Cardano Leads in Blockchain Development for 2022 – 53 Active Network Contributors

• Cardano has emerged as the leading blockchain for development activity in 2022 according to a report by Santiment.
• Polkadot (DOT), Cosmos (ATOM), Ethereum (ETH), InternetComputer (ICP), Elrond (EGLD), Flow (FLOW), Optimism (OP), Aptos (APT), and Polygon (MATIC) followed closely behind Cardano.
• The growth in development activity can be credited to active network contributors, which came to a total of 53.

At the end of 2022, Cardano has emerged as the leading cryptocurrency for development activity, according to a report by Santiment. The report revealed that Cardano had unseated 9 other blockchain protocols by the end of the year, to lead overall blockchain development activity. Following closely behind Cardano were Polkadot (DOT), Cosmos (ATOM), Ethereum (ETH), InternetComputer (ICP), Elrond (EGLD), Flow (FLOW), Optimism (OP), Aptos (APT), and Polygon (MATIC).

This milestone is extremely remarkable considering that the year was largely filled with continuous pushback due to the bear market stunting the growth of many protocols. However, Cardano’s development activity was able to remain strong and surge ahead of the competition. The growth can be credited to active network contributors, which came to a total of 53.

Santiment also observed the state of the Solana and Aptos Blockchain. They noted that Aptos had been working extremely hard before the mainnet was launched, but then activity had chilled down after. On the other hand, Solana had strong development activity, but the metric had been declining heavily throughout the year.

In November, Cardano was able to reach a major milestone by launching its Shelley mainnet. This launch enabled Cardano to become the first proof-of-stake blockchain that is powered by a democratic governance system. This was followed by the launch of the Alonzo hard fork in December, which enabled the network to move to a smart contract platform.

All of these developments have enabled Cardano to lead the way in blockchain development activity for 2022. It is expected that the network will continue to lead the way in development activity in the upcoming years as well.