towards the end of last year, more engineers exited their positions to try what the blockchain world had in store. Lucky for them, their experience and knowledge made them to be highly sought-after by blockchain and cryptocurrency firms.
Increasing Belief In Blockchain Technology
Engineers and developers leaving big tech companies in Silicon Valley are doing it for a good cause. Not that the industry pays better, but because they are interested in this emerging technology and believe in it.
Wang, for instance, noticed that he had got returns on his cryptocurrency portfolio, but he was seeing many of his colleagues quit big positions in their jobs to start their own blockchain projects.
Speaking about it, he stated that:
“The toughest half was not while you noticed a chance to earn cash and also you wanted to determine methods to get that chance….What made it exhausting was that after seeing all the pieces occurred on the earth exterior, on the finish of the day, you continue to needed to come again to actuality and take a look at your greatest to focus in your work.”