Dan Boneh, a professor of cryptography at Stanford, told CNBC last year that security and cryptography represent the second-most popular subject in the university's computer science department, behind only machine learning.
LinkedIn says there are now 28 times as many people citing cryptocurrency skills on their profiles and 5.5 times as many people with bitcoin skills as there were in October 2013.
But how's it actually playing out in the workplace? That depends on whom you talk to.
SingularDTV, a blockchain entertainment studio, said it isn't necessarily prioritizing applicants with formal cryptocurrency education over those without.
"The biggest trait or skill we look for is high energy with a willingness to learn new things," said Chief Strategic Officer Shreesh Tiwari.
The company, which employs around 75 people globally, is expecting to "easily double" in size in the next 12 to 18 months.
Coinbase, on the other hand, is largely pleased by the change.
"As we hire new grads, they have a stronger base and a deeper understanding of what they'll do here and why," said Nathalie McGrath, director of people.
The digital currency marketplace currently employs just shy of 250 people and plans to "double in the next year," she said.
In addition, McGrath said it's great time for recent college graduates to apply.
"We're now in a place where we can hire new junior folks and we're equipped from a structural perspective to be able to mentor those individuals and provide a really good growth opportunity," McGrath said.