The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. Smartphones and the internet have made data
abundant, ubiquitous and far more valuable. Modern algorithms can predict when a customer tends to buy, a car
needs servicing or a person is at risk of disease. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence techniques extract more value
from data. As individuals accumulate information which transforms into knowledge, entrepreneurs will want to
use and/or share that knowledge. It is the sharing of knowledge that needs a decentralized, autonomous mechanism
so that knowledge can be shared fairly amongst all peoples of the world, not just within corporations. Blockchain
technology gives us that mechanism. Blockchain is one of a kind decentralized technology and it is distributed as
well as a decentralized ledger. Blockchain is the answer to a lot of obstacles the world has to go through today.
Before today, nobody could think of transferring money from one account to another safely without any financial
institution in the middle, like a bank. Blockchain technology presents a radical and disruptive new way of
conducting all manner of transactions over the Internet. The advent of Bitcoin and the blockchain has brought a
lot of change to the world of finance even though the world economy was formerly run using fiat currencies. Introducing
the blockchain environment will actually enhance the economics because, in blockchain, all transactions are
recorded right from the manufacturer to the buyer. This paper explores the emerging landscape for blockchain
technology focusing on economics.
It comes as no surprise at the influx of younger adults continues to venture into the Blockchain space and innovate progressively. two questions keeps coming up during our community meetups , the first is obviously how to leverage quic gains in Cryptocurrency and the second most common question is, how does one become a Blockchain developer.
We had a quick session with John Oseni , who is 17 years old and is taking the Blockchian space by storm. He is leading development frontiers in Blockchain firms such as Sportrex and Coinratecap.
In talking development , there is no better person to help simplify what seems like a really complex topic than John Oseni.
Q1: To get us started, please tell us a little bit about yourself, your career trajectory into the business of driving market actions in the blockchain space and your work and walk-in Blockchain technology
My name is John Oseni, I am 17 years old. I was born and raised in Akure, Ondo state, I had my secondary education at Command Day Secondary school Akure.
My love for codes and development was birthed towards the end of 2020 and I ventured fully into codes and development in 2021.
I started with HTML and CSS before jumping into blockchain in 2021. I am proud to identify as Top 100 child prodigy’s in the world. I am Yoruba, from Akure in Ondo state.
I had a lot of support from people around me to go fully into the Blockchain space, which Is what I did exactly, when I am not writing codes, I am most definitely reading books.
Q2 – In plain words, what Does a Blockchain Developer Do?
There are different categories and levers in Blockchain technology. There are the Smart contract engineers, blockchain designers/developers, and the blockchain structural architects. Blockchain developers enable secure digital transactions by creating systems to record and store blockchain data in a way that prevents changes or hacks. They design secure blockchain technologies, develop application features and interfaces, and maintain client and server-side applications.
Q3: What is all the buzz around the iteration of the internet or the next generation of the internet, what is Web 3.0?
In my opinion, Web 3.0 is the “Future” as it has a fine infusion of security, backed with decentralization. Of course, Web 3.0 are powering complex frameworks such as the technology behind Blockchain and the metaverse.
Q4. Seeing you do amazing work in Blockchain has sparked a lot of conversation online, Twitter was in a frenzy discussing you and your talents and this had a lot of people wonder about venturing into Blockchain. How Does One Become a Blockchain Developer?
Thank you. My advice for anyone looking to delve into Blockchain development will be to start with web 2 programing languages. Phyton and viper are good examples. He or she must also have a crisp understanding of solidity. Blockchain developer training duration depends on the course and skills target. It takes from 3 months to 3 years depending on the course, where it is taught, whether you pursue it on a full-time or part-time basis and the intensity of training
Q5. What Kind of Mindset Do You Need to Become a Blockchain Developer?
The first thing for me will be every given developer has to come on board with a mindset of solving problems – especially solving problems in web 3.0
Q5. For Those Who Are Completely New to Programming and Development Why is Blockchain Important and Why Does it Matter?
Blockchain increases trust, security, transparency, and the traceability of data shared across a business network — and delivers cost savings with new efficiencies.
Q6. What are your thoughts on Web 5.0 as popularized by Jack Dorsey
Not much really, the technology space is very fast-paced and I think that Web 5.0 will not be any different. Maybe a replication might be more algorithmic in nature, but we are looking forward.
Q7. I often think out loud that those who master the future, seize the future, am I wrong to believe this, if yes, kindly share why?
You are absolutely right! When we gain mastery of the future, we gain deep insights that help challenge the status-quo, take Elon musk for example.
Q9. I like to end the session by stating that we have an active and engaged audience of over 16000+ young Africans in 20+ regions around Africa. For many, the belief that blockchain can liberate them out of poverty given a huge unemployment, others hold on to the hype and misinformation that largely exist in the space. How would you advise beginners who are looking to explore the space for opportunities?
To be successful in the blockchain space you need to have a well-defined road map. It has to be an intentional and conscious decision.
Q10. John, you are indeed a Rockstar, what do we expect to see from you in the coming days?
I believe in what the future holds. Young people looking at tech should get started, tech has no age barrier. Life in itself is a learning curve.