Tracking Cryptocurrency‐Related GitHub Activity With CryptoMiso


Github commits are a great way of gauging how popular a particular cryptocurrency is. Although this is not a perfect metric by any means, it does show a lot of currencies have far more active developers than the rest. A new site, which goes by the name of CryptoMiso, tracks the GitHub activity of over 600 currencies as of right now. Some of the initial findings are rather surprising, although commit numbers can easily be manipulated.

There are many approaches people can take to gauge the popularity and value of a specific cryptocurrency. The current price, trading volume, and market cap are all common metrics. None of these ever tell the complete story, though, as there are other contributing factors as well. Especially considering most currencies are based on hype and manipulation first and foremost, there is no one individual metric capable of painting a clear picture.

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