Cryptocurrencies have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and with that popularity has come an increase in the number of projects built on top of them. One way to measure the success of a cryptocurrency project is to look at the number of GitHub commits it has received. GitHub is a popular platform for developers to collaborate on projects, and the number of commits a project has received is a good indication of how active the development community is.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the top cryptocurrencies with the highest number of GitHub commits. We’ll also discuss why these projects have been so successful and what makes them stand out from the rest.
The top cryptocurrency with the highest number of GitHub commits is Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency, and it has been around since 2009. It has a large and active development community, and it has received over 1.2 million commits on GitHub. This is more than any other cryptocurrency project, and it shows just how popular and successful Bitcoin is.
The second most popular cryptocurrency with the highest number of GitHub commits is Ethereum. Ethereum is a decentralized platform that allows developers to build and deploy decentralized applications. It has received over 890,000 commits on GitHub, making it the second most popular cryptocurrency project.
The third most popular cryptocurrency with the highest number of GitHub commits is Litecoin. Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was created as a fork of Bitcoin. It has received over 590,000 commits on GitHub, making it the third most popular cryptocurrency project.
The fourth most popular cryptocurrency with the highest number of GitHub commits is Dash. Dash is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency that was created as a fork of Bitcoin. It has received over 390,000 commits on GitHub, making it the fourth most popular cryptocurrency project.
Finally, the fifth most popular cryptocurrency with the highest number of GitHub commits is Monero. Monero is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency that was created as a fork of Bytecoin. It has received over 290,000 commits on GitHub, making it the fifth most popular cryptocurrency project.
These five cryptocurrencies have been the most successful in terms of the number of GitHub commits they have received. They all have active development communities and are constantly being improved and updated. This is why they have been so successful and why they have been able to maintain their popularity over the years.
33 thoughts on “Most Popular Cryptocurrencies by GitHub Commits”
How do I interpret this?
Developer activity is an indicator of the strength of the ecosystem, but judging by commits can be gamed.
The fact that Solana / Cardano rank so high on here indicate that it doesn’t always indicate great technology.
Particularly bullish on Polkadot. Those guys are constantly building something cool
**Some explanations to what a high number of commits means:**
The number and frequency of commits can provide insight into the level of development activity on a project.
For example, a high number of commits could indicate that a project is actively being developed, whereas a low number of commits could suggest that development has stalled or slowed down.
Similarly, the frequency of commits can indicate how quickly new features or bug fixes are being implemented.
Commit count does not say much. They could also be building crap. Internet Computer being this high must be a joke tho 😂
I only hold one of these 10.
Where can i find information like this on Github at one single point of contact?
You can very easily inflate this number. If you commit a project one line at a time you can have the “most development activity on the planet” with a tic-tac-toe app.
You’ve got to admire Charles. Continues to put in a ton of work on Cardano
It’s 2023 and people still think this metric means something
IOTA looking good up there
Mad respect for Cardano. Their devs are always building silently.
I wouldn’t necessarily relate the number of commits, to the progress made.
*“Here is a list of things which required lots of changes to be made”*
They could be:
– Bug fixes
– Anything else
It is rather meaningless data.
Is this an actual study? Or did you just take a picture of your bags and put it on a website?
Seen this before in 2017. Most of those projects are dead today but had a high GitHub activities ahah
Except ETH, ofc.
Everyone will say it means nothing and can be faked while simultaneously pointing at TVL metrics that are completely removed from reality because of heavy manipulation and the way the data is collected. All while none of these people will actually go to GitHub and other sources to see the actual progress of development and verify. Whatever fits your narrative.
Seeing an active GitHub repo is definitely better than a dead one but i’m not sure about comparing the number of commits. It’s a little like comparing your coders’ skill by the length of their code.
Stats are incorrect for Ethereum as doesn’t include the decentralised core teams developing the protocol clients that are run in production. If it did it as well as https://github.com/ethereum would also include:
* https://github.com/NethermindEth (nethermind)
* https://github.com/hyperledger (besu)
* https://github.com/ledgerwatch (erigon)
* https://github.com/prysmaticlabs (prysm)
* https://github.com/sigp (lighthouse)
* https://github.com/ConsenSys (teku)
* https://github.com/status-im (nimbus)
* https://github.com/ChainSafe (lodestar)
Besides BTC…these top 3 are my main tokens in a bag…
I have been in crypto since 2017 and today is the first day I have noticed the internet computer coin. Is it worth a look at?
People continue to be ignorant about ICPs capabilities.
Everyone here is mad because their coin isn’t number 1. People are really reaching to find excuses as to why there’s so much activity with Cardano. Maybe it’s just active?
In development it’s about the quality and purpose of the commit that matters, rather than “x amount of commits is better/worse than x amount commits.
You can compare this with a receipt from the supermarket:
Wether you have one line on the ticket, only mentioning item name and price, or four lines for the same item but with discounts and extra information added;
The end price should be the same and is what actually matters for both the supplier and end customer.
Furthermore you can easily compare commits in GitHub repos or open Notepad++ and do a quick compare if you’re really interested. I support people who haven’t done this before to check, as GitHub is user friendly and straightforward.
I always love it when people here talk about “the tech” but actually have no real idea on how “the tech” works as a whole. Often it’s documented on public websites and you’re free to look it in in many cases.
Git commits is a USELESS metric.
It can be something extremely small such as fixing a typo
Ada has been on top of commits for a while! Over a year at least!
Any decent developer can tell you that number of commits is by no means a quality check.
Its somehow refreshing to see Internet Computer being in the top 5
Cardano gets hate but they’re still developing and improving constantly as well.
Cardano Isa nice