This Japanese article talks about how Cardano (Ada) is #1 ranked based on GitHub activity as measured using commits. They correctly note that a minor bug fix counts the same as a commit vs a major update, but overall it’s a reasonable guide to who has what kind of dev activity going on.
They ranked coins by Market Cap and then added their Crypto Miso rank, which was interesting (i.e. BitCoin has highest market cap, but #7 for dev commits):
· Bitcoin (Bitcoin / BTC): No. 7
· Etherium (Ethereum / ETC): 41
· Ripple / XRP: 104
· Bitcoin cash (Bitcoin Cash / BCH): 94
· Cardano / ADA ): 1st
· Stellar (XLM): 71
· Neo (Neo): 162th
· Light coin (Litecoin / LTC): 27th
· Ios (EOS): 5th
· Nem (NEM / XEM): 238 Place
You can see the CryptoMiso index here: https://cryptomiso.com/?utm_content=buffer2803f
I would note that Cardano is #1 with 6,402 commits…vs the #2 ranked, Lisk only has 2,680 commits. Basically the gap between Cardano dev activity and everyone else is quite large!
One last point- they noted that RedPulse which ICO’ed in October…has only had a single github commit since then…yikes.
Article here (in Japanese): https://bitdays.jp/?p=2677