The rise of the blockchain in the banking / financial sector
Impacts from new technologies, the banking sector has been able to recover by integrating, for example, into its practices blockchaina technology that allows in particular to store and transmit information in a secure way and to optimize certain banking processes (improvement of the traceability of operations, fight against fraud, reduction of transaction times, etc.).
Still unknown until a few months ago, NFTthese unique digital tokens capable of conferring ownership and authenticity, traded using blockchain technology, are of equal interest to the banking sector. Cryptocurrenciespopularized by the bitcointhey also offer many opportunities.
Which training to consider?
While these dematerialized devices that are the blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFTs are experiencing exponential development in the world, French higher education is therefore gaining ground in the topic. Training, at the crossroads of finance, mathematics and information technology applied to the banking and financial world, on the other hand, remain quite rare.
Some business schools offer dedicated modules and specializations, often after completing a course at an engineering school. The routes offered by the university they are also more often accessible at Bac + 3 / + 4 levels. As for specialized schools, some have clearly positioned themselves on the subject. This is particularly the case with Metaverse College orExchange college. The latter, a school specializing in banking and insurance, offers on its Paris campus a program entirely focused on the new financial professions and the transformation of this sector. It is a Ms 2 Management of cryptocurrencies, NFT and meta-assets, which leads to obtaining the title of Administrative Manager, registered in the RNCP.
“As a school that drives innovation, underlines Islem Ziadi, head of school-business relations in this institute, it was important for us to be able to offer capable training prepare students for tomorrow’s jobs. The codes of this environment are extremely specific. They are subject to specific regulations, the control of which can prove to be an incredible opportunity in the field banking and financial sector (cryptocurrencies, meta-heritage blockchain) but also art (NFT). While this remains obscure for many people, for students who are digitally shaken, such a path is obvious; and for a school like ours it is essential to offer high-level training, in line with recruiters’ expectations. ” During their Ms2 year, Exchange College students focus on financial analysis, market finance, fintech culture, virtual security, wealth management and crypto assets, virtual wealth management, or even meta investment. Exchange College has already planned the construction of an M1, which can also be followed alternatively, at the rate of one day at school and four in the company, every week.
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFT: what business opportunities?
All of these new professions it’s not just about developers. The professions are much more diversified than what we we might think and tomorrow there will surely be more. The panel is already large today with, for example, that of product designer, technical editor, NFT consultant / cryptocurrency consultant, data analyst, meta heritage manager, etc.
Opportunities to be seized of course in the banking and financial world, but also in insurance, public institutions, large logistics groups… Everyone needs or will quickly need blockchain specialists. Promising professions in the world of fintech who haven’t finished talking about it.