We’ve seen an 82 percent jump in bitcoin-related jobs, says employment website CEO

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According to Freelancer, employers were also looking for people to create new cryptocurrencies and to write proposal plans for technologies employing blockchain — the data structure pioneered by bitcoin.

The related field of cryptography saw the number of job listings rise 59 percent in the third quarter, according to Freelancer.

Bitcoin’s popularity has seen ups and downs in recent years, but the cryptocurrency has enjoyed repeated record highs in recent months, breaking above the $6,250 mark on Sunday.

Freelancer.com listed more than 480,000 new jobs in the third quarter and has over 12 million jobs to date with 25 million users, according to the company.

The top employee abilities that companies sought were: Adobe InDesign, 3D design, creative design, web language HTML5 and e-commerce platform WooCommerce.

In social media, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat dominated the platforms — surpassing the likes of Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus.

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