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Old 02-06-2018, 12:41 PM
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Default How do managers hire blockchain devs?

I think this is an interesting problem. A lot of companies are looking to hire blockchain developers, but the people in charge of hiring most likely aren't well versed in the technology.

Furthermore, the technology is so new that not a lot of institutions have formal certification programs.

So, how do you go about hiring them? How do you know the applicants aren't just lying about their competence? How do you verify that a blockchain developer is good if you don't yet have any of your own?
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There must be some folks on the forum who work with the tech in the insurance space. Sitting on my desk somewhere is a AAA publication with blockchain featured on the cover.
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Actuaries won't be doing anything much with block chain for at least 25 years.
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Seriously, why would you post this here ?
I usually have an answer in mind when I post questions like this, but I want to see different perspectives. Sometimes I simply want to see how people will react.

I was aiming to see if anyone would start generalising to the more common situation of needing to hire someone outside of your domain or expertise for subject X, but I guess that didn't happen.
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There must be some folks on the forum who work with the tech in the insurance space. Sitting on my desk somewhere is a AAA publication with blockchain featured on the cover.
Yeah, there's an actuary in my office who works on blockchain tech.
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Blockchain has come up at work a couple of times, but actuaries won't be the ones implementing it imo. I think this belongs in NAT.
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Actuaries won't be doing anything much with block chain for at least 25 years.
I have a question for you. When a claim happens, it's typically handled by multiple parties, even multiple companies who each do their part to verify that the provisions in the indemnification contract between insured and insurer are satisfied, from the point of occurrence to settlement.

As a result, each party gets paid, passing on the expense to the insured via higher premiums.

This is the type of problem that blockchain tech aims to solve and disintermediate.

Why shouldn't we, as members of a profession that like to brand ourselves as leaders within our industry, be the ones who are the main drivers of developing and implementing these new technologies?
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I have a question for you. When a claim happens, it's typically handled by multiple parties, even multiple companies who each do their part to verify that the provisions in the indemnification contract between insured and insurer are satisfied, from the point of occurrence to settlement.

As a result, each party gets paid, passing on the expense to the insured via higher premiums.

This is the type of problem that blockchain tech aims to solve and disintermediate.

Why shouldn't we, as members of a profession that like to brand ourselves as leaders within our industry, be the ones who are the main drivers of developing and implementing these new technologies?
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