During this fantastic time of discovery we are seeing people from all sectors of society researching, thinking and analysing where we are at and where are going with blockchain and crypto.
In this April 2017 report from academia, the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance set out the industry segments (as they see it) as being exchanges, wallets, payments and miners. The report provides a summary of the state of play, helpful background and explanatory material.
One interesting fact they present is that there are only 1,876 people working full-time in the cryptocurrency industry! This compared with est. over 6 million people working in the financial service sector (in 2015). So if you are in the crypto/blockchain space it is fair to say you are one of the early few.
The report can be found here.