Who should learn Blockchain?
What do you need to become a blockchain developer?
Build a token bridge There are some necessary things that you need to know if you want to pursue a career in blockchain or if you want to learn about this technology. If you have a basic understanding of computers and coding, this will help you understand blockchain concepts better. If you have a bachelor's degree in computer technology or related fields, then it's a good fit to pursue an opportunity in blockchain technology.
Companies currently hiring for blockchain are looking for candidates who know how to improvise current technology and come up with something new; this is only possible if you have complete technical knowledge.
You must be a developer
Basic understanding of programming such as Object Oriented Programming Language, flat and relational databases and procedural language will always be helpful to better understand blockchain. Therefore, having the knowledge of data structures, web development, and basic programming language is necessary to become a blockchain developer
You must learn about coding as it will help you to write efficient codes for blockchain. Also, an understanding of basic architectures like MVVM, MVC, Document-View Architecture, MVC, and Microservices will help you understand the difference between conventional and decentralized system.
Now to be in the field of blockchain, you must have the knowledge of the basic technology of it with the new concepts evolving in its ecosystem. Here are some skills you need to learn and have in-depth knowledge of to start a career in blockchain technology.
Distributed systems and networks
To understand blockchain technology, you need to start from the beginning. Blockchain technology is a distributed ledger, so an understanding of peer-to-peer networks is necessary. Also, you need to have knowledge about the blockchain consensus mechanism, which is the core of the blockchain. The most widely used blockchain consensus algorithm is Proof of Work (PoW) with bitcoin works, and the other is Proof of Stake (PoS).
Cryptography is the technology behind cryptocurrencies. So having the basic knowledge of Hash functions, good math skills and Block Ciphers will do wonders for you in this field.
As we know, Blockchain is a specific form of database, and the information is stored in the blocks where one block is connected to another. It is necessary to have the concept behind storing data in blockchain technology. Here, the database moves through the network called distributed ledger, and security is maintained with the help of cryptography. A blockchain developer must be aware of the practical operation of data structures such as linked lists, hash maps, graphs, search trees, etc.
Advanced Programming Language
With the basic knowledge of programming language, you should also be familiar with some advanced programming languages. A list of some is mentioned below-
Become a Blockchain developer
After acquiring the necessary development skill set, you need to know what kind of blockchain developer you want to become. You can be a blockchain software developer or be a blockchain developer . Let's explore what their basic roles and responsibilities are.
Blockchain Software Developer
They have to build applications that are based on the blockchain architecture and protocol. Blockchain Software Developer tends to create decentralized applications and web applications. They have to manage all front-end and back-end development.
Blockchain Software Developer Roles
Development of Smart Contracts
Development of backend and frontend designs for dApps
Supervising all the operation of the dApps stack
Core Blockchain Developer
These developers focus more on the core part of the blockchain technology, which includes the design of the consensus protocol, the security, and the architecture of the blockchain technology.
Core Blockchain Developer Features
Design Blockchain Protocols
Consensus algorithm that designs and manages network security
Design Blockchain Network Architecture
Entire Network Supervision
Knowledge of Smart Contracts
To automate the transaction, smart contracts are used in blockchain technology. Smart contracts augment the capabilities of the blockchain without any central authority. Software developers need to audit and optimize smart contracts. It is essential to know the possibilities of execution of smart contracts. As a blockchain developer, make sure to execute smart contracts only when they are expected. Smart contracts are created when there are specific conditions and as soon as the particular condition is achieved, the transaction is processed automatically.
EOS: This platform supports applications on an industrial scale. Also, it has more scalability and faster transaction speed like ethereum. So the application of EOS is also widely spread through the blockchain ecosystem.
NEO: This blockchain platform is not limited to one programming language. Therefore, a beginner programmer with knowledge of basic programming language can easily get hands-on experience on this blockchain platform. For example, developing dAapps in NEO, you can use JAVA and C#.
Understanding blockchain security
Therefore, it is very essential for developers to know the basic details about these terms. The blockchain security framework is necessary for every platform and application development.