Worldwide Blockchain and Web3 Developers Statistics 2023

“Developers are the new kingmakers”

– Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio.

“Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think”

– Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple.

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads”

– Jeff Hammerbacher, former Facebook Lead Executive.

The role of software developers in the IT industry is highly coveted, and their skills are in constant demand. As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, software developers are crucial in creating and implementing innovative solutions. One such example is blockchain technology, which has gained widespread adoption due to its transparency and security. However, as technology is still in its early stages, there is a need for constant refinement and adaptation to make it more effective for human welfare. As a result, the demand for blockchain developers is expected to remain high, as they possess the expertise required to develop and improve this cutting-edge technology. In conclusion, the dynamic nature of the technology industry ensures that software developers will continue to be highly sought-after, especially in fields such as blockchain where constant innovation is necessary to meet evolving needs.

In recent years, we have focused our analytics efforts on understanding the changing needs of the technology industry. As part of this research, we have compiled a table that highlights the number of software developers across the world and compared these figures with other countries. To provide a more accurate representation, we ranked the countries based on their population size. This data analysis has allowed us to identify countries where software development is highly concentrated, and where the demand for specific skills such as blockchain development may be the strongest. By examining this information, we can better understand the global market for blockchain software developers and provide insights to businesses seeking to expand their talent pool or find new opportunities for growth.

Table 1: Blockchain (web3) developers worldwide by country (absolute numbers)

