Binance, Kraken, and FTX Continue Hiring Amid Crypto Dip

Big crypto exchange companies including Binance, Kraken, and FTX continue hiring amid crypto dip.

The continued repercussions from an increasingly unstable bitcoin market are having a variety of effects on investors.

While the value of the crypto sector has fallen below $1 trillion, prominent exchanges and coins such as terra and Celsius have seen significant reductions in investor trust and valuation.

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On June 14, Celsius raised even more eyebrows when it announced that users would no longer be able to make withdrawals from the platform.

The move sparked a wider market selloff and drew in crypto bulls, who predicted widespread layoffs across the industry.

On June 15, the price of bitcoin fell to $20,289, an 18-month low. That drop came after weeks of reports that crypto was losing both value and jobs.

Despite the fact that some big companies have begun to lay off employees, other players in the market have seen their businesses grow. And they were standing by the sidelines, ready to swoop in on any hot crypto talent looking for work.

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, said that it was searching for 2,000 new employees to start off the talent hunt.

Changpeng Zhao, sometimes known as “CZ,” the company’s CEO, was ready to criticize competitors who were losing employees instead of hiring them.

While Binance wasn’t making spectacular moves like Super Bowl commercials earlier this year, he tweeted that it was preparing for expansion in 2022.

On June 15, two more big names in crypto announced that they would be ramping up their employment efforts.

Kraken, the fourth-largest exchange, said in a statement that it plans to hire more than 500 employees in the second half of 2022.

According to the company, which is situated in San Francisco, “What does it all mean? It’s time to get back to the building! We’ve got 500+ roles still left to fill this year. Bear markets are the best for recruiting talent that is both aligned with our culture and our mission.”

It is also important to note that Coinbase, the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, let off 1,100 employees this week after rescinding offers and halting hiring. Crypto.com laid off 5% of its workers. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, billionaire twin brothers, stated this week that its exchange Gemini will be dismissing 10% of its staff.

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What Happens Now?

Meanwhile, market watchers who are tracking crypto’s present rough path have been quick to warn that when the dust settles, the industry will most certainly look very different.

As investors flock to companies that can prove they are solid, dependable, and growing, weaker companies may vanish entirely.

According to Bloomberg, Steven McClurg, co-founder and CIO of crypto fund manager Valkyrie Investments “The fundamentals to support stabilization and recovery just aren’t there,” “Things can and likely will get worse before they get better,” he said.

Those that claim to be in good form see this bumpy period as an opportunity to add to their already-competitive rosters, according to Binance co-founder Yi He. 

Seeing some crypto companies succeed in a bear market provides a ray of hope that a company’s success or failure is not entirely dependent on market conditions.

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