Most popular programming languages for Blockchain Development

We’re currently in the midst of a new burgeoning technology which is called Web 3.0 or Blockchain Technology.

Blockchain technology is very much in a nascent stage, however this disruptive technology has already managed to take the world by storm using Cryptocurrencies which is most popular application of Blockchain Technology.

If you’re a software developer or programmer, I’m sure you’ve heard of blockchain by now. If you’ve not heard of the blockchain, you must be living in a bubble. In this article, I will talk about the most popular programming language for blockchain development.

Some of the most popular programming language used to developed blockchains are C++, Java, C#, JavaScript, Go, Python, Ruby, and Solidity. Among these languages, solidity is the only new programming language designed to write Ethereum based smart contracts. Other languages are common and popular programming languages.  

Solidity — A new and simple programming language, which is popular amongst Ethereum developers, because it is the language which is used for developing Ethereum based smart contracts.

Java — A general-purpose programming language that is concurrent, object-oriented, and class-based programming language. Java is the most popular programming language and some of the popular blockchains support Java which are Ethereum, IOTA, NEM, Hyperledger Fabric, and NEO.

C# — An object-oriented language known to enable developers to build robust applications that run on the .NET Framework with at least 2M developers worldwide.

Following Blockchain are written in C#:

Stratis a Blockchain-as-a-Service provider backed by Microsoft, allows enterprises to build their own private blockchain systems.

NEO was written in C#, however it also supports a variety of programming languages such as Javascript, Java, Python, and Go.

Javascript — Often abbreviated as JS, this is a multi-paradigm language that supports event-driven, functional, and imperative programming styles. It is one of the most popular programming languages in the world and used by at least 10M developers worldwide.

Lisk’s SideChain Development Kit (SDK) is written in JavaScript and allows developers to build applications on top of Lisk’s blockchain platform.

C++ - This is the 4th most popular language among all the languages. There are more blockchain projects developed in C++ than any other language. Some of the popular blockchains developed in C++ are Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin, Monero, EOS, Stellar, and QTUM.

Go - Golang (GO language) is a new language developed by Google and it's gaining popularity. Some of the popular blockchains which supports GO are Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, and GoChain.

Python is the 2nd most popular programming language. Some of the popular blockchain which supports Python are Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Steem, and NEO.

Hopefully this article has provided you basic comparison between various blockchain and languages which can help you to start and dig more into that. If you have any doubts, please comment below, I would be happy to help you.

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