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How to become a Blockchain Developer?

Blockchain Developer:

What do they do?

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Blockchain Developers are the Programmers who create applications for Blockchain. They handle the entire life-cycle of a blockchain application, which means that he/she will be responsible for the research as well as the execution of the application. They create the whole architecture of the blockchain system, make smart contracts and optimize the protocols.

Types of Blockchain Developer :

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There are two types of Blockchain Developer:

  1. Blockchain Core Developer: Developers who works on designing the network architecture of the whole system such as, consensus(Working rules) protocols ,etc.
  2. Blockchain Software Developer: Developers who builds decentralised applications with the help of blockchain network system.

In this blog, We are going to talk all about Blockchain Software Developer as the demand of it is at the highest at this moment. Today, It is one of the fastest growing skill-sets with jobs in this domain growing at a huge rate of 2,000-6,000%.

Average Salary of a Blockchain Developer :

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As the demand of Blockchain Developer is increasing, the salaries of Blockchain Developers are 50-100% higher than other conventional developer jobs.

Salary range in India: Rs. 5,00,000-30,00,000 LPA
Salary range in US: $120,000-$200,000 annually.

Skills required to become a Blockchain Developer:

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Blockchain Software Architecture can be categorised in 4 categories, such as:

  1. FrontEnd
  2. BackEnd
  3. Smart Contracts
  4. Databases

FrontEnd:
Here are the FrontEnd programming languages, which you should know to be a successful blockchain developer-

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript

These 3 are the basic programming languages that you should know, but to become a more advanced and efficient blockchain developer, learning React.js or Angular.js will be great.

BackEnd:
There are many backend technologies which you can learn or which you know, that is applicable in blockchain development. As a personal choice , I use “Node.js” as my primary backend technology.

Smart Contracts:
Smart Contracts are simply programs stored on a blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met. They are typically used to automate agreement so that all participants can know the outcome immediately, without any intermediary’s involvement. To Write a smart contract, We have to know-

  1. Solidity or,
  2. Vyper

Database:
For database, Its always better to know both MySQL and NoSQL(MongoDB)

These are the basic skills you should learn to become a blockchain-developer. Besides these, in any programming languages you should learn the OOPS concepts perfectly to be a better developer.

Extras which makes you a better Blockchain developer:

There are some topics which you can learn as an extra knowledge besides the basic requirements, to become a better blockchain developer. They are –

  1. What is HyperLedger?
  2. What is IPFS?
  3. About Cryptography.
  4. What is Truffle?
  5. What are NFTs?
  6. What is DeFi?
  7. Lastly, What is a GETH?

Resources to learn the skills:

If you are an Indian, there is one youtube channel which I absolutely recommend you to check out for all his blockchain tutorials. This blog is also inspired from his videos: Code Eater (Click here)- Youtube Channel.

I started learning about Blockchain Development from a youtube Channel called “Dapp-University“(Click here)

Youtube Video – freeCodeCamp

Also, there are many Udemy Courses you can enroll to as well.

Documentation links:
Visit this Website : Dapp University

Solidity Docs – Click here

Ethereum Docs – Click here

Conclusion:

This is kind of a roadmap to become a blockchain developer, only if you are interested. I wrote this blog just to make someone’s life easier because resources and knowledge about blockchain, on internet is very less and unclear. So, I researched hard about everything and found the best resources about blockchain that I can provide you with full Confidence.

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“Blockchain is gonna rule this digital world by 2026-2030, So learn the skills as soon as possible. You are never late to learn anything. Learning this technology, is the best investment you can make right now”
– Richard Warepam

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