Each month, we shine a spotlight on the 10 ERC-20 projects with the highest-recorded developer activity for the past 30 days, as calculated by Santiment.
Development Activity is an oft-underrated indicator of project success, as it demonstrates the month-to-month commitment to creating a working product, continuously polishing and upgrading its features, and staying true to the long-term roadmap.
In this report, we are focusing only on ‘pure ERC-20’, i.e. those projects that are (currently) committed to developing on Ethereum, and have as of yet no working mainnet or an imminent token swap.
You can check out the latest dev activity ‘power rankings’ for all ERC-20 assets on SANbase, by filtering the ERC-20 projects by Dev Activity (30d).
As always, we asked all of this month’s top 10 most active ERC-20 dapps what they’ve been working on for the past month. Here’s what they told us:
“The Storj Labs team continues to increase its momentum as it approaches the launch of its beta release, which is about a month away. The team launched its Beacon alpha, which also marked the final network wipe ahead of production launch. This release enabled decentralized encryption key management and file sharing using macaroons, IP filtering to ensure data is properly distributed across the network, and lots of performance improvements.
The team also made improvements on file repair, its Satellite user experience, bandwidth usage roll-ups for storage nodes, and database optimizations for both Satellites and storage nodes. Outside of pure development updates, the company held its quarterly town hall where they walked through the current roadmap and announced the Tardigrade.io mascot.”
“A look back at the last month of activity at Status. The team is preparing for the beta release v0.14.0 along with R&D across keycard, Teller network, and messaging protocol research.
- Multi-account support including foundation for multi-account UI within the wallet. Moved DApps and Browsers to Status-Go, and many fixes for v0.14.0.
- Keycard: some quick fixes to integrate Keycard with Status. Progressing on iOS Swift SDK. Support for multi-account
- Teller Network – preparing for external security audit
- Final PR’s for sticker market ahead of external security audit
- Messaging Protocol: progress on data sync into the status react app. Researching ways to work with Nim
- Many open issues in github https://github.com/status-im”
3. Loom Network
“Here’s our July update:
- Launched Binance Chain + Loom integration, bringing an ERC20 <–> BEP2 bridge and smart contract functionality to Binance Chain
- Released a new developer guide on the Binance Chain integration showing how to take BNB payments from directly within your dapp
- Announced multichain DeFi on Loom, including plans to integrate BTC, EOS, Cosmos, and others
- Alice.finance launches and becomes the 1st DeFi project live on Loom
- Completed security audit by Trail of Bits and open-sourced PlasmaChain mainnet
- Released new developer tutorial on How to Deploy Your Dapp to Loom Mainnet
- Released major update for Relentless including new artwork, characters, revamped interfaces, in-game pack rewards, in-game purchasing, and in-game pack opening”
“Last month Golem shipped its second and third use cases, gWasm and RASPA. They are both in the testnet version of the software and are being used already. Additionally, thanks to user feedback, we shipped an additional patch release to help users sort issues with the new major release.
Nowadays we are focusing on Golem Unlimited, and our next major release, 0.21.0 which will feature gWasm and RASPA on mainnet, among other things. Our acting CEO and CTO, Piotr Janiuk, posted a great Q&A with fundamental information about Golem and its future.
Moreover, we are fast approaching the Graphene v1 release – together with our collaborators Intel, ITL, Chia-Che Tsai and Don Porter. We are really looking forward to this!”
“Aragon contributors have been working on a number of new projects, such as Aragon Fundraising, Empower The DAO, and 3Box integration. Contributors have also been working on major updates to several existing projects including:
- Aragon 0.7.5, which includes enhancements to the labeling system along with other minor bug fixes and feature improvements. The Aragon client also has nightly builds!
- aragonCLI 6.0.0, which introduces nightly builds and decouples IPFS from the CLI.
- aragonUI 1.0.0-alpha.5, an alpha release of the brand new aragonUI.
- A deep dive into how the Aragon frontend works.
- Dark theme support in the Aragon client.
- Email notifications in the Aragon client.
- Frame 0.2 with native Aragon Agent support.
- Pando, a decentralized, censorship-resistant alternative to GitHub built on aragonOS, Ethereum, and IPFS.
