20 Blockchain Projects With the Most Dev Activity — September, 2019Congrats to Status, Storj, Aragon, 0x, Metamask, Gnosis, Augur, and Origin Protocol for all the hard work!You can tell a whole lot about the state of a project or application by the amount of activity it has on Github. Projects with lots of action are more likely to be in the midst of BUIDLing and shipping, while a Github that’s populated only by lonesome tumbleweeds is a sign of a project that’s either not moving forward or is so perfect that it doesn’t require any more work — and that is something of a rarity.State of the Dapps does a great job of harvesting data from Github, including commits, pushes, issues, and pull requests from open source projects representing the most notable platforms that support decentralized apps — including Ethereum, EOS, Steem, and xDai. The result is a bird’s eye view of developer activity in the blockchain space.Although this information is by no means a definitive picture of the blockchain ecosystem for countless reasons, the Github data illustrates some interesting trends regarding developer activity in the blockchain space in regards to open source projects. Don’t see your favorite project listed below? Encourage them to make their activity public and published on State of the Dapps.The month of September showed significant changes in rankings for activity on Github, particularly from perennial developmental leaders like Status and Storj. Ethereum still dominates the charts from top to bottom, with projects representing EOS, Steem, and Tendermint also maintaining a notable presence.Below are the top 20 projects on State of the Dapps by developer activity over the past 30 days as of September 22nd, 2019…1. StatusThere is yet to be an edition of this list where Mobile Ethereum OS Status has not topped the rankings at number 1. Status has long been a leader in the blockchain space, and recent activity on Github — with 5983 events in the past 30 days — indicates that the sizable Status team continues to outperform challengers while developing the iOS, Android, and desktop version of the Status app. The number shows a slight drop off since last month, while retaining a sizable lead against all other projects listed.2. StorjDecentralized cloud storage network Storj is working fast after the launch of the final phase of its alpha — named Beacon — towards the v2 launch of Pioneer, the Storj platform beta. Additionally, the team has implemented a number of additional endeavors, like its Open Source Partner Project, and its Tardigrade cloud storage platform. The Storj team maintains second position this month with 4967 commits—albeit down 11% from the preceding month—still a remarkable figure as usual from one of the most productive teams in all of blockchain.3. AragonThe Aragon project maintains its position at #3 after a big move up the developer charts this summer. The Ethereum mainstay has long held credibility for being a well-run operation, and its platform for creating decentralized organizations presents a powerful proposition—one upon which you can create your own blockchain-enabled organization on the Ethereum Mainnet now. The Aragon team committed 4462 events to Github over the past 30 days, up approximately 7.36% from the month prior.4. Origin ProtocolIt’s a tight squeeze in 4th position this month, which is occupied by Origin Protocol. The project utilizes Ethereum and IPFS to create decentralized marketplaces. The Origin Beta and mobile app are already live on the Ethereum Mainnet, and you can use it to purchase all sorts of rare, exciting, and sometimes bizarre items like a violin from the 1800s, Ethereum holographic art, and luxury vacation rentals all over the world.With 4372 commits over the past 30 days— a 5% jump from last month’s performance — and more items added to the native Origin marketplace every week, the platform continues its notable growth.5. AugurIf you didn’t lay down a crypto wager on sports, politics, or even the death of a public figure this month—do you even blockchain? Augur’s platform of a decentralized oracle and prediction market protocol is one of the most remarkable projects live on the Ethereum Mainnet right now, and with a big 3922 events on the Augur Github last month — a 38% gain from last month — all signs point to continued development.The past 7 days have also seen over $170,000 wagered on the Augur platform, and its v2 launch is impending. The Augur Blog also provides weekly updates on development for a more granular breakdown.6. CosmosAfter launching a Mainnet iteration, the Tendermint-based blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos holds steady on its impressive recent performance with 3894 commits over the past 30 days, settling into a rhythm after 22% decrease earlier in the month. Cosmos’ iteration of its Cosmos Hub is well underway with the launch of Lunie, its native crypto wallet application.7. 