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ConsenSys Shares Top 20 Blockchain Applications According to GitHub Activity, 90% on Ethereum

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The state of an application can be seen by how much activity it has on GitHub.

GitHub is a development platform that brings together the world's largest community of developers to build, share, and discover better applications.

Applications or projects with the most activity are usually in the development or shipping phase. Whereas, those with little or no activity are either not progressing or have reached their peak, with no extra work required.

State of the DApps, a not-for-profit curated directory of Decentralized Applications (DApps), helps in the gathering of data from GitHub including pushes, commits, pulls and issue requests from open-source applications.

State of the DApps represents some of the most popular blockchain platforms which support Dapps including

This gives a blanket view of all blockchain based dApps development activities.Although this information may not be a ‘direct reflection’ of the entire blockchain ecosystem, GitHub shows some interesting trends in the open-source blockchain based application development sphere.

Note that 18 out of 20 are BUIDLing with Ethereum, going from 80% to now 90% of the top 20 dApp development projects.

Out of these 20 applications listed below :

  • Sixteen (16) are built on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • Three (3) are blockchain networks
  • One (1) is in the development phase on the EOS network
    This shows that the Ethereum blockchain has the most apps development done on it.Below are the top 20 decentralized applications (dApps) with the most activity on State of the DApps in the last 30 days (as at 29th April, 2019).

Status, a mobile Ethereum OS, has been at the forefront of blockchain tech sphere, with 6,539 events on GitHub in the last 30 days. The large Status development team is obviously working hard in the development of its Android, IOS and Desktop versions of the mobile app.

Storj is a decentralized cloud storage network , which is set for launch this fall.After the launch of its V3 Alpha, ‘Vanguard’, the Storj team has been working restlessly in preparation of the comprehensive Storj network. Storj has had a total of 4671 events in the past 30 days, a huge leap from its low events counts in February.

Augur (REP) is a decentralized prediction market platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, and is one of the most outstanding projects on the Ethereum mainnet currently. More development of the Augur platform seems more likely with 3,924 events on GitHub during the case period.

High Fidelity is a VR (Virtual Reality) platform created by the the developers of popular virtual world, Second Life.High Fidelity is working relentlessly towards integration onto the EOS network. With rapid event growth numbers in the last 30 days, High Fidelity has a total of 3,780 events.

Cosmos is a Tendermint based interoperable blockchain platform, which has maintained a high GitHub activity within the last 30 days with 3,770 events.Its ‘Internet of Blockchains’ version is set for the launch of it cryptocurrency wallet ‘Lunie’.

Ethereum based Aragon, is well known for its smooth operations in terms of its creation of decentralized organizations.With a whopping 3,640 events on Aragon GitHub, Aragon obviously has a high development growth rate.

Origin Protocol uses the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) in developing decentralized marketplaces.Its Beta version which is already live on the Mainnet can be utilized in purchasing rare or limited items. The Origin Protocol has had 3468 events in the past 30 days.

Gnosis is an Ethereum based prediction platform, which is well known in the blockchain space of the development of its Gnosis Olympia Alpha, and the DutchX smart contracts. The Gnosis development team seems to be working on new projects with 304 events within the case period.

This is a Singapore based high-performance, democratic cloud computing network. Though a newbie to the list, Aelf has received a solid 3,022 commits in April 2019.Its v 0. 7 Alpha was just released showing that complete launch is imminent.

Trust Wallet is an Android and iOS cryptocurrency wallet with a variety of cryptocurrency tokens supported on its platform. The Trust wallet is utilized by some of the top firms in the crypto community.Though having a slow development activity start in February, this changed significantly in March but has since shown signs of deceleration in April with 2,659 commits.

ARK is a DPoS ( Delegated Proof of Stake) system which was launched in 2017 that provides users, developers, and startups with innovative blockchain technologies using DPoS. ARK has had a total of 2,584 GitHub events in the last month.

A newcomer to the list, Santiment is a crypto data dashboard which currently tracks well over a thousand digital assets over fifty metrics. With its SANbase platform already live, it's development activity has had a 34% growth rate with each passing month.

OmiseGO enables financial scaling and interoperability on the Ethereum blockchain.With the production of Plasma, a forerunner in scaling solutions, OmiseGO development activities went down 21% from its previous numbers. It's GitHub had 1,984 events last month.

Metamask is a browser extension that allows you to run Ethereum decentralized applications (dApps) from your browser without running a full Ethereum node.Metamask currently has millions of downloads globally. It's development team seems to be working really hard, having 1,937 events on GitHub in the last 30 days.

Aion is an interoperable network platform which uses smart contracts for the development of decentralized applications. The Aion network provides its users with a variety of features including development tools and documentation, resulting in 1,643 commits last month.

Blockscout is an open source blockchain explorer that provides API, analytics data, and tools for Smart Contracts for the Ethereum Mainnet.Blockscout enables users to explore and search for transactions, balances and addresses on the POA and Ethereum networks.

Its development team gathered a total of 1,623 events on GitHub in the case time.

MakerDAO consists of a three part approach to financial decentralization, which includes :

MakerDAO is one of the most active platforms on the Ethereum blockchain, having a total of 1,558 commits in the last 30 days.

The Kyber network is a blockchain liquidity protocol which enables dApps to carry out cryptocurrency trading easily and without hitches. Kyber has the capability of powering a variety of products from cryptocurrency exchanges, to wallets, even NFT(non-fungible token) and decentralized financing applications.Kyber had 1,525 commits on GitHub in April.

Neufund is a Berlin based platform on the Ethereum blockchain, for the issuance of security tokens through ETOs (Equity Token Offering). With 1,476 events on GitHub, it's obvious that the development of a security token platform needs all hands on deck.

Raiden Network is an Ethereum based scaling solutions platform which had a total of 1,389 events on GitHub due to its development process for an off chain scaling option which will with no doubt increase the transactional capability of the Ethereum network.

Ethereum’s price is $188.55 ETH/USD exchange rate today. The real-time ETH market cap of $19.99 Billion currently ranks #2 with , daily trading volume of $4.29 Billion and live coin value change of ETH -3.35% in the last 24 hours.

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