The Solana and Cardano blockchains have witnessed a lot of development activity on the software hosting company GitHub in the last month.
Cardano and Solana remain among the top five quickest developing assets in the past month, according to Santiment data. According to Santiment, Uniswap leads the pack in terms of development activity, with Solana and Cardano coming in second and third, respectively, and Polkado and Kusama rounding out the top five.
The increased activity of developers on Solana can be ascribed to the network’s problems. Blockchain difficulties are assumed to be the cause of the rising number of DDoS assaults on the SOL network.
According to a Grayscale security study from December 2021, SOL uses a novel blockchain technology that is not widely utilized and may not operate as expected.
The Solana network has gone down three times in the last six months, the most severe being on September 16th, when the mainnet was taken offline for over 24 hours. Following several days of decreased performance and congestion, the blockchain was updated to version 1.8.14 on January 23rd.
The increase in developer activity on Cardano, on the other hand, can be linked to the Cardano ecosystem’s lethargic growth following smart contract implementation in September 2021.
The increased developer activity indicates that attempts are being made to strengthen the blockchain and make it more effective in processing transactions, implying that the future can only be good.
Blockchain is a completely open source technology. This means that any developer can contribute to the core (subject to community approval) and, if necessary, make changes to the code base.
This allows blockchain networks to lower the barrier to industry adoption of a trustworthy and fully peer-to-peer system, promoting transparency, decentralization, a larger developer base, and cost savings.