6. POA Network
“A lot has been happening recently on the POA Network development front. We are busy with our integration of POSDAO consensus and HoneyBadgerBFT into the xDai Stable chain. This is very exciting for the team as this will be the first DPoS-based consensus implemented in Ethereum, and includes some innovative ideas like multichain staking! You can read more about POSDAO in our whitepaper and read about our plans for the xDai Stable chain here.
BlockScout also had a big month with a major release of version 2.0.2. This release brings 11 new features and enhancements (including the addition of a dark theme) and over 20 bug fixes and patches. In tandem with POSDAO development, we are creating a staking app available within the BlockScout UI. This interface makes it easy to delegate tokens to different validators, move, deposit or withdraw stake, or even declare validator candidacy. A transparent leaderboard provides information on current and inactive validator sets, and we are excited to release and showcase the new staking functionality to the community soon!
In regards to our interoperability (bridge) protocol, we have recently announced a partnership with Deepit, a leader in blockchain consulting and development. We will be collaborating on Arbitrary Message Bridge (AMB) technology, which will allow ERC-721 tokens to move seamlessly between EVM based networks. In anticipation of this work, we’ve updated our TokenBridge Contracts to version 2.3.3. Improvements in this release also address comments and issues found during the most recent security audit by SmartDec, which is available here.”
It’s been a busy month at Santiment! In case you missed it, we’ve made some massive changes to SANbase, our flagship product, and introduced a slew of new features all around the Santiment platform:
- SANbase overhaul
app.santiment.net has gotten a lot more powerful over the last 30 days. For one, we have introduced Smart Charts for every coin on SANbase, packed with brand new information about every asset’s on-chain activity, social presence, development efforts and more.
Next to existing metrics, Smart Charts now include more than a dozen new on-chain and social indicators, to help you analyze a coin from every imaginable angle. You can try them out for yourself on our new homepage or find them in the upper right corner of every project page.
Also, after months of preparation, we have also officially introduced Sonar, which lets you create signals and receive low-latency notifications for various market events, based on the custom data and metrics that we have developed at Santiment over the last 2 years.
For example, you can now get notified whenever a coin you’re interested in shows up on our list of Emerging Trends on crypto social media, which may indicate a forming top and an incoming price retraction for the coin. You can’t find that anywhere else!
The first iteration of Sonar includes 4 signal types – price, emerging social trends, daily active addresses, and price/volume divergence – with more signals already in the pipeline.
- Launch of SANsheets
Our latest standalone product now has its own website! If you’re used to analyzing or monitoring crypto assets in Google Spreadsheets, you will love SANsheets – our all-in-one plugin for importing Santiment crypto data directly into Spreadsheets.
With just a few simple functions you can backtest custom trading strategies, create a comprehensive portfolio tracker or analyze on-chain, social, development and pricing information on 100s of coins. If you want to try it out, you can download the free version or upgrade to premium plans for full historical data and access to advanced metrics.
- Unveiling our new MakerDAO dashboards
After several months of active development, we have officially presented our MakerDAO dashboards at this month’s MakerDAO’s governance and risk meeting – to stellar early reviews. Cyrus Younessi, Risk Management Lead at MakerDAO, tweeted:
The @santimentfeed team along with one of the Maker risk analysts @PrimozKordez put together one of the most comprehensive data analytics tools for Dai / CDPs we’ve seen yet. Seriously awesome work. There is a lot to digest here”
Our dashboards aim to give a complete 360 overview of the entire MakerDAO ecosystem, from MKR and DAI’s on-chain activity, to a deep dive into CDPs and the underlying collateral, the breakdown of network fees and even a look at the crowd sentiment about the project over time.
You can try them for yourself here. Disclaimer: still in beta!
Here’s an excerpt from Gnosis’ latest development update:
“The Gnosis Safe
- WalletConnect support. This month, the Safe team released WalletConnect support for Android. This means you can now use your Android Gnosis Safe with any dapps that support WalletConnect. The same capability will be available on Safe for iOS version in the next week.
- Multiple owners. The Android app as well as the Chrome extension will now automatically assign a different owner address for each Safe on the same device. This provides an additional layer of privacy for a user with multiple Safes.
