The Interchain Developer Academy

Level up your blockchain career by learning the Interchain Stack


2023 Dates coming soon.

Start your web3 career

and master the Interchain Stack in seven weeks

The Interchain Developer Academy is a self-paced, seven-week training program covering the core aspects of the Interchain Stack including the Cosmos SDK, Tendermint Core, IBC, and modules like CosmWasm.

You’ll get expert instruction from leading blockchain specialists, and once you've completed the program you'll have a solid understanding of the Interchain stack.







“The most valuable thing about the Academy is by far the amount of support that you get from both the instructors AND the community. I now have a much better understanding of Cosmos SDK and what it takes to develop an application-specific blockchain. If you’re interested in becoming a Cosmos SDK developer, joining the Academy is a no-brainer.”

Basel Hashish, Support & Solutions Engineer | Graduate of the Interchain Developer Academy


Take the program for free

If you're accepted to the academy, your place will be fully funded by the Interchain Foundation, so the program will be completely free. All you need to do is commit the time to complete the program.


Gain the skills to start your own project

Whether you’re interested in DeFi, NFTs, gaming, DAOs, social networks, or marketplaces, you can build entirely autonomous application-specific blockchains that can easily interconnect.

Opt out of high transaction fees and network congestion, make your own rules, and scale for mainstream adoption.


Get certification from the Interchain Foundation 

Participants who complete the Interchain Developer Academy get certified by the Interchain Foundation - the organization that stewards, maintains, funds, and advances the Interchain.


Join an industry-leading community

Developers in the Interchain are the pioneers of the new era of blockchain technology. You’ll be joining a fast-growing token economy built upon a secure and stable foundation.

Is the Academy right for you?

You don't need to know anything about blockchain

but you have at least three years of professional programming experience.

You can commit to 10 hours of work per week

to complete the seven-week program.

You’re passionate about learning about blockchain

and pursuing a career with a blockchain company.

You’ll need to complete and pass a screening test

to evaluate your general knowledge of software development concepts and problem-solving skills.

Sound like you?

Register your interest today, and we’ll let you know as soon as applications are open for the next cohort.

Key Milestones

Dates are coming soon.

Funded places are limited so make sure you register your interest today!

Why learn the Interchain Stack

The Interchain consists of independent, interconnected, application-specific blockchains, built using developer-friendly, modular components from the Cosmos SDK, and connected with the ground-breaking Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC).

Using the Interchain Stack, developers build entirely autonomous, sovereign blockchain-based apps that can also easily interconnect with both traditional software and other blockchains. They can also rely on a well-maintained, continuously updated product stack, plus a large, active, and supportive community.

All this has enormous implications for blockchain technology and means the demand for developers in the Interchain will continue to rise. There are currently more than 50 appchains built with the Interchain Stack, all interconnected with one another, and with hundreds of dApps and services built on them.

The skills you'll gain


You’ll learn the foundational principles of blockchain technology to clarify some concepts for developers who have worked with other protocols and SDKs.

We’ll cover an overview of the Interchain including a comparison to other platforms as well as working with ATOM, wallets, and staking.

Main concepts

* Gaining knowledge of blockchain technology and cryptography in general

* Delving into the Cosmos SDK, the Tendermint consensus algorithm, and IBC

* Building a custom blockchain using the Cosmos SDK

* Using Ignite CLI to scaffold modules for a blockchain

* Building front- and backend applications using CosmJS

* Operating nodes and validating on a Cosmos chain

* Running relaying infrastructure between IBC-connected chains

Meet your instructors

The Interchain Developer Academy is delivered by expert instructors from our blockchain education partner, B9lab. They've helped train more than 16,000 developers across 160 countries.


Xavier Lepretre

Xavier is a software and infrastructure engineer. In the past 15 years, he has coded, deployed, customized, troubleshot, and supported various software systems. He has also guided, educated, taught, and coached customers across the world.

Blockchain Developer and Trainer

Anil Öner

Anil is a self-taught, lifelong developer who has worked with many programming languages and higher mathematics, and has been part of research projects in particle physics, electrotechnics, and computer-based simulations. He has experience with embedded systems and cryptography, and has even written code for a particle accelerator.

Project Manager, Content Production

Citlali Mora Catlett

Citlali has worked in the blockchain space as an expert instructor and has also assisted at international scholar conferences and in university undergrad courses providing educational experiences for students and professionals from around the world. She's got substantial experience in creating educational materials and general conference services.

Blockchain Developer and Trainer

Rob Hitchens

Rob has worked in blockchain technology since the early days and quickly recognized the disruptive potential of Smart Contracts and decentralized apps. He has worn many hats in his extensive IT career, including experience designing, constructing, implementing, and operating innovative software solutions, developing training programs, and supporting online education platforms.


The content is delivered online. Theory and exercises are presented through written and recorded presentations.


Personalized reviews by expert instructors accelerate your learning and raise your expertise.


Learning online doesn’t mean learning in isolation. Get guidance, feedback, and technical assistance from your instructors and tutors.

Register your interest today, and we’ll let you know as soon as applications are open for the next cohort

Fully funded by the Interchain Foundation

The Interchain Foundation (ICF) is a Swiss non-profit that funds, stewards, and advances the Interchain.

Actively supporting and incentivizing development within the ecosystem, the Interchain Foundation plays an integral role in the community-driven initiatives to drive innovation within the ecosystem.