GitHub has revealed some surprising facts about developer engagement in active blockchain projects for the year 2021.
Santiment has created a report that details developer activity for various tokens, which might be a good indicator of a project’s long-term success. GitHub is a platform for tracking developer activities. GitHub is the primary software repository platform for Solana, Polkadot, Ethereum, and IOTA projects.
It’s a centrally hosted versioning management system where developers can propose and submit enhancements and additions to existing projects and make project code public.
In terms of development activity for 2021, Cardano, Kusama, Polkadot, and Ethereum are among the top 20 projects.
The ninth-ranked project is the Flow project, which focuses on NFT. Kusama is a sandbox for development consisting of a scalable network of independent blockchains with Polkadot-based code.
It is used to test apps prior to their deployment to Polkadot. The number of active contributors to a project’s GitHub repo offers information on the project’s development network.
A commit is a method of adding a change to a GitHub project. Cryptomiso reports the number of commits to a project on GitHub.
In the previous 12 months, there have been 8,193 commits to the Trust Wallet Token project, including 4,552 to the Solana token.
Gromakovsky is Cardano’s most active contributor, with 2,200 contributions between September 2016 and January 2022, followed by Volhovm, who has 837 commits.
DeFi protocols appear to have been powered by sidechains, bridges, and Layer 2 solutions. Among the top 20 projects fueling development activity are Defichain, PancakeSwap, and Uniswap.
Ethereum remains the most popular platform for DeFi apps, accounting for nine of the top ten DeFi coins by market capitalization in 2021.