NoCountryBlockchainEthereumHyperledgerSolidityNFTWeb3 & Web3.jsCountry Population
1United States of America6,4931,5452801,9021,0771,031331,002,651
2India5,4691,9156602,2866579791,380,004,385
3United Kingdom of Great Britain 1,4592745831716214467,886,011
4Canada1,2293546440723124537,742,154
5Pakistan1,13242373541270269220,892,340
6France1,0572335934918512165,273,511
7Nigeria94018116296119135206,139,589
8Vietnam866171273271179697,338,579
9Germany86220563223698483,783,942
10Spain7912097927310110346,754,778
11Türkiye69010320237818784,339,067
12Singapore65714524192112865,850,342
13Italy6479519145845960,461,826
14China581991711560571,439,323,776
15Netherlands5709531110443317,134,872
16United Arab Emirates5331684619493959,890,402
17Brazil528140411888377212,559,417
18South Korea5076911108663051,269,185
19Australia49910015111565025,499,884
20Iran (Islamic Republic of)4989410171396083,992,949
21Ukraine4981149197588543,733,762
22Poland40912314169585637,846,611
23Switzerland37073128837248,654,622
24Argentina3598610167475245,195,774
25Russian Federation35867671013438145,934,462
26Hong Kong34367119464477,509,000
27Thailand3056618130523669,799,978
28Indonesia2963811812839273,523,615
29Japan2648691057467126,476,461
30Portugal257751196323910,196,709
31Taiwan21747666291923,816,775
32Philippines208388521929114,963,588
33Malaysia202431360363332,365,999
34Romania19847777303719,237,691
35Serbia1986899437478,737,371
36Israel1803625012138,655,535
37Belgium16640163481411,589,623
38Mexico166454562416128,932,753
39Bulgaria1644728412216,948,445
40Bangladesh157335422319164,689,383
41Kenya1503674672553,771,296
42South Africa14929530141559,308,690
43Colombia13023643121550,882,891
44Sweden12931439171310,099,265
45Ireland1112273514114,937,786
46Tunisia111471053141811,818,619
47Egypt101201126914102,334,404
48Austria95186171049,006,398
49Morocco94173284936,910,560
50Georgia932444017223,989,167
51Czechia9219228121010,708,981
52Greece9125837101210,423,054
53Nepal882734181529,136,808
54Slovenia7518226692,078,938
55Saudi Arabia73196234634,813,871
56Kazakhstan6880283618,776,707
57New Zealand6615415344,822,233
58Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of6210032111228,435,940
59Croatia602022911144,105,267
60Estonia60100188111,326,535
61Denmark5912013495,792,202
62Hungary59153215149,660,351
63Armenia581703111142,963,243
64Finland5712418785,540,720
65Latvia54271311071,886,198
66Belarus5010217389,449,323
67Ghana496162231,072,940
68Cyprus4894221081,207,359
69Norway4715115775,421,241
70Chile427464319,116,201
71Costa Rica42625435,094,118
72Lithuania429010772,722,289
73Malta4271946441,543
74Lebanon417014746,825,445
75Peru3492144432,971,854
76Uruguay3211117773,473,730
77Uganda297181545,741,007
78Algeria254081243,851,044
79Cameroon254174526,545,863
80Bosnia and Herzegovina238312233,280,819
81Luxembourg2262224625,978
82Slovakia22505225,459,642
83United Republic of Tanzania222010259,734,218
84North Macedonia21619352,083,374
85Ecuador205153417,643,054
86Jordan205352410,203,134
87Cambodia191032216,718,965
88Azerbaijan170051010,196,709
89Republic of Moldova1750111754,033,963
90Ethiopia1471644114,963,588
91Côte D’Ivoire132033126,378,274
