Polkadot Ecosystems’ CFA: 2022 Electric Capital Developer Report

As many of you know, :zap: Electric Capital (EC) produces an annual Developer Report which is esteemed in Web3 and indicates early ecosystem value creation and growth for interested parties.

In last year’s report, Polkadot shined as the strongest dev ecosystem outside Ethereum with growth of full-time monthly devs that’s in a league of its own. Current figures reaffirm this position.

Contribution and Taxonomy for Polkadot & Kusama teams

As a basis for this report, EC collects the list of crypto ecosystems in Github.

Parity, to the best of our knowledge, contributes to the report by updating the polkadot ecosystem toml file for all known teams and parachains building in our wider ecosystem. It contains the list of all relevant Polkadot sub_ecosystems, github_organizations and Repos. The idea is to achieve hierarchical breakdown of all the ecosystems starting from Polkadot as an envelope and branching out to all related builders.

Teams building on top of Polkadot and Kusama, who take the time to properly fill in and submit their own toml files to the EC repository also have an important opportunity to be featured and visible among their peers, because the report deep dives into different ecosystem size buckets, even the emerging/smaller ones (eg. 10-20 devs) and, where needed, also normalizes metrics for ecosystem launch date to be comparable.

What you should do:

If you are a part of Polkadot’s ecosystem, make yourself known! :slightly_smiling_face:

  1. check whether your ecosystem/project is listed among sub_ecosystems in Polkadot.toml; and if not
  2. add your respective title (eg., “Moonbeam”) and
  3. submit your separate .toml file (eg. Moonbeam.toml) with a title that corresponds to your sub_ecosystem title in Polkadot.toml, which then contains data about your own sub_ecosystems (if you have them, eg. DApps built on top of your ecosystem), github_organizations and repositories.
  4. Optional but beneficial to be included: Tags enable you to enrich information about ecosystem repos with additional segmentation such as eg. Wallet/Protocol/Dapp/DeFi/Developer Tool, etc. (there’s no official taxonomy yet, but as this open repository has a potential to become a reused industry standard, inclusion of this information could be very useful); eg:
url = "https://github.com/dappforce/dappforce-substrate-multisig"
tags = ["Wallet"]

Please note that Moonbeam is here shown just as an example, because they properly contributed their hierarchical breakdown and were subsequently featured in 2021 EC report.

There are several ways you can do this:

  1. You can make any .toml file for an ecosystem under the /data/ecosystems
    directory or edit an existing one to help keep ecosystem data up-to-date
  2. You can fork this repository and open a PR from the forked repo to this repo - simple instructions in this tutorial
  3. submit your entry via EC Airtable form

For the 2022 report, you can keep submitting PRs throughout November.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help.


Hey ecosystem teams!

I’m bringing this conversation up because I want to inform you that Electric Capital, starting with February, will refresh their Developer Report in monthly cadence (later switching to weekly), so if you have any updates to their crypto-ecosystems repo, you can make them until Monday 6th of March for February reporting.

We encourage you to post PRs there continuously throughout the year to reflect changes in your repos as this is a relevant source of information about strenght of developer engagement and we appreciate your effort in doing so.

Pavla / Parity data team