Blockchain career tips
January 10, 2023
Blockchain is an exciting but vast field. If you want to start a career as a blockchain developer or in any other field related to blockchain, here are some tips that may do you good.
1. Find out what skills you need for the field you’ve chosen and start learning them. You may need to learn programming languages, databases, networking, cryptography, etc. You won’t fall asleep and be blessed with the knowledge, so get cracking!
2. It goes without saying, but you should invest in learning about blockchain. The nitty-gritty of it, the concepts, the terminologies related to the blockchain industry, etc. This is very important, and I doubt you’ll go very far without learning it first.
3. Learn cryptonomics. Cryptonomics is the combination of economics and cryptography. Strong cryptography protocols necessitate strong mathematical and computer science concepts. A blockchain network makes use of a number of cryptographic standards, such as RSA and hash functions. Understanding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether necessitates an understanding of both cryptography and economics.
4. Learn Solidity: Solidity is a programming language that is used to create smart contracts and execute business logic. There is a lot of learning involved, but you have to do what you have to do. And of course, learn about smart contracts. Here is what that is: A smart contract’s goal is to simplify the transaction process between parties by limiting the participation of a third party and reducing the additional costs involved.
5. Last but not least, get yourself a mentor and learn under that person. Volunteer or intern, do what you must, but get the hands-on experience you need that will put you on your way to becoming an authority in your field, and of course,
…believe in yourself. Your career will not be built in a day, just as Rome was not. Celebrate your wins and your failures because you get to learn from them. You can have it if you want it. Take a break for a day or two when you feel like you are drowning and do something different, but when you get back, give it your all.