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EOS and Ethereum are two of the most popular cryptocurrencies out there. There are hundreds of applications being built on these blockchain-powered platforms. Applications ranging from education, healthcare, finance, and games are constantly being launched for the users of these cryptocurrencies.
All of these games and applications rely heavily on the underlying platform’s stability and development. Any updates in the underlying platform have the potential to directly affect those apps, which is why every commit in the code of these cryptocurrencies is important for developers and other stakeholders on the blockchain.
Recent data from CryptoMiso, a site that ranks cryptocurrencies by their development activity, out of the 4,118 commits on EOS’ Github during the last year, only 3% of them happened in the last 3 months. A commit on Github means that the developers of the blockchain have submitted some code that they think is stable enough to play some role in the next release of the blockchain. A commit can also simply be a checkpoint for further development as well.
As such, the number of commits on a Github repository don’t represent something specific. The report only shows that the commits in the code have slowed down significantly, which could mean several things. It could mean that there is no need for fast and small commits which are usually done to quickly fix bugs, indicating that the current build is stable enough and it no longer needs quick code patches to fix bugs. It could also mean that the development team of EOS is working on some big modules which don’t warrant small commits in the code as that code might not be doing anything.
Another alarming thing that can be represented by a slowed down commits is that the development has simply slowed down. Meaning that the focus is no longer on new features and innovations. However, such an assumption would be far-fetched without further evidence of that claim.
In comparison, when analyzing the code commits of Ethereum and TRON, a similar pattern emerged, although not with the same force. Out of the 1,048 Ethereum commits made in the last year, according to CryptoMiso only 186 of these commits were made in the last three months (about 18%). TRON had 5,395 commits in the last year and out of those 772 happened in the last 3 months (about 15%). This shows a pattern which most likely supports the use case that the builds of these blockchains are stable enough to not need quick code patches all the time in order to fix bugs.