Treasury spending - teams reporting user numbers, active addresses and useful metrics

This is a call for some help consolidating numbers from across the ecosystem for treasury funded initiatives, ideally from the teams themselves, but also from any independent researchers on the analytics side.

There is no agenda other than through my own frustration trying to figure out just where usage is happening, in what form and how each group establish / track and report their figures, since there is no consolidated reporting.

Without this, we are all wandering around in a fog, with everyone picking and choosing numbers to suit their own narratives, which is fine, but doesn’t really help us collectively.

Right now, we don’t really have a clue of the consolidated impact of 3 years treasury funding in Kusama, and it would be great to get some rough figures that everyone can sort of agree on.

There has been a bunch of useful work by teams from Parity @Karim, @sourabhniyogi and @dataPhysicist around standardising data, but when it comes to end users of apps/experiences/media funded via the treasury, it’s a bit of a black box.

Some starting points

This is the latest data for DAUs in the ecosystem from Substrate ETL courtesy of @sourabhniyogi and here’s how that number is calculated:

Active Accounts (Substrate): Accounts that have signed an extrinsic on a Substrate chain


Nova Stats

@AntonTheDay7 / Nova report having 50,000 MAUs across App store and Android.

Are there any other useful figures you have?

What number of addresses does 50,000 MAUs equate to for example?

Polkadot Forum stats

Just as a point of interest, here are the numbers for this forum.

Treasury teams

Would be great if you could share your own metrics and methods for calculating those here, then we can aggregate that, maybe try and cross-reference and at least get a sense of usage.

Just throw the numbers down in this as comments to begin with then we can maybe pull a simple spreadsheet together.


Subsquare and DotTreasury private data

Thanks @wliyongfeng from OpenSquare for sharing the below.

The below numbers are calculated by Cloudfare who define a unique visitor in the following way:

Once Cloudflare identifies a unique IP address for a request, we identify such request as a visit. Therefore, the number of visitors Cloudflare Analytics shows is probably higher than what other analytics services may report.



Subsquare and DotTreasury public data

I was interested to know which networks had the highest visitor numbers (i’d assumed Kusama/Polkadot forums) but these numbers are currently tracked by Opensquare.

The below data analysis is from Similarweb - here is their data methodology.


  • Total visits = Sum of all visits on desktop and mobile from the last month
  • Last month change = The change in total traffic to the analyzed website from April 2023 to May 2023 on desktop and mobile
  • Avg visit duration = Average duration of time spent on the site
  • Bounce rate = Average percentage of visitors who view only one page before leaving the website
  • Pages per visit = Average pages per visit


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Polkassembly public data

Here is the publicly available data via SimilarWeb again.


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Talisman public data

Note the below is for, there’s no public data for the browser plugin - that would be useful if the team could report and also their methodology for calculating ‘active users’.

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Proof of Chaos public data

Note the below is for Dor v2 they we will have numbers on how many people used rewards creation ui directly on chain.

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Nova Wallet private data

Nova report having 50,000 MAUs across App store and Android, would be useful to understand a little more on this data if the team were ok to share. @AntonTheDay7

Nova Wallet public data

Note the below is based on visitors to

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Polkadot Forum public data

Note the forum is not technically treasury funded, but it is interesting data especially considering average visit duration.

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It seems like the Novawallet webtraffic is on the upper side but does not translate to ecosystem traffic 1:1 ofc. Any other big RPC traffic contributors out there?

Indeed, you’ve raised a salient point, one that pinpoints a missing link in the Polkadot ecosystem: a comprehensive, unified block explorer. This would ideally present critical data, such as the number of addresses, distribution of tokens amongst participants, and funding details via an intuitive mapping system.

Wouldn’t it be fascinating to chart such data, resulting in a website that demystifies the complex Polkadot ecosystem? This portal could serve as a window into blockchain movements, transfers, and overall activity, significantly aiding our understanding and management.

It invites us to ponder: How could such a block explorer reshape our interaction with the Polkadot system? What impact might it have on token distribution transparency and traceability of funds? And importantly, could it foster greater trust within the Polkadot community, thereby increasing its overall appeal? Please feel free to share your thoughts.

Polkadot JS Apps public data

Note PolkadotJS is not (currently) treasury funded, but it is interesting data to compare against newer solutions and tools.

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OnFinality publicly reports usage stats for our RPC endpoints on the pages here OnFinality - Blockchain Infrastructure Made Smarter (one for each network)

There is limited aggregated information here from other RPC providers too Polkadot RPC Provider Cost Comparisons - Google Sheets


@rich Most of the downloads for Nova Wallet are coming directly from App Store / Google Play according to the data we see there, so page visits of our website is not reflecting the user base of Polkadot much, but MAU information that I have shared does


Great thread. We in KodaDot started making NFT insights as we aggregate lot of NFT standards across the ecosystem. These are the first snapshots, and we will try to provide time series data in the future.

The full-fledged web will be available on NFT Insights by KodaDot as we gradually work on that.

Kusama Assets Hub

Kusama NFTs (RMRK2)


One more update from current PolkaAssembly discussion, KodaDot plans to provide NFT metrics

These are the NFT metrics we currently have. We want to standardize NFT metrics for looking at numbers in the current Polkadot NFT ecosystem. This will enable people from aggregators like DappRadar, DuneAnalytics, Defillama, Coingecko, Nansen, NFTScan &c to show and index Polkadot NFT data.

Currently, getting these NFT metrics is possible through our Polkadot NFT API called KodaDot Uniquery

After NFT migