Cryptocurrency NewsPolkadot, Kusama, and Cardano Lead the Crypto Development Race

Polkadot, Kusama, and Cardano Lead the Crypto Development Race

Polkadot ($DOT) is topping the charts as the most active cryptocurrency in terms of development, followed closely by its test network, Kusama ($KSM), and then by Cardano ($ADA). This info comes from Santiment, a firm that studies on-chain analytics. They base their rankings on “development activity” seen in the last 30 days on public GitHub repositories of these projects.

Now, instead of just looking at the number of commits, Santiment’s method zeros in on “events” on GitHub. This means actions like making a commit, creating an issue, or forking a repo. The beauty of this is it paints a clearer picture of what developers are truly up to. For example, when someone forks a repo, it essentially copies everything, including old commits. If you just count commits, you might get a skewed view. Santiment’s approach prevents this by counting the act of forking as just one event.

Santiment’s data reveals that both Polkadot and Kusama are way ahead of the competition, each scoring a 486 in terms of development activity. Trailing behind are Hedera ($HBAR) in fourth and Chainlink ($LINK) in fifth.

Over the years, both DOT and KSM have shown a consistent increase in development action. ADA, on the other hand, has been steady but always registering high numbers. A busy development scene is usually a good sign, showing that the project is probably genuine and not just a quick cash grab.


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