Industry 4.0 By adopting the vision of Industry 4.0, many industrial sectors are eyeing the potential for advancing their systems to achieve higher productivity, cost-effectiveness, reliability, quality, and flexibility. One important sector that can greatly benefit from adopting Industry 4.0 principles and technologies is the manufacturing industry. This will help create the smart manufacturing era where advanced technologies and systems in Industry 4.0 will enhance the different processes within the manufacturing value chain and increase efficiency and profitability. However, Industry 4.0 requires effective integration of many technologies and systems and seamless operations across all components. This creates many challenges when creating applications for smart manufacturing including security, trust, traceability, reliability, and agreement automation within the manufacturing value chain. Several of these challenges can be addressed using blockchain. As a consequence of the upcoming fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 (Industry 4.0), new disruptive technologies are being considered to be incorporated in the factory environment. One of these solutions are the Blockchain, which aims to integrate heterogeneous systems, manage commercial transactions and foster the assets’ traceability. Thus, this technology contributes to create a whole optimized supply chain that can impact in the global market.
Education 4.0 As technology is continually emerging, components of education 4.0 are not yet fully defined or understood. But technologies like blockchain are undoubtedly amplifying the transformative power of learning and education. Blockchain is giving educators opportunities to create shared blockchain services like blockchain credentials, digital certificates, and badges. It is also extending its services to students providing them with learning and career advancement opportunities.
Future Jobs Blockchain tech startups are everywhere now. Across education, finance, healthcare, government, and other sectors, innovative uses of blockchain represent the fastest growing sector in tech. On AngelList alone, there are at least 1,520 startups seeking blockchain expertise. That’s more than listings for virtual reality and AI combined. Established, global companies are also hiring blockchain talent. In 2017, IBM had more than 1,600 employees dedicated to over 400 blockchain projects, and still had 150 blockchain-related jobs left to fill. And according to Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, blockchain is the hottest skill in the U.S. freelance job market. “Blockchain is on pace to be the new “Cloud” of the 21st Century” — Upwork
Blockchain has given rise to a new field of development called blockchain development. Blockchain development involves developing and optimizing blockchain protocols and crafting the architecture of blockchain systems. A blockchain developer is responsible for creating integrated smart contracts and web applications using blockchain technology. The two types of blockchain developers are: Core Blockchain Developers- They develop and design the architecture and protocols of a blockchain system and design consensus protocols and high-level development decisions related to blockchain. Blockchain Software Developers- They use the protocols and architecture designed by core blockchain developers to build decentralized applications.