Blockchain jobs are rising by 2,000 to 6,000% annually, making it one of the fastest-growing IT skills. As a result, blockchain professionals generally earn more than those in traditional industries.
This has resulted in several professionals switching careers to pursue a career in blockchain. The scenario was quite the same for one aerospace student.
Technology has always attracted Ahmet Usta, and in a recent interview with Cointelegraph, he discussed how this early interest led him to start numerous successful Web3 companies in the areas of blockchain games and nonfungible assets (NFTs) while originally pursuing a career in Aerospace.
Usta attended Istanbul Technical University in Turkey to study aerospace engineering due to his interest in science and technology. In the years that followed, he built a successful career in IT, serving in various capacities at several organizations.
A few years later, Bitcoin emerged, and Usta “kept a close eye on it.” Usta, fascinated by the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, wrote the first book on the subject in Turkey and has since sought out speaking engagements, seminars, and jobs educating employees in the field.
The entrepreneur had been involved in a blockchain-based gaming initiative using NFTs as early as 2021. His success led him to delegate responsibility for the venture to his business partner so he could devote his time and energy to ELYT, a long-term venture that uses Web3 technology to facilitate communication between businesses and influential individuals.
When asked why he thinks brands should use Web3 technologies like NFTs, Usta responded that NFT technology is more than just an application. In other words, it’s a brand-new way of thinking.
Usta expressed his optimism about the prospects presented by Web3. He thinks the world needs Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs, and decentralized finance (DeFi). He continued:
Bitcoin enabled the keeping of records without the need for a centralized structure. For the first time in human history, this enabled a decentralized trust protocol. With smart contracts, Ethereum has transformed business workflows.
In addition, the Web3 entrepreneur noted that NFTs restrict the ownership of digital assets that might be reproduced indefinitely and predicted that the sector would soon uncover a wide range of new uses for the technology. Meanwhile, Usta also emphasized his conviction that DeFi will be an integral part of the future of banking.