0x0x maintains traction after big jump in its developmental pace recently with 3622 commits, a 38% increase from last month. With over 30 projects utilizing the 0x infrastructure for creating all kinds of decentralized marketplaces to the tune of 700k+ total transactions—and 700 users of its technology over the past 24 hour period—signs suggest that one of the most talented teams in blockchain is making important strides forward.8. GnosisEthereum-focused BUILDing powerhouse Gnosis has done much for the blockchain community already in launching its multifaceted prediction market, DutchX smart contracts, the Gnosis Safe, and the Gnosis Olympia Alpha — all to help create the tools with which others can launch their own marketplaces and redistribute the future. The Gnosis team kept it steady this month with 3538 events on Github, up 27% from the month prior, and enough for a solid 8th place.9. Trust WalletA secure multi-coin wallet for Android and OS devices utilized by many leading organizations around the crypto-sphere, Trust Wallet is also the partner wallet for cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Not even in the top 20 earlier this year, Trust Wallet rocketed up the dev activity charts and has shown few signs of slowing down since then with 3220 commits over the past 30 days—a big 42% jump from the month prior.10. Raiden NetworkSolid work continues on Raiden Network, the well-known off-chain scaling solution that enables near-instant, low-fee and scalable payments. Its Alpha version is stable and currently available for integration into Ethereum projects on Mainnet, and release candidates and more experimental editions are also available to use for the more intrepid developers. With 3130 commits last month—a 28% increase from the month prior—it’s a big return to the Top 20 for Raiden Network.11. MetamaskEveryone’s favorite blockchain browser extension is a cornerstone of the Ethereum ecosystem, and fittingly is always near the top of this list. Now boasting millions of downloads, Metamask’s lithe team is always hard at work improving the Metamask product and launching a mobile edition of its product, and registered 2764 events on Github last month — keeping steady with its big productivity increase in the Summer prior.12. High FidelityHigh Fidelity, the virtual reality platform launched by the founders of seminal virtual world Second Life already hosts virtual events, and is now working feverishly towards EOS integration. The High Fidelity Github housed 2477 events last month, which represents a notable 14% drop from reports last month.13. OmiseGOThailand-based OmiseGO has been focusing on scaling and interoperability on the Ethereum Network since its launch. With MVPs and testnets of scaling solution Plasma already produced, OmiseGO’s varied and substantial developer work resulted in 2362 events on Github this month, representing a big 41% increase in developer activity.14. DecentralandA perennial contributor to the Ethereum ecosystem, Decentraland — a virtual reality world built on open standards — has built a robust platform and an entire universe where participants can create and monetize virtual experiences. Maintaining its position in Top 20, the Decentraland team notched up 2200 events on Github, up a steady 5% from prior reporting.15. SantimentCryptocurrency data dashboard Santiment follows up its return to the Top 20 last month by holding steady on its developmental pace. With over 1200 assets tracked over 50 metrics and counting, Santiment developer activity tracked 1993 events on Github over the past month—albeit at a 19% decrease—on products like SANbase and SANgraph.16. IoTexA blockchain platform for the Internet of Trusted Things, IoTex maintains its position in the Top 20 with development on its IoTex Voting Portal to the tune of 1929 Github events this month. This represents a slight decrease on months prior, but a formidable number after launching its version of Mainnet earlier this year.17. NeufundBerlin-based Neufund is a platform for issuing security tokens on the Ethereum blockchain through ‘Equity Token Offerings,’ and the project’s developmental work often finds its team cracking the Top 20. With 1762 events on its Github last month — up 22% from the month before — its investment platform is currently live with a number of projects in the midst of fundraising.18. SingularityNETSingularityNET, which lets anyone create, share, and monetize AI services at scale, has been pushing forward with the next phase in its development for some time. With its Beta portal live, SingularityNET Studio in production, and an active community built around its developer portal, the project’s ambitious plan for a global AI marketplace is looking more and more like a reality. With 1654 events on the SingularityNET Github last month, this is definitely a project upon which to keep your eyes peeled.19. ChainlinkThe formidable Chainlink project—which aims to connect blockchain networks and real world data and organizations with smart contracts—enters the Top 20 for the first time this year with 1711 events on its Github. This represents a major 61% jump from the month prior, suggesting there are big moves in the near future for this exciting project.20. eSteemDecentralized blogging and communications platform eSteem, the landmark project on the Steem blockchain, makes it back into the Top 20 this month with 1586 events, holding steady from a major jump earlier in the Summer. If they keep up development at this rate, perhaps this list will be published on eSteem in the future!Check out the Top Blockchain Projects for Developer Activity for March, April, May, June, and July 2019.Check out the all the excellent blockchain projects making progress at State of the Dapps…Disclaimer. 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