You can tell a whole lot about the state of a project or application by the amount of activity it has on


. 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 and Dapps representing the most notable platforms that support decentralized apps — including


, EOS, Steem, and xDai. The result is a bird’s eye view of developer activity in the




this information is by no means a definitive or complete 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 October showed significant changes in rankings for activity on Github, with newcomers on the list outpacing development by list regulars. Although Ethereum-based projects still dominate the list from top to bottom, it seems that the blockchain industry’s developers must have all been busy at Devcon, because numbers were down across the board after a period of sustained growth this Summer.

Below are the top 20 projects on State of the Dapps by developer activity over the past 30 days as of October, 2019...

1. Status