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Starknet, Osmosis, Moonbeam Rank First Among the Fastest Growing Blockchain Networks

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • The 2023 crypto Developer Report from Electric Capital analyzed 485M code commits in 818k open-source repositories.
  • Despite a 24% decrease in overall developers, the most skilled and experienced segment continues to grow.
  • Solana's recent 2023 report cited over 50% developer retention, a key factor in its growth.
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Starknet, Osmosis, and Moonbeam have emerged as leaders in crypto ecosystem growth, according to the 2023 Crypto Developer Report from Electric Capital.

The report analyzed a staggering 485 million code commits across 818,000 open-source repositories. It sheds light on significant trends in crypto and blockchain development.

Cryptocurrency Ecosystem Developer Herd Thins

Despite an overall 24% decrease in cryptocurrency developers, a core group of experienced developers with over two years in the field shows remarkable growth.

Interestingly, the report uncovers a shift towards multi-chain development, with a significant increase in developers supporting multiple blockchain platforms. This highlights the growing complexity and interconnectedness within the crypto ecosystem.

The global scope of crypto development is also expanding, with a notable decline in the US’s share of developers, while regions like South Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Africa, and Southern Europe have seen a surge in developer activities.

Among these, the report revealed that Starknet, Osmosis, Moonbeam, and Optimism ranked as the fastest-growing crypto ecosystems by overall monthly devs. Also of note was Solana, boasting a 10x growth rate in developers. This was also noted in Solana’s own recent developer report.

Fastest growing crypto ecosystems by overall monthly developers. Source: Electric Capital
Fastest growing crypto ecosystems by overall monthly developers. Source: Electric Capital

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Solana Makes Strides

Solana’s 2023 developer report reveals a thriving network with 2,500-3,000 monthly active developers, demonstrating a robust 50% retention rate, a testament to its growing influence, especially in its competition with Ethereum.

Solana crypto ecosystem 3-month developer retention. Source: Solana
Solana crypto ecosystem 3-month developer retention. Source: Solana

Factors such as enhanced developer onboarding processes and expanding opportunities within the network are attributed to this success. The rise in Solana’s value and the increase in its decentralized finance ecosystem, particularly within protocols like Marinade Finance, further highlight its growing prominence.

The contrast between the general decline in developers and the robust growth in certain networks like Solana, Starknet, Osmosis, and Moonbeam offers a nuanced view of an industry in flux, moving towards a more mature and sophisticated phase.

This shift is pivotal for the long-term sustainability and impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology across various sectors.

Understanding these development trends is becoming more essential for grasping the future trajectory of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

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Kyle Baird
Kyle migrated from the East Coast USA to South-East Asia after graduating from Pennsylvania's East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Kyle got his start buying stocks and precious metals in his teens. This sparked his interest in learning and writing about cryptocurrencies. He started as a copywriter for Bitcoinist in 2016 before taking on an editor's role at BeInCrypto at the beginning of 2018.