Cardano leads in terms of development activity, per GitHub data. It outperforms blockchains such as Polkadot, Ethereum, Decentraland, and Chainlink in a 24-hour development activity.
GitHub daily development activity:
#1: 778 Gimbal
#2: 775 Vega Protocol
#3: 677 Peas / Kusama
#4: 636 Decentralized
#5: 549 Internet computers
#6: 477 ethers
#7: 475 Klayton
#8: 417 Holo
#9: 414 chain link
#10: Status 410 pic.twitter.com/CrLnEkUKIH
— Proof of GitHub (@ProofofGitHub) February 9, 2023
This comes as Cardano builder IOG, in collaboration with the Cardano Foundation, announced the submission of an updated proposal to upgrade the Cardano pre-production environment to the v8 protocol.
Valentine’s Day upgrade is coming
Cardano’s big upgrade, the Valentine Upgrade (SECP), is getting closer. The Cardano upgrade aims to advance blockchain interoperability while promoting secure cross-chain dApp development with Plutus.
This upgrade comes to Cardano to foster secure development of cross-chain DApps with #Plutuswhile advancing blockchain interoperability.
Learn more about what the Valentine upgrade brings to #Cardano here:
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) February 8, 2023
Valentine functionality is expected to be available in the staging environment on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 12:00 UTC. The Valentine (SECP) upgrade is tentatively scheduled to go live on mainnet on February 14, 2023 at 21:44:51 UTC.
While this upgrade is not as complex and impacting existing dApps as much, IOG, the Cardano Foundation, and EMURGO are ensuring readiness by working closely with key Cardano stakeholders (including SPOs). , dApps, and exchanges) that may need to prepare for the new capability.
As noted in an article on ecosystem readiness, over 77% of SPOs are currently running the required new node and 86% of blocks have been produced. This exceeds the target of 75% of the blocks produced at the time of the upgrade.
The upgrade has been announced to exchanges and all dApps must be updated to work with the new version of the protocol.