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Article by Carm Cachia Chief Administrator eSkills Malta Foundation published on Blockchain Island
In the past, when we used to develop IT Systems, the concepts of accountability, auditability, availability, identity and integrity of data records were and still are crucial to systems development. Systems not having these building blocks used to spell big trouble. Roll-forward the years and today the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provides all of this with less complexity. Ironically, DLT or Blockchain systems are coined as complex systems, but for those who develop enterprise systems know well that providing the above concepts in systems involves a far greater deal of complexity. It, therefore, follows, that in the near future, systems based on DLT will be a major requirement.
So, it is evident that with the exception of some new technologies, a lot is still based on current technology. In my view, it is therefore essential that the additional knowledge and competencies needed are the deep understanding of the blockchain concepts and its underlying architecture, its effect on the current legal and financial structure, and the way that it is affecting and will affect the business are bring you apart from the rest. So many educational and training institutions have come up with their own courses (e.g. University of Malta, Oxford University, MIT, Skillsoft, PwC, etc.) so there is no excuse for anyone to become blockchain-savvy.