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According to Santiment, in 2021 Cardano developers were the most active among all other popular token teams.
The Santiment analytical platform has published a report detailing the activities of the developers of various tokens. This report can be an important indicator of how successful the project will be in the long term.
The GitHub platform also provided statistics on developer activity. GitHub is a software repository site used by projects such as Solana, Polkadot, Ethereum, and IOTA. The platform is a centralized version control system where the project code is available to anyone interested, and where developers can suggest improvements and additions to an existing project.
The top 20 projects by developer activity in 2021 include Cardano, Kusama, Polkadot, and Ethereum. The Flow project, which focuses on NFT, is ranked ninth. As for Kusama, it is a development environment consisting of a scalable network of unique blockchains, the code of which is based on Polkadot. Kusama is used to test applications before running them on Polkadot.
The number of active GitHub contributors for a project gives an idea of the reach of the project’s developer network. And in 2021, Cardano turned out to be the leader in developer activity with 53 daily contributors on GitHub. Other notable projects include Trust Wallet Token with 28 developers and Filecoin with 22 developers improving projects every day.
The developers’ interest in the Solana token is confirmed by the attendance of its hackathons. The number of registrations for the first hackathon in October 2020 was 1000. And in 2021, 3000 and 13000 people registered for the February Solana X Serum DeFi and the May Solana Season hackantons, respectively.
Increased number of commits on GitHub
A GitHub commit is a way to add changes to a project. According to Cryptomiso, over the past 12 months, there have been 8193 commits in the Trust Wallet Token project code, and 4552 commits in the Solana token code. The most active developer of Cardano was Ivan Gromakovsky with 2200 commits. It is followed by Mikhail Volkhov (volhovm) with 837 commits.
DeFi Protocol Developers Activity
As for the DeFi protocols, their development was stimulated by sidechains, bridges and second-level solutions. The top 20 projects by developer activity also includes projects such as PancakeSwap and Uniswap. Ethereum remains the leading platform for DeFi applications, and the top 10 DeFi coins by market cap in 2021 were based on the Ethereum network.
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