Tech giant IBM plans in the next two years to hire in France, approximately 2,000 new employees, many of whom focus on the work in the application of blockchain technology. This was announced by the head of the company , Romitti VA (Virginia Rometty) in an interview with French Le Monde.

According to Rometty, these professionals are required to undertake research in the framework of several projects which she did not disclose. At this moment IBM is working in France with Crédit Mutuel, Orange Bank and Generali, the national railway network and the company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH).

Recall that in January, IBM began a search for 400 researchers to participate in projects devoted to developments in the field of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and IOT. In 2017, according Upwork, the demand for employees related to the blockchain-industry has grown 35 times. And on AngelList number of kryptovaci doubled for the first 3 months of this year.