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Introducing competitive coding in Blockchain


Competitive coding involves solving algorithmic problems within a time limit. Common platforms like Codeforces and LeetCode use mainstream programming languages. Blockchain-specific languages aren't integrated yet. For regular problems, optimize algorithms. For blockchain, grasp blockchain concepts and specific languages like Solidity for smart contracts. Dedicated platforms are needed for blockchain-related competitive coding.

In a groundbreaking move at the intersection of technology and gaming, DApp World has officially launched its much-anticipated platform, introducing competitive coding integrated with blockchain technology. This innovative fusion is set to redefine the landscape of both coding competitions and blockchain application development

Practice solidity problems

Competitive coding, also known as competitive programming, is a sport where participants compete to solve well-defined algorithmic and computational problems within a stipulated time frame. It involves designing efficient algorithms and implementing them to provide the correct and optimal solution for a given problem.

In competitive coding competitions, participants are typically given a set of problems, each with varying levels of difficulty. The goal is to solve as many problems as possible within the given time, optimizing for correctness, efficiency, and speed. Solutions are evaluated based on correctness, efficiency, and sometimes the speed of solving the problems.

Example Platforms for Competitive Coding:

  • Codeforces: Codeforces is a popular competitive coding platform that hosts regular contests and allows users to practice problems from various categories and difficulty levels. It has a vast community of competitive programmers and offers a rich problem set to hone algorithmic skills.
  • LeetCode: LeetCode is widely used for interview preparation and competitive coding practice. It offers a broad range of problems, including Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA), system design, and more. Many tech companies use LeetCode for screening potential candidates.

Lack of Blockchain Programming Languages in Current Platforms:

Mainstream competitive coding platforms do not focus on blockchain-specific programming languages. These platforms predominantly use standard programming languages such as C++, Java, Python, and others, which are more general-purpose and well-suited for traditional algorithmic problem-solving.

However, with the rise of blockchain technology and its increasing relevance, there's a growing need for a dedicated platform or integration that allows programmers to tackle competitive coding problems related to blockchain and its associated languages.

Approach for Normal DSA Questions vs. Blockchain Questions:

Normal DSA Questions:

For typical Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA) problems, the approach revolves around understanding and applying fundamental algorithms and data structures efficiently.

Emphasis is on optimizing time and space complexity to ensure the solution runs efficiently within the given constraints.

Strategies like divide and conquer, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, and more are crucial for solving these problems.

Blockchain Questions:

Solving problems related to blockchain requires understanding the core concepts of blockchain technology, distributed ledger systems, consensus algorithms, cryptography, and smart contracts.

Knowledge of specific blockchain programming languages such as Solidity (for Ethereum), Rust (for Substrate), or Go (for Hyperledger Fabric) becomes essential.

The approach should involve creating secure and efficient smart contracts, optimizing blockchain transactions, and addressing challenges unique to the blockchain space, such as scalability and consensus mechanisms.

Incorporating blockchain-specific problems into the competitive coding landscape requires a specialized platform or an extension to existing platforms, focusing on these distinct challenges and leveraging blockchain-specific languages and concepts.

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Ganesh Deshpande

Technical Lead, DApp World

Blockchain Developer
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