Can't decide between Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric?

It’s a type of question we get a lot at B9lab from aspiring blockchain developers…

  • Which of the B9lab blockchain developer courses should I start with?

  • Which protocol should I specialise in?

  • Which blockchain stack is more suited to my career path?

Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric are two of the leading platforms in the blockchain space, yet each has a very different vision when it comes to use cases and applications. 

Ethereum is a public or permissionless blockchain that is more suited to developing B2C or open-source applications, whereas Hyperledger Fabric is a private or permissioned blockchain protocol designed for more business-oriented applications in industrial sectors like supply chain, healthcare and banking.

If you are thinking about which one to start with as you embark on your blockchain developer career, it helps to imagine where you might see yourself working once you've finished with your course. 

Do you imagine yourself working in a large institution or multinational corporation that is rolling out large-scale, enterprise blockchain projects? Hyperledger Fabric might be the best choice for you. Perhaps you are more into the startup scene or want to experiment by creating new blockchain applications for consumers? Ethereum is probably the best way to go.

For the eternally undecided or those seeking a balanced and well-rounded foundation to springboard their blockchain career, we usually recommend starting with the more complex stack (Ethereum Developer Course) and then complementing that knowledge by following up with Hyperledger Fabric Developer Course

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