With cryptocurrencies taking the world by storm, you may be looking for a way to be part of this exciting new innovation. Before you begin, you need to understand the basics – it is important to familiarize yourself with the core concepts that are fundamental to the Blockchain system.
It is highly recommended that you understand how bitcoin works. Bitcoin is the most widespread, finest and one of the more elegant applications of the blockchain technology. It is also advisable that you read Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper of bitcoin.
You also need Hands-on experience in using any of the following (or similar) languages: Java, Golang, Rust, Scala, Haskell, Erlang, Python, C, C++, C#.
If you are interested in the technical aspects of how to create a fin-tech application on top of the Blockchain then you should definitely learn the ins and outs of cryptoeconomics. Most developers are usually well-versed in the “crypto” part of the equation but their knowledge of the “economics” part is extremely lacking.
Another and the most important thing that you can do as a budding blockchain professional is to constantly stay in the mix.
Go and join the Reddit forums, Gitbub pages, and StackExchange and connect with other developers and always be on the lookout for any news regarding the technology.
One of the hardest things about running or scaling any technology business is finding good developers especially when it comes to Blockchain. Everyone wants ninja engineers who can pull a rabbit out of a hat, but they are unicorns.
First of all, you need to specify what type of developers are you looking for. Saying “I am looking for a blockchain developer” is like saying “I am looking for an Internet developer”. Be more specific:
1) Are you building a blockchain from scratch? – Then you will need full stack developer. Think about the type of blockchain you would need: public, private, consortium?
2) Do you want to build an application running on top of a blockchain? – Then you would need Solidity devs (if we talk Ethereum).Furthermore, the dev should be familiar with following technologies: IPFS/Filecoin, Oracles, token models, state channels, etc.
So, this is an approximate roadmap for you and your journey to becoming a blockchain developer or hire a developer. This alone won’t be enough, of course, you will need to show your own initiative and always be in the mix. I wish you all the best on your journey!
Let’s collaborate. Nimisha is always interested in connecting with blockchain enthusiasts for future projects and events! Send us a brief idea for a project and how we can help you!
TheCryptostreet.com is funded and founded by Nimisha Jagasia and Himanshu Chopra. Nimisha and Himanshu built this while watching Warren Buffets Documentary and eating Nachos! Jokes aside, This is Nimisha’s ninth Tech platform and third Job website in 9 years.
Nimisha is a Tech Entrepreneur and has deep expertise in Blockchain Technology. When not dabbling in the Tech Space, Nimisha also promotes the sport of Field Hockey in Asia. Himanshu is a Sr. Oil & Gas Financial Analyst at a Fortune 500 Firm. He is also an expert Crypto Market Trader and Advisor.