Getting Started With Blockchain Using JavaScript

Blockchain technology is one of the Top 5 Developer Trends of the Year 2018. This opens up many new opportunities for software developers. You can check out this article - Blockchain - An Unblocked Opportunity for Developers.

Many blockchain projects are open source and available on Github or on the project websites. Some of the most popular blockchain projects include Bitcoin Core, Ethereum, Ripple, NEO, Monero, Dash, NEM and several others. You have the choice to either fork an existing blockchain project or start your own new project.

Interestingly, blockchain applications can be built using various popular programming languages, such as C++, C#, JavaScript, and Python. JavaScript could be a good option for you. In this series, you will learn how to build a simple blockchain application using JavaScript.

Before going forward, let’s start with some basics of blockchain including what blocks are made of, how they are linked, what encryption means, and why blockchain is useful.

Here is a video that is the best in explaining the basics of blockchain and how blockchain works. In this video, Savjee has done a great job breaking everything down for starters.

While blockchain may be useful for some projects, not every application needs a blockchain. Check out if You Really Need A Blockchain.

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