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BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER


“The blockchain is the financial challenge of our time. It is going to change the way that our financial world operates.”

- Blythe Masters



BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER
CAREER AS A BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER

Blockchain developers are the IT experts who deal with blockchain technology and are in charge of the relevant activities, including creating smart contracts and establishing blockchain protocols.




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Who is a blockchain developer?


Blockchain developers are the IT experts who deal with blockchain technology and are in charge of the relevant activities, including creating smart contracts and establishing blockchain protocols. Furthermore, Blockchain Developers can be majorly classified into two types- Blockchain Software Developer and Core Blockchain Developer.




What is the role of a blockchain developer?


Core Blockchain Developer:

  • Design the Blockchain protocols and consensus protocols.

  • Design & monitor the network architecture

  • Implement various blockchain features & functionality, etc.

Blockchain Software Developer:

  • Develops APIs for blockchain integration

  • Develop the frontend & backend of Decentralized Applications

  • Develop & Implement Smart Contracts, etc.


What is the basic qualification required to become a blockchain developer?



One must have a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology. For a master’s, one can go for MTech in computer science.



What are the top universities in India available to become a blockchain developer?


  • IIIT Bangalore

  • IITs

  • NITs

  • VIT

  • DTU


What are the top universities abroad available to become a blockchain developer?


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Cornell University.

  • The University of Oxford.

  • University of Nicosia.

  • The National University of Singapore.

  • Princeton University.

  • The University of California, Berkeley.

  • Duke University.


What are the entrance exams available to become a blockchain developer?


  • JEE mains

  • JEE advance

  • IISER

  • GATE


What are the skills required to become a blockchain developer?


Tech skills:

  • Programming Languages: one is required to learn the programming concepts

  • Data Structures: one is required to command the Data Structure concepts as well

  • Databases & Networking: you’re also required to have some fundamental knowledge of Databases & Networking concepts

  • Cryptography: Cryptography is one of the must-have technical skills to become a Blockchain Developer.

  • have a sound knowledge of Blockchain architecture and understand the concepts like Consensus, Hash functions, Distributed ledger technology,

  • Learn about Cryptonomicon

  • Get Knowledge of Ethereum and DApps


What is the average salary of a blockchain developer?

The average salary for a Blockchain Developer in India is 7 Lakhs per year (₹60k per month).

What are the pros and cons of blockchain technology?


Pros:

  • Low cost of operation

  • No single point of failure

  • Improved security

  • Faster transactions

Cons:

  • Security concerns

  • High cost

  • Competitiveness

  • scalability




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