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#44 Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts, Crypto change request deferred

Blockchain, DLT, SmartContracts, Crypto are topics I believe SFIA need to incorporate into the scheme without delays.

This was raised by Kraken Yu on the SFIA User Forum LinkedIn group

Current status of this request: deferred

What we decided

This was reviewed as part of SFIA 8 see SFIA and Blockchain — English (

  • Our working assumption is that "Blockchain" is a not an additional set of SFIA skills
  • It is best treated as the application of a new technology
  • Using the SFIA capability model - see graphic - we can identify many  SFIA skills which can be applied
  • People with these skills will need some new knowledge in Blockchain technologies
  • Some knowledge will be technical - e.g related to security, programming, APIs, data management
  • Other knowledge required will be commercial, business and industry focussed

What we changed

This was reviewed as part of SFIA 8

John Godsell
Oct 16, 2017 11:10 AM

What are the "skills" as opposed to the knowledge required?