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Polkadot Shown as Most Active Blockchain For Developers After Ethereumby@ishanpandey
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Polkadot Shown as Most Active Blockchain For Developers After Ethereum

by Ishan PandeyJanuary 18th, 2023
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Polkadot is experiencing significant growth in terms of developer adoption. It continues to add full-time developers at a higher rate than any other blockchain at an equivalent time in history. Polkadot's unique approach to interoperability, association with a well-known figure in the blockchain space, and potential for improved efficiency, have all contributed to its emergence as a leading platform.
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Why Polkadot is Emerging as a Competitor to Ethereum

Polkadot is an emerging blockchain platform due to its unique approach to interoperability between different blockchain networks. Its use of a relay chain and parallel chains, called "parachains", allows for independent projects to create and operate their own blockchains within the Polkadot infrastructure. This approach could potentially lead to greater scalability and flexibility compared to other projects that aim to achieve interoperability.


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The network's association with Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood and the significant capital raised in its initial coin offering in 2017 are also contributing factors to its emergence as a blockchain platform. The use of a proof of stake consensus algorithm and the Blind Assignment for Blockchain Extension (BABE) protocol, derived from Ouroboros, also has the potential to improve the efficiency of the network. It's important to note that while the concept of interoperability is not new, the specific implementation in Polkadot is unique, which has attracted a lot of attention and interest in the blockchain community.

Polkadot is Experiencing Significant Growth In Terms of Developer Adoption

Polkadot is experiencing significant growth in terms of developer adoption, as per Electric Capital Report. As per the report, Polkadot is one of the most active blockchain ecosystems for developers. In my opinion, the fact that Polkadot continues to add full-time developers at a higher rate than any other blockchain at an equivalent time in history is a testament to the project's potential and the interest it is generating in the developer community. It is also worth noting that despite a slow fourth quarter in 2022, Polkadot still managed to add developers, emphasizing the project's resilience and momentum.


Additionally, the fact that the project has grown more than 16x the amount of developers in just 5 years is an impressive achievement. This growth is even more impressive compared to other projects like Solana and Cosmos, which have also seen significant growth in developer adoption. With the number of developers on these projects now exceeding 1000, it is clear that the future of blockchain technology is bright and that these projects are at the forefront of this growth.

Gavin Wood Discusses XCM, Parity Technology and Polkadot

Gavin Wood presented his thoughts on the value-knowledge correlation and the importance of trust in information sources at Polkadot Decoded. He believes that technology is simple and has the potential to be a vital addition to human civilization. He also emphasized the need for a long-term approach rather than a short-term one.


In his presentation, he discussed the ecosystem of Parity Engineering, Parity Labs, and Web3 Foundation. He stated that the goal is not to create a vertically integrated model, but rather to build a strong and inclusive ecosystem that encourages innovation and flexibility. He emphasized that if one company tries to do everything, it will compromise on certain aspects and, therefore, lose decentralization, reliability, robustness, and resilience in the long term. He also highlighted the importance of an open ecosystem that allows for innovation and experimentation.


Lastly, he discussed XCM, which is a language for consensus that allows systems to understand each other. He also talked about the new features in XCM v3, which focuses on programmability, functional multichain decomposition, and bridging. These features will allow for more sophisticated concepts, such as expectations and branching, introspection and safe dispatches, asset exchange and NFTs, and remote locking.


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