Solana active developers decline 90% in 2022, but SOL devs dispute findings

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According to Token Terminal data, Solana’s (SOL) active developers have fallen by more than 90% to 75 developers from around 2,500 recorded in January.

Developers within the Solana ecosystem peaked at 2,453 on January 9, according to data aggregators. Since then, their numbers have declined sharply.

Solana Active Developer
Source: Token Terminal

Token Terminal determines active developers based on their ecosystem through “the number of distinct GitHub users who have committed at least once to the project’s GitHub repository in the last 30 days.”

Solana developers disagree

Developers within the Solana ecosystem do not consent to data from aggregators.

super team, Community of developers working on A project within the Solana ecosystem tweeted: There were even more developers in yesterday’s community call. “

Tuan Pham Minh, software engineer at Kyber Network, wrote:

“You only use a single closed data source to provide analytics.”

Other developers like Jac0xb said:

“Those numbers are garbage. Ethereum only has 250 developers LOL? Solana only has 75 LOL? You may just be misunderstanding. “

Solana’s official Twitter handle is murmured On November 10th, “Thousands of Solana developers use more than 1000 programs every day. An estimated 25,000+ developers who have created, deployed, and audited

Ethereum developers outperform other top blockchains

TokenTerminal data suggests more developers are active every day on Ethereum than on any other blockchain network.

Active developer every day
Source: Token Terminal

According to data, as of December 16, Ethereum (ETH) has 194 active developers and Cardano (ADA) has 143 developers. Other networks with over 100 developers daily include Polkadot (DOT), Internet Computer (ICP), Kusama (KSM), and Cosmos (ATOM). Bitcoin (BTC) had just 16 active daily developers.

On the other hand, according to reports, Bitcoin Core’s monthly average number of active unique developers fluctuates between 40 and 60.

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