Written by Luis Paradela|Posted on December 19, 2022
Interest in blockchain development has been steadily growing as the digital distributed ledger technology finds use cases in not only the much-hyped cryptocurrency and NFT sectors, but also as a useful software tool for e-commerce, finance, logistics, entertainment, governance, and more. Companies across a variety of industries are investing in custom software development to create their own blockchain-based platforms to suit their business needs, and new developers are interested in learning how to code for blockchain specifically. In either case, which are the best blockchain programming languages to use?
Most blockchain development draws from the same knowledge of coding frameworks that underpin web and mobile app development. Each programming language has its own advantages and limitations and could be suited to different projects. In this article, we’ll take a look at what each of the best languages for blockchain development have to offer, starting with a notable coding language specialized in blockchain.
Anyone with even a passing interest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space has heard of Ethereum. It is often cited as the second most popular cryptocurrency, referring to its native ETH token, but Ethereum is much more than that. The Ethereum network serves as a platform for the development of decentralized apps (dApps). These applications form the basis of many of the most exciting blockchain use cases, such as DeFi, smart contracts, and NFTs.
The EVM supports not only Ethereum, but many other popular blockchains such as Polygon, Tron, Hedera, Avalanche, and others. This makes Solidity a very useful programming language across a wide range of different blockchain projects.
Solidity is the most popular programming language for smart contracts, but although it works well with many of the most popular blockchains on the market, it is not compatible with some others, such as Solana and Polkadot. For these projects, Rust is the coding language of choice. Even Ethereum uses Rust for some specific purposes.
Rust is a low-level programming language created to replace C++ for low-level systems development. It has been praised for its safety and performance and allows for the building of concurrent programs.
Blockchain is an exciting field in the software industry right now, and, depending on the type of project you want to build you may need developers with expertise in several different programming languages, as well as relevant skills such as UX/UI design, cybersecurity, and fintech experience.
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