Over the past 30 days, the Ethereum blockchain seems to be the one with the most developing projects. With 401 projects in the last 30 days. But Polkadot and Cardano closely follow the DeFi queen blockchain.
Ethereum is number 1 in the number of projects developed!
Data from the analytics platform Santiment shows that Ethereum has been the focus of developers for the past 30 days. With 401 separate projects developed in the last 30 days, blockchain dominant Defi is ahead of Polkadot and Cardano.
Despite the ongoing bear market, these figures provide us with an encouraging reading grid. In fact, despite the drop in the price of Ethereum and other crypto, developers continue to animate the various blockchains. A feature that confirms his confidence in the crypto market and his ability to find the peaks.
Developments on Ethereum are accelerating with The Merge!
If The Merge will allow the Ethereum blockchain to move from a Proof of Work protocol to a Proof of Stake protocol, the merger affects the entire ecosystem. And behind the scenes, Ethereum developers are busy.
What many see as a network improvement could allow many developers to switch to the new version of Ethereum. If the implementation of the merger can be a true justice of the peace at this point, it is clear that a certain number of developers have already bet on the migrate to Ethereum.
To this, we must also add that in the long term, the Merger will enable the blockchain to offer much more attractive transaction fees. A very interesting feature when you know that blockchain gas costs have historically been limited to development activities on the network. In the last few days, gas costs are already at very low levels. According to data from the Coinmarketcap platform, they are currently 10 gwei. Levels not seen for almost 2 years.
Polkadot and Cardano in ambush!
The ranking also shows that Polkadot (and its Kusama beta blockchain) comes in second with 400 projects developed over the same 30-day period.
Then the Cardano blockchain continues with 389 development projects. It must be said that the blockchain is working hard to attract more developers before the Vasil hard fork. A fork will allow improve the scalability of the Cardano network.
The following diagram shows the 10 main projects. It also shows that the Status and Cosmos projects are among the most active in terms of development.
To better understand how this ranking was compiled, the count is based on publicly available Github repositories. For reference, access to the data had to be free and offered in real time. Last year, according to the same criteria, the Cardano blockchain won the prize for the blockchain with the strongest development activity. Ahead of Polkadot, Kusama and Ethereum.
Also read: Ethereum back to $2,000 after The Merge?