Maria Shen, head of data science at Electric Capital, dives into the details of the firm’s report on crypto developer activity, which analyzed 27,000 code repositories to find that a recent decrease in crypto developer activity came from a drop-off in one-time-per-month and part-time developers, while full-time developers increased 13%. She explains how this breaks out among coins, how developer activity in Bitcoin and Ethereum have consolidated, what mid-tier coins are also seeing a lot of activity, and which ones appear to be punching below their weight price-wise. She also explains her metric of “active ecosystems,” which ones are most active or gaining and gives us projections for further crypto development based on the data thus far.

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