The unprecedented rise of cryptocurrencies, and their underpinning blockchain technology, have taken the world by storm — from the humble beginnings of being an academic concept over a decade ago to current increased adoption in various industries.
The blockchain technology is receiving a lot of attention because of its ability to enhance security in trustless environments, enforce decentralization, and make processes efficient.
Traditionally, Python has been the de facto programming language for blockchain development. However, with the proliferation of this amazing technology, the development options have also increased — and Node.js has not been left behind.
In this tutorial, I’m going to talk about how to build a simple cryptocurrency blockchain in Node.js. It’s not going to be too fancy, but just sufficient to assist you to understand how a blockchain works.
I’ll call this simple cryptocurrency