- Gnosis Safe for Teams. The Safe team has finished an internal 0.1.0 version of the Gnosis Safe for Teams product. The current prototype allows users to create and manage a Safe, add and remove owners, and send assets and custom transactions with a data payload. Other features like web3connect are soon to come.
- Gnosis Safe at DappCon. The team will be present at DappCon with special news: we will sponsor your new Safe with $OWL so you can try it out. We will also be collecting feedback and conducting user tests for our mobile apps as well as the Gnosis Safe for Teams prototype. If you would like to sign up for a session, please reach out via Telegram or Twitter.”
“The protocol team at 0x has been hard at work implementing a number of ZEIPs that are going to be bundled and rolled out as part of our proposed 0x v3.0 release later this year. Listed below is a sampling of new features to come:
- Staking contracts initial version (ZEIP-31)
- A new matching strategy that allows a spread to be taken in terms of both assets of a trade (ZEIP-40)
- A new matching strategy which allows an arbitrary number of orders containing the same asset pairs to be atomically matched together (ZEIP-41)
- Support for signatures that utilize ERC-1271 (ZEIP-33)
- The StaticCallProxy, a new asset proxy for validating an order bundle during settlement through an arbitrary, read-only callback (ZEIP-39)
In addition to protocol upgrades, we have been hard at work on 0x Mesh, our p2p network for propagating orders (currently released in MVP status). 0x MeshYou can expect to find a number of features and improvements in this release, including:
- Added a `mesh_getOrders` JSON RPC method for fetching all orders stored within a Mesh node
- Added an explicit heartbeat subscription so clients can know when their connection to Mesh is silently dropped
- Added support for orders involving MultiAssetData
- Added support for various Ethereum testnets: Ropsten, Rinkeby and Kovan
- Built out an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack for aggregating logs from Beta testers
Launch Kit Updates
Since we’ve introduced our full version of 0x Launch Kit, we’ve seen a lot of usage and some interesting implementations out in the wild. Over 400 people have used the Launch Kit Wizard, or cloned the frontend or backend repo to build their own custom 0x relayer. Teams like VeriSafe and 0xchange have used Launch Kit to start their own decentralized exchanges with just a few hours of work. We’ve continued to make improvements and fixes to the implementation, including more configuration and quicker installation. It is now possible to set the asset pairs, tokens and various styling properties using a configuration file. For more information check out the release page.
We’ve also released a few videos that walk through the process of using Launch Kit to create your own token exchange in minutes. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for notifications on future videos!
We recently announced that dYdX had integrated 0x-based liquidity into their product, enabling greater liquidity and better asset pricing. They achieved this using a technique we are calling “contract-fillable liquidity”, or the ability for a smart contract to consume liquidity and make trades on behalf of a user. If you are developing a dapp or protocol on top of Ethereum, check out the short guide we put together to get started.
- We released a new “What is 0x” explainer video
- We published a 5th roadmap blog post which introduces Coordinators, the first DeFi liquidity solution that can support competitive prices. All of our 2019 roadmaps blog posts can be found here.
- Both votes for ZEIP-24 (Support ERC-1155 MultiToken Standard) an ZEIP-39 (StaticCallAssetProxy) were approved by token holders.”
“This month the Augur Dev Team has been working on further integrating with the Augur V2 Contracts and creating a fully re-designed UI. The new UI centers around a more complete trading experience, visibility into a user’s positions and risk, and improves discoverability of Augur markets.
In the last month, the Design team has:
- Finished a re-design of the Market List page, and integrated our newly released v1 Liquidity Sort / Filters into the V2 UI.
- Finished the re-designed Reporting & Disputing views — explaining all steps of the process involved in resolving Augur Markets properly in v2.
- Finished new Market Creation flows which the goal of minimizing market invalidity due to market creator error.
The Development Team has:
- Wired up a first-cut of the existing user flows to the V2 contracts, which have been deployed to Kovan and are being regularly updated.
- Begun implementing new Market Creation and Market List pages.
- Canary builds for the Augur V2 UI are currently available at: https://v2.augur.net”