What is BlockChain?
The blockchain is that type of technology which allowed distribution of digital information without being copied by anyone in middle (Hacker). It was invented to create the cryptocurrency “Bitcoin” and online signature services more secure. As we can assume by its name a blockchain is a chain of blocks that contain information. This technique was originally described by a group of researchers in 1991 so that they can timestamp(a digital record of the time of occurrence of a particular event ) digital documents by which information can’t be changed.
It became popular because of its security. It won’t be unlikely and unconvincing to think of a future which will be built entirely on it. So, what do you need to learn in order to start developing on the blockchain? I will tell you! In this article, you will find the top best programming languages to learn for blockchain.
Best Programming languages for Blockchain
C++ is an object-oriented programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup in AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray hills, new jersey,u.s.a). It is one of the most popular object-oriented programming language based on OOPS concept. This language offers effective management of resources and great control over memory. Blockchain requires a number of users and miners to interact and operate systematically and simultaneously. So c++ helps them to achieve this goal. C++ creates applications that can not only coordinate between a number of endpoints but also process their interactions quickly. This is the reason why blockchain projects like Bitcoin and Ripple are well written in C++.
Java is also general purpose object-oriented programming language developed by James Gosling and Patrick Naughton. The main reason behind the popularity of Java is platform independence means it can run on any computer as long as the computer has (JRE) java runtime environment installed in it. Java is also very important to the world wide web. It is also now used in making simple and unable to change blockchains. This makes impossible for anyone to change the contents in a block after it has been verified and hashed. Any change in its content will produce a new “previousHash”, which will discourage the new block from being added to the chain.
Python is one of the simplest programming languages till now. It was first created by a Dutch programmer named Guido van Rossum in 1991. His primary goal was to create simple and easy language and he got successful in that. Python is the first preferred language for software and web development and even now by blockchain specialists.
Simplicity is a programming language created by Russel O’Connor claimed to be the easiest language for blockchain technology. It was basically designed for smart contracts on the blockchain. Simplicity also offers improved safety. That begins with type-safety. Solidity is an attempt to improve basic cryptocurrency languages like Bitcoin Script and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)etc. It also uses static analysis which is a technique that enables a universal algorithm to determine the cost of running any Simplicity program. O’Connor’s paper on Simplicity offers the first look at this new cryptocurrency language. Hoping the language will be included in the bitcoin after careful examination.
A solidity is a high-level contract based Programming language developed by Gavin wood. It is used for implementing smart contracts in various blockchain platforms. This language is easy to learn for new programmers as it also offers plenty of explanations on how its code works and much more. It is becoming very popular for now to those who are unfamiliar with other programming languages. The significant increase in the number of courses and resources is the direct indication regarding its popularity.