How to start learning Blockchain Technology?

In this article, we'll discuss how you can start learning Blockchain technology, one of the highest demanded skills in the technology industry.

Blockchain tech is one of the leading technologies that has transformed the industries through its unique algorithm and secure network. Being a comparatively latest technological addition, there are not many that know how to work on it, which is why individuals are rewarded with handsome salary packages and benefits if they know these skills. The Blockchain tech was introduced to us over a decade ago with the Bitcoin news, and today, it is used in all shores of lifelike app development, etc.

Blockchain is managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication & validating new blocks. It is an excellent time for you to learn one of the most demanding skill in the market during this time of quarantine. Here’s how you can begin learning Blockchain technology at home


What is Blockchain? 

Blockchain refers to a growing list of records, known as blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each record contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block along with a timestamp and transaction data. Blockchain tech is an open, distributed ledger that records transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.

Note: Bitcoin and Blockchain are two separate things. Blockchain is the technology used by Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, while Blockchain is the building block. 


Steps to Learn the Basics of Blockchain:

1. Basic Understanding of Programing

One of the apparent requirement of learning Blockchain is to have a basic understanding of programing like Object Oriented Programing Language, flat, rational database, and procedural language. It will assist and make it easier for you to understand Blockchain if you know the above.

What more to learn:

  • Data Structure
  • MVVM, MVC, Document-View Architecture, MVC, and Microservices
  • C, C++ or JavaScript


2. Learn Solidity & Hyperledger

Ethreum uses Solidity as its language, which is similar to languages like C++ and Javascript, and plays a vital role in writing smart contracts. You must gain an understanding of Hyperledger tools and projects like Hyperledger Fabric & Composer. 


3. Master Solidity Codes

There are multiple layers that you need to master step by step while learning Solidity language. Here are some tools that are used to create Solidity smart contracts:

a) Variables 

Variables are used for storing information or data on the Blockchain. Here are some types of variables:

  • Booleans: Booleans, used as bool as the keyword, are used to store the information that is True or False.
  • Integers: Integers are used to store the information in the form of a number. The keyword for integers is int for regular integers that are either positive or negative and uint for unsigned integers that are only positive.
  • Addresses: Addresses are used for storing Ethereum addresses, each Ethereum having a unique address of its own. The keyword used for addresses is address.
  • Strings: Strings (keyword strings) are used to store text information. 


b) Functions

A function is used to perform a specific job. It might use information from variables to create new information. The keyword function is used to use it in Solidity. 


c) Structs

Structs are used to place variables in groups or groups. 


Here is some basic learning process that you’ll go through while learning the Blockchain technology as a beginner. However, once you get the grip of the basics, you move ahead to master the language to become a successful Blockchain developer. But keep in mind that it requires a lot of hard work, practice, and patience.

Saumya Uniyal
Saumya Uniyal
Saumya describes herself as a writer with words running down her veins as phrases follow her down every path she walks on. The Journalism student is on a constant never-ending quest for finding her next best vacation. You can also spot her sipping coffee while solving puzzles at endearing cafes and bars.

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