Crypto Careers: Insights from SubQuery Customers

Looking for some key insights on how to start your career in the blockchain space? Or how to launch that Web3 project you've been dreaming about?

We've got you covered. We're bringing you here the hottest crypto advice from our own customers!

Read on to find out the inside scoop on how to professionally join the Web3 world, from the companies that are excelling in this space.

Jacky from Litentry: "Learn by following others' examples!"

If you're building a new project, Jacky advises you to take a look at currently successful projects in the Web3 space and get inspired!

Learn more about the company: Litentryopen in new window.

Minqi Wang from Web3Go: "We're still early!"

"It's not too late to join," says Minqi Wang from Web3Go. We're still at the very early stage of crypto. He especially recommends joining the Polkadot ecosystem, which he says is very friendly compared to some others.

Learn more about the company: Web3Goopen in new window.

Thomas from Yuser: "Find bright minds."

You need to surround yourself with the right people. Find bright minds and choose your investors and partners well. They can help you immensely, says Thomas from Yuser.

Don't underestimate the power of quality connections and collaboration!

Learn more about the company: Yuseropen in new window.

Anton Khvorov from Nova Wallet: "Just dive into it, don't hesitate!"

The amount of information about the crypto space is huge, but you shouldn't be discouraged. It's not about how much is out there, but about how fast you can learn!

So just dive into it as soon as possible. Especially within the Polkadot community it is easy to enter because they're very helpful. You can ask the Polkadot team everything, they're very approachable, says Anton.

Learn more about the company: Nova in new window

Haichuan from Automata: "Seek advice from industry veterans."

In Web3 everything is developing really fast so it's important to keep your mind open and always keep on learning. Seek advice from industry veterans, they have a lot of knowledge and experience --- says Haichuan from Automata.

Learn more about the company: Automataopen in new window.

David from Oak Network: "Bring your Web2 skills to Web3."

A great way to start is to simply get involved (e.g. start helping in Discords). You don't have to start big, the crypto space is very friendly!

Also, a lot of Web2 skills are needed in Web3 (e.g. marketing, growth, biz dev, etc.) and a lot of the current Web2 skills are transferable to Web3.

Learn more about the company: Oak in new window

Wanna work in the Web3 space?

The crypto space is developing fast and there's a high need for all kinds of talent, from developers to marketing and pretty much everything in between.

Don't be afraid if you don't have Web3 experience. A lot of the people who start working for Web3 projects don't have it either!

What is important is that you're a fast learner. It's a young space and it's moving fast. Few people really know "everything" about crypto anyways, so what is important is that you are adaptable, willing to learn and that you can think outside of the box.

You can join a DAO and contribute there to get noticed, or reach out to the founding team and propose how you can help the project! The easiest way though is to apply for an open position, like the ones we have at SubQuery: SubQuery in new window

Wondering what it's like to work at SubQuery? Check out our Meet the team videos: SubQuery teamopen in new window!

Wanna create a Web3 project?

Don't forget about the value of quality education. Join our Hero courseopen in new window! This course is designed to get a developer from knowing nothing about SubQuery to developing subqueries, deploying them in Subquery Projects, and building a simple front end app to interact with the project.

You already have a great project in mind but need funding? Check out our Grants Programme! open in new windowThe SubQuery Grants Programme is here to incubate and accelerate the next generation of builders with funding and support.

Let us give you the tools you need to kickstart your project and take it to the next level! Receive non-dilutive funding (up to a total of $30k) to accelerate the development of your new idea.

About SubQuery

SubQueryopen in new window is a blockchain developer toolkit facilitating the construction of Web3 applications of the future. A SubQuery project is a complete API to organise and query data from Layer-1 chains. Currently servicing Polkadot, Substrate, Avalanche, Terra, and Cosmos (starting with Juno) projects, this data-as-a-service allows developers to focus on their core use case and front-end without wasting time building a custom backend for data processing activities. In the future, the SubQuery Network intends to replicate this scalable and reliable solution in a completely decentralised manner.

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Contributors: James Bayly