Santiment’s development activity is taken as a measure of developer confidence in a blockchain ecosystem as a project – and the results from Santiment are an indicator of the low-key strength of the 3 top chains and the pressure that Ethereum is facing because of its high fees and poor throughout.
Santiment also tracked blockchains according to the quantity of contributing developers to a project’s GitHub repository, and Cardano, once more, was the leader – as the trend held.
Cardano, founded by Ethereum co-founder, Charles Hoskinson, prides itself as an eco-friendly and full Proof-of-Stake blockchain with smart contract functionality. Furthermore it is much cheaper and faster compared to Ethereum and users can even stake ADA tokens to earn passive income.
Polkadot and Kusama are related sharing the same underlying architecture, referred to as a multichain, heterogeneously-sharded design based on Nominated Proof-of-Stake (NPoS).
Interestingly, another crypto analytics firm, Messari, however, has Ethereum as the leading protocol when it comes to monthly development activity.
According to Messari, while Polkadot has witnessed an increased rate of activity in 2021, Solana has performed stronger after the leader, Ethereum.
Messari has also highlighted Cosmos as the 4th ecosystem in development activity.