- Solana has reported losing 97% of its total developer count since January 2022.
- The blockchain peaked with 2,453 developers are now left with only 75.
- Solana’s developers argued that the data is incorrect.
Crypto Twitter influencer, NekoZ tweeted about the blockchain platform, Solana’s active decline in the number of developers. The tweet specifies that Solana has lost 97% of its total number of developers since January 2022, from 2,453 at the beginning of the year to 75 now.
Moreover, the total number of active mainstream blockchain developers dropped from 3,700 to 1,600. According to the data aggregator, Token Terminal, the number of developers over at Solana reached its highest on January 9, recording 2,453 engineers, however, the number has been dropping dramatically ever since.
Based on the “number of distinct GitHub users that made 1+ commits to the project’s GitHub repositories during the past 30 days,” Token Terminal identifies the active number of developers in the Solana ecosystem.
However, the developer community at Solana, including Superteam who are working on multiple Solana projects, contradicts the data. They added,
This is incorrect to say the least. There were more devs on our community call yesterday.
Tuan Pham Minh from Kyber Network stated that Token Terminal provide analysis with only a single closed data source, while Jac0xb shared that the data provider is “misconstruing “active developers” with developers working on the blockchain repo.”
Moreover, on November 10, Solana’s official Twitter account posted that there are over a thousand developers on the Solana platform using more than a thousand programs on a daily basis.
The tweet mentioned that 1,092 programs have been used on Solana on Nov. 8, which is close to an all-time high, in addition to an estimated above 25,000 unique developers who have written, deployed, and audited Solana programs.