Dappros Crypto Study Shows USA #1 and India #2 for Number of Blockchain Developers
A UK-based blockchain consulting firm called Dappros recently released a study concerning the number of developers in India and in the United States who work with Ethereum. For instance, the study found that there are 12,509 developers in India who are working with Ethereum.
Keep in mind that the study may not have accurate ground. The figures are derived from open sources such as Linkedin. But in any event, if the figures are true, then it shows that there may be a deficient in skilled labor in India. CP Gurnani, the CEO of Tech Mahindra shared the sentiments put forth by Dappros. He stated that there is a “clear shortage” of competent blockchain developers worldwide and that “our present curriculum doesn’t allow for practicing much.”
His comments were published at the same time of news indicating that his company had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Telegana State Information Technology, which is part of the country’s Blockchain District.
Cryptocurrency in India is a contentious topic. The country has put efforts into suppressing the industry and it has also been quite inconsistent in its stance. In April 2018, the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, stated that it would like to discourage banks and other financial entities from conducting cryptocurrency-related transactions. Many then petitioned against the decision, even though it was not an official bank, but a policy decision.
This comes at a time where a non-profit organization in India reported that cryptocurrencies were illegal, even though official laws had not been passed.