Polkadot, the Ethereum competitor with a focus on interoperability and scalability, has seen rapid growth in the number of projects being built on its platform.
According to new data released by crypto analytics firm Diar, there are nearly twice as many blockchain projects being developed on Polkadot than there were just four months ago.
Polkadot is a public blockchain network to be launched in the first half of 2020. It will allow for the creation of multiple blockchains that can communicate with one another on its mainnet, which is called Polkadot Gateway.
The Polkadot network is designed to provide interoperability between different blockchains and truly decentralized applications (dApps). This would eliminate some of Ethereum’s limitations as well as fix problems faced by other chains like EOS, such as scalability issues.
Polkadot Strengthens Its Position
The decentralized platform has attracted 10 times more developers than Tezos, the second most popular choice among developers.
Ethereum is number three on the chart with around 300 projects built on its blockchain; Cardano is at number four with just over 200; Bitcoin comes in at five with 100+ projects; EOS sits at six with 90+ projects; Stellar rounds out the top seven at 80+ projects.
Polkadot is an interoperability framework that can connect blockchains of different protocols. It is a competitor to Ethereum, but with the potential to offer a much wider range of features.
Polkadot has seen massive developer interest recently, with more projects currently in development than all other projects combined. In fact, they’re working on almost 10 times more projects than the number two choice (Tezos).
As we can see, Polkadot is booming, with developers working on massively more projects than for other protocols. It’s also clear that its developer community is growing rapidly—especially when compared to Tezos and Ethereum. We believe that these numbers are indicative of an important trend in the blockchain industry: people are beginning to realize that there are far more use cases for this technology than just payments or smart contracts.
Polkadot offers a unique solution to the scalability problem facing most blockchains today by allowing them all to communicate with each other through interchain transactions (that’s right—no need for trustless cross-chain swaps). This flexibility makes it an excellent choice for businesses looking into enterprise solutions but unsure about which platform would best serve their needs; as well as developers who want access to multiple chains from one single network layer where they can easily build on top of existing projects rather than starting from scratch every time they start something new!