92Lao People’s Democratic Republic13508887,275,560
93Cuba123233011,326,616
94Montenegro1240312628,066
95Zimbabwe125152014,862,924
96Madagascar111120127,691,018
97Panama11001214,314,767
98Qatar11214022,881,053
99Rwanda111062412,952,218
100Uzbekistan112152333,469,203
101El Salvador10112106,486,205
102Albania9403212,877,797
103Bolivia (Plurinational State of)93030011,673,021
104Iraq91020140,222,493
105Kuwait9102314,270,571
106Sri Lanka9121198921,413,249
107Afghanistan81050238,928,346
108Andorra84211177,265
109Guatemala81000017,915,568
110Honduras8102019,904,607
111Kyrgyzstan8104126,524,195
112Liechtenstein81011038,128
113Mongolia8101203,278,290
114Benin73030112,123,200
115Dominican Republic72010010,847,910
116Mauritius7001001,271,768
117Myanmar62110154,409,800
118Nicaragua6212026,624,554
119Oman6000005,106,626
120Sudan64040243,849,260
121Namibia5102012,540,905
122Barbados410100287,375
123Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo)41110089,561,403
124Iceland400001341,243
125Jamaica4101002,961,167
126Kosovo4102021,932,774
127Monaco40000139,242
128Senegal40001016,743,927
129Burkina Faso30110020,903,273
130Libya3101016,871,292
131Palestinian Authority3101115,101,414
132Syrian Arab Republic31010017,500,658
133Zambia30000018,383,955
134Angola20000032,866,272
135Bahamas210000393,244
136Bahrain2001011,701,575
137Botswana2000002,351,627
138Cabo Verde211001555,987
139Chad20010016,425,864
140Mozambique20000031,255,435
141Saint Vincent and the Grenadines200000110,940
142San Marino2000033,931
143Seychelles20000098,347
144Trinidad and Tobago2000001,399,488
145Belize100000397,628
146Bhutan100000771,608
147Brunei Darussalam100000437,479
148Republic of the Congo11110089,561,403
149Dominica10000071,986
150Eswatini1000001,160,164
151Fiji110000896,445
152Gabon1000002,225,734
153Gambia (Republic of The)1000002,416,668
154Guyana100000786,552
155Haiti11010111,402,528
156Lesotho1000002,142,249
157Malawi10000019,129,952
158Maldives100000540,544
159Niger10000124,206,644
160North Korea10000025,778,816
161Paraguay1000007,132,538
162Saint Kitts and Nevis10000053,199
163Sao Tome and Principe100000219,159
164Somalia10000015,893,222
165Tajikistan1000009,537,645
166Togo1000008,278,724
167Vanuatu100000307,145
168Yemen10000029,825,964
169Antigua and Barbuda00000097,929
170Burundi00000011,890,784
171Central African Republic0000004,829,767
172Comoros000000869,601
173Djibouti000000988,000
174Equatorial Guinea0000001,402,985
175Eritrea0000003,546,421
176Grenada000000112,523
177Guinea00000013,132,795
178Guinea Bissau0000001,968,001
179Kiribati000000119,449
180Liberia0000005,057,681
181Mali00000020,250,833
182Marshall Islands00000059,190
183Mauritania0000004,649,658
184Micronesia (Federated States of)000000115,023
185Nauru00000010,824
186Palau00000018,094
187Papua New Guinea0000008,947,024
188Saint Lucia000000183,627
189Samoa000000198,414
190Sierra Leone0000007,976,983
191Solomon Islands000000686,884
192South Sudan00000011,193,725
193Suriname000000586,632
194Timor-Leste0000001,318,445
195Tonga000000105,695
196Turkmenistan0000006,031,200
197Tuvalu00000011,792
Table 1: Blockchain and Web3 developers worldwide, 2023 (absolute numbers)

Graphical representation of the above data

Web3 developers worldwide
<strong>Figure 1 Blockchain and Web3 developers worldwide in 2023<strong> <strong>absolute numbers<strong>

After obtaining the absolute numbers per country, we proceeded to calculate the relative numbers, specifically the ratio of blockchain developers to a country’s population. Similarly to our 2018 and 2020 reports, this has offered interesting yet not very surprising results, showing which countries seem to attract most of the blockchain / web3 talent:

Table 2: Blockchain developers worldwide by country (relative to population)

NoCountryCountry populationBlockchain Developers per 100K population
1Liechtenstein38,12821
2Singapore5,850,34211
3Andorra77,26510
4Monaco39,24210
5Malta441,54310
6San Marino33,9316
7United Arab Emirates9,890,4025
8Hong Kong7,509,0005
9Estonia1,326,5355
10Switzerland8,654,6224
11Cyprus1,207,3594
12Slovenia2,078,9384
13Luxembourg625,9784
14Netherlands17,134,8723
15Canada37,742,1543
16Latvia1,886,1983
17Portugal10,196,7093
18Bulgaria6,948,4452
19Georgia3,989,1672
20Serbia8,737,3712
21Ireland4,937,7862
22United Kingdom of Great Britain 67,886,0112
23Israel8,655,5352
24Seychelles98,3472
25United States of America331,002,6512
26Armenia2,963,2432
27Australia25,499,8842
28Montenegro628,0662
29Saint Kitts and Nevis53,1992
30Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,9402
31Spain46,754,7782
32France65,273,5112
33Lithuania2,722,2892
34Croatia4,105,2671
35Belgium11,589,6231
36Barbados287,3751
37Dominica71,9861
38New Zealand4,822,2331
39Sweden10,099,2651
40Iceland341,2431
41Ukraine43,733,7621
42Italy60,461,8261
43Austria9,006,3981
44Romania19,237,6911
45Germany83,783,9421
46Finland5,540,7201
47Denmark5,792,2021
48North Macedonia2,083,3741
49South Korea51,269,1851
50Tunisia11,818,6191
51Uruguay3,473,7301
52Taiwan23,816,7751
53Vietnam97,338,5791
54Greece10,423,0541
55Norway5,421,2411
56Czechia10,708,9811
57Costa Rica5,094,1181
58Türkiye84,339,0671
59Argentina45,195,7741
60Bosnia and Herzegovina3,280,8191
61Malaysia32,365,9991
62Hungary9,660,3511
63Lebanon6,825,4451
64Iran (Islamic Republic of)83,992,9491
65Mauritius1,271,7681
66Belarus9,449,3231
67Pakistan220,892,3401
68Bahamas393,2441
69Sao Tome and Principe219,1590
70Nigeria206,139,5890
71Thailand69,799,9780
72Republic of Moldova4,033,9630
73Slovakia5,459,6420
74India1,380,004,3850
75Qatar2,881,0530
76Kazakhstan18,776,7070
77Cabo Verde555,9870
78Vanuatu307,1450
79Albania2,877,7970
80Nepal29,136,8080
81Kenya53,771,2960
82Colombia50,882,8910
83Panama4,314,7670
84Morocco36,910,5600
85Belize397,6280
86South Africa59,308,6900
87Brazil212,559,4170
88Russian Federation145,934,4620
89Mongolia3,278,2900
90Brunei Darussalam437,4790
91Chile19,116,2010
92Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of28,435,9400
93Kuwait4,270,5710
94Saudi Arabia34,813,8710
95Japan126,476,4610
96Kosovo1,932,7740
97Namibia2,540,9050
98Jordan10,203,1340
99Maldives540,5440
100Philippines114,963,5880
101Lao People’s Democratic Republic7,275,5600
102Azerbaijan10,196,7090
103Ghana31,072,9400
104El Salvador6,486,2050
105Poland37,846,6110
106Trinidad and Tobago1,399,4880
107Jamaica2,961,1670
108Bhutan771,6080
109Mexico128,932,7530
110Guyana786,5520
111Kyrgyzstan6,524,1950
112Bahrain1,701,5750
113Oman5,106,6260
114Cambodia16,718,9650
115Ecuador17,643,0540
116Fiji896,4450
117Indonesia273,523,6150
118Cuba11,326,6160
119Peru32,971,8540
120Egypt102,334,4040
121Bangladesh164,689,3830
122Cameroon26,545,8630
123Nicaragua6,624,5540
124Eswatini1,160,1640
125Botswana2,351,6270
126Rwanda12,952,2180
127Honduras9,904,6070
128Zimbabwe14,862,9240
129Bolivia (Plurinational State of)11,673,0210
130Dominican Republic10,847,9100
131Uganda45,741,0070
132Palestinian Authority5,101,4140
133Benin12,123,2000
134Algeria43,851,0440
135Côte D’Ivoire26,378,2740
136Lesotho2,142,2490
137Gabon2,225,7340
138Guatemala17,915,5680
139Libya6,871,2920
140Sri Lanka21,413,2490
141Gambia (Republic of The)2,416,6680
142China1,439,323,7760
143Madagascar27,691,0180
144United Republic of Tanzania59,734,2180
145Uzbekistan33,469,2030
146Senegal16,743,9270
147Iraq40,222,4930
1Afghanistan38,928,3460
2Syrian Arab Republic17,500,6580
3Zambia18,383,9550
4Burkina Faso20,903,2730
5Paraguay7,132,5380
6Sudan43,849,2600
7Ethiopia114,963,5880
8Chad16,425,8640
9Togo8,278,7240
10Myanmar54,409,8000
11Tajikistan9,537,6450
12Haiti11,402,5280
13Mozambique31,255,4350
14Somalia15,893,2220
15Angola32,866,2720
16Malawi19,129,9520
17Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo)89,561,4030
18Niger24,206,6440
19North Korea25,778,8160
20Yemen29,825,9640
21Republic of the Congo89,561,4030
22Antigua and Barbuda97,9290
23Burundi11,890,7840
24Central African Republic4,829,7670
25Comoros869,6010
26Djibouti988,0000
27Equatorial Guinea1,402,9850
28Eritrea3,546,4210
29Grenada112,5230
30Guinea13,132,7950
31Guinea Bissau1,968,0010
32Kiribati119,4490
33Liberia5,057,6810
34Mali20,250,8330
35Marshall Islands59,1900
36Mauritania4,649,6580
37Micronesia (Federated States of)115,0230
38Nauru10,8240
39Palau18,0940
40Papua New Guinea8,947,0240
41Saint Lucia183,6270
42Samoa198,4140
43Sierra Leone7,976,9830
44Solomon Islands686,8840
45South Sudan11,193,7250
46Suriname586,6320
47Timor-Leste1,318,4450
48Tonga105,6950
49Turkmenistan6,031,2000
50Tuvalu11,7920
Table 2: Blockchain and web3 developers by country, 2023, relative to population

