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Jason C. McDonald • Edited on

Here's the key phrase in what you just said: "...regardless of the hype..."

That's the key difference. It's definitely a good addition to your skill set. Blockchain has valid uses.

Ultimately, the fact it's a fad shouldn't be a reason to ignore a technology any more than it should be a reason to use it. When it comes to using a technology, we should know why; when it comes to learning a technology, we need only a desire to learn it based on our interests, existing skills, or industry sector.

In other words, if the only reason you wanted to learn blockchain was "because it's popular," I'd say it was pretty clear it would be a waste of your time. But since you have a personal interest ("curious") and believe it would be useful in your industry sector ("good addition to my skill set"), that is more than enough reason to learn anything.

Do note, "Because I'm curious" was not one of the answers I listed earlier as an indicator that learning isn't worth it. Curiosity is a valid motivator. I learned FORTRAN purely because I was curious.