Today’s top companies are investing in blockchain. But these companies are also investing in other emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).
Artificial intelligence, in particular, is sexier and in the news far more than blockchain.
So considering that the demand for highly informed tech-minded professionals with skill and education in any emerging technology is more than likely to skyrocket, and considering that blockchain is really hard to learn, why should you invest your time in learning blockchain instead of AI?
The first part of the answer is in the questions itself, you should learn blockchain because it’s hard. The barrier to entry is higher and therefore you will face less competition.
The second part is that blockchain is a foundational technology, it has the potential to create new foundations for our economic and social systems so its impact will be enormous and its adoption will be gradual and steady.