Ethereum code development is the most active by far according to new ranking of coins not by market cap but by github.
Data shows ethereum has more than 14,000 commits, with nearly 57,000 stars, and 101 repositories.
While bitcoin stands at only 3,000 commits, with about 30,000 stars and just 4 repositories. Far less than the frontrunner.
Interestingly, Cardano is shown third, but as far as we are aware they do not yet have a live blockchain. So you might expect more activity as they get it off the ground.
A little known XP stands fourth, with ethereum then dominating. Lisk, an ethereum clone of sorts, is fifth, followed by three eth based projects.
Gnosis is a prediction market of sorts that runs on ethereum, allowing you to bet on elections, football matches, or the price of eth at midnight.
SingularDTV is also eth based, focused on the movie industry by utilizing smart contracts to save costs and increase efficiency.
While Status is an eth based dapp that can act as an eth wallet while allowing you to browse other dapps in a mobile app.
All three have ICOed as far as we are aware, raising quite a lot of money, and are seemingly actively coding their projects to a greater extent than the rest.
The ranking appears to take a holistic approach, weighing commits, stars, and repositories, so giving a better view of which one has coders most interested.
Ethereum has the highest number of stars by far, but that is counted across their repositories. Meaning it combines the stars of eth’s Geth client, with 15,000 stars, the cpp client, web3, and so on.
There might, therefore, be some overlap between them, with the stars not necessarily representing just one coder as he/she could be liking different aspects of the same project.
But ethereum has been attracting a lot of developers and has been first destination for coders for some time because the platform facilitates decentralized apps through smart contracts.
So promoting an explosion in innovation starting in 2016 and continuing to a great extent across more projects than we can count at this stage.