Our visualization of the above data (below) shows clearly it is a limited ‘club’ of countries where blockchain developers and entrepreneurs seem to strive the most.

Blockchain developer population
<strong>Figure 2Blockchain developers est per 100K population 2023<br><strong>

Solidity developers in 2023

Solidity is a popular programming language used for creating smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. It is a specialized skill that requires knowledge of blockchain technology and programming expertise. Here are the top 20 countries for Solidity developers compare to its population :

NoCountrySolidity Developer per 100K populationCountry Population
1Singapore35,850,342
2Liechtenstein338,128
3Malta2441,543
4United Arab Emirates29,890,402
5Cyprus21,207,359
6Latvia21,886,198
7Estonia11,326,535
8Andorra177,265
9Hong Kong17,509,000
10Slovenia12,078,938
11Bulgaria16,948,445
12Canada137,742,154
13Serbia18,737,371
14Armenia12,963,243
15Switzerland18,654,622
16Georgia13,989,167
17Portugal110,196,709
18Ireland14,937,786
19Croatia14,105,267
20Netherlands117,134,872
Table 3 – Solidity developers worldwide by country (relative to population)

Here are the top 20 countries for Solidity developers in absolute numbers based on our data:

NoCountrySolidityCountry Population
1India22861,380,004,385
2United States of America1902331,002,651
3Pakistan541220,892,340
4Canada40737,742,154
5France34965,273,511
6Vietnam32797,338,579
7United Kingdom of Great Britain 31767,886,011
8Nigeria296206,139,589
9Spain27346,754,778
10Türkiye23784,339,067
11Germany22383,783,942
12Ukraine19743,733,762
13United Arab Emirates1949,890,402
14Singapore1925,850,342
15Brazil188212,559,417
16Iran (Islamic Republic of)17183,992,949
17Poland16937,846,611
18Argentina16745,195,774
19Italy14560,461,826
20Thailand13069,799,978
Table 4 : Solidity developers worldwide by country (absolute numbers)

NFT developers in 2023

Top 10 Countries of NFT ratio of developers to the population

NoCountryNFT Developer per 100K populationcountries population
1Liechtenstein338,128
2Singapore25,850,342
3Andorra177,265
4United Arab Emirates19,890,402
5Malta1441,543
6Hong Kong17,509,000
7Cyprus11,207,359
8Canada137,742,154
9Estonia11,326,535
10Latvia11,886,198
Table 5 NFT developers worldwide by country (relative to population)

Top 20 countries of Absolute numbers of Developers

NoCountryNFTcountries population
1United States of America1,077331,002,651
2India6571,380,004,385
3Pakistan270220,892,340
4Canada23137,742,154
5France18565,273,511
6United Kingdom of Great Britain16267,886,011
7Nigeria119206,139,589
8Vietnam11797,338,579
9Singapore1125,850,342
10Spain10146,754,778
11United Arab Emirates939,890,402
12Italy8460,461,826
13Brazil83212,559,417
14Türkiye8184,339,067
15Japan74126,476,461
16Germany6983,783,942
17South Korea6651,269,185
18Hong Kong647,509,000
19China601,439,323,776
20Poland5837,846,611
Table 6 NFT developers worldwide by country (absolute numbers)

Web3.js developers in 2023

The ratio of individuals working as Web3.Js Developers to the overall population

NoCountryWeb3.Js Developer per 100K populationCountry Population
1Monaco339,242
2Singapore15,850,342
3Malta1441,543
4Andorra177,265
5United Arab Emirates19,890,402
6Estonia11,326,535
7Cyprus11,207,359
8Canada137,742,154
9Luxembourg1625,978
10Hong Kong17,509,000
11Georgia13,989,167
12Serbia18,737,371
Table 7 Web3.js developers worldwide by country (relative to population)

Total Number of Web3.Js Developers

NoCountryWeb3.jsCountry Population
1United States of America1,031331,002,651
2India9791,380,004,385
3Pakistan269220,892,340
4Canada24537,742,154
5United Kingdom of Great Britain14467,886,011
6Nigeria135206,139,589
7France12165,273,511
8Spain10346,754,778
9Vietnam9697,338,579
10United Arab Emirates959,890,402
11Türkiye8784,339,067
12Singapore865,850,342
13Ukraine8543,733,762
14Germany8483,783,942
15Brazil77212,559,417
16Japan67126,476,461
17Iran (Islamic Republic of)6083,992,949
18Italy5960,461,826
19China571,439,323,776
20Poland5637,846,611
Table 8 Web3.js developers worldwide by country (absolute numbers)

Conclusion

The blockchain industry and Web3 trends have continued to evolve rapidly over the past few years, with thousands of developers working on projects in this space. However, the distribution of talent in this field is currently uneven, with certain countries boasting more developers than others.

At the same time, the United States and India remain the top countries in terms of the absolute number of blockchain developers in 2023. This is not surprising, given the large population and tech talent pool in these countries. The US is home to many of the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, while India has a thriving tech startup scene and a growing government as well as individual interest in blockchain technology.

However, the distribution of talent is likely to change in the coming years as more countries embrace blockchain technology and Web3 trends. We are already seeing increased interest and investment in this space from countries like China, South Korea, and Japan, which could lead to a more even distribution of talent in the future.

Overall, China’s talent pool in the field of blockchain technology is significant, and the country is likely to continue to be a major player in the development and implementation of blockchain-based systems and applications. the accuracy of this information may be difficult to verify without direct access to social media platforms and other sources of information.

China has also been taking steps to promote the adoption and development of blockchain technology, such as launching its own national blockchain network and investing in blockchain research and development centers.

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