U.S. Leads the World in Blockchain Developers – Report Could be Wrong

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Blockchain Country Statistics

In a recent report on China produced by Forkast news, there was a section which outlined the approximate number of the blockchain developers across the world by country and by top computer languages. This report was featured on Linkedin, which was where I came across it.

After looking through the numbers, there seems to be a lack of information for some of the Asian countries. Therefore, let’s take a look at what the report says are some of the top countries currently for blockchain developers, what computer languages most of them are using, and then talk about some of the countries I think should be on there.

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride.

Global Blockchain Developers

Thanks to Forkast, we have some information to dig into.

Surprisingly, the report seems to indicate the top countries with blockchain developers are:

  • United States with approximately 47 thousand developers
  • India with approximately 34 thousand developers
  • Switzerland with approximately 16 thousand developers
  • United Kingdom with approximately 10 thousand developers

The chart shows that a majority of blockchain developers use C# with the lowest amount of developers using Ruby.

For those interested, the chart shows that around 19 thousand people use solidity which is Ethereum’s main languages.

Report Seems Wrong

Oddly, the reports seems to claim that China has under 6 thousand blockchain developers which I find very hard to believe.

Additionally, Russia is not even mentioned in the report.

On the other hand, we have decent information to believe that there are a good amount of blockchain developers in countries like Korea (north and south), Singapore (due to favorable laws), and Japan due to all of the exchanges and companies head quartered there. None of these countries are even mentioned on the statistics which I found odd.

Also, we know Russia has a strong developer community that has been responsible for many suspicious activities around the world. We also know Vitalik has had numerous meetings with Putin and the Oligarchs have their hands in the mining industry and banking world to easily distribute and move their wealth. Clearly, there would be a number of developers to orchestrate and push this agenda even further to state backed stablecoins, public projects and for other purposes.

Clearly, most of this information is lacking or just not available due to political agendas, language barriers, or secrecy.

Let’s dig into this more.

Clearly, with the industry still in infancy stages, there is a strong disparity between who is a normal developer and who is considered a “blockchain developer”. We can safely assume there are plenty of blockchain developers around the world, but most of them may not classify themselves as purely blockchain developers leading to a further problems in the number of blockchain developers per country.

China Blockchain Developers

While this report seems to be sponsored by Linkedin, that is probably were most of the statistics came from. While Linkedin is in China, there is a clear reason why most Chinese developers (and others around the world) may not want to classify themselves as “blockchain” developers due to the potential issues with the government and historical problems.

With the recent dramatic cultural shift from outlawing crypto and frowning upon the blockchain industry for China, my suspicion is that we will see tens of thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of developers come out as blockchain developers in the next three to five years.

Right now, most of these developers are probably already working for the state, large corporations, and on private chains as well which is a another reason why most of the public industry is unaware of the mass of hidden talent.

Western Media

The language barrier between the west and the eastern world is another reason for the lack of information. Typically, China and Asian countries have very different media outlets than the western world. Therefore, there could be plenty of information that is currently unobtainable to the western world if not translated and sorted through for us to use as comparison tools and statistics.

Right now, there is a shift going on across the world that will take another 3 to 5 years to unfold. Over this time, we will probably see entire countries devoting resources to centralized stable coins, state run blockchain development teams, and extended research teams.

It is safe to say, there are probably thousands of blockchain developers out there in Asia that have yet to become apart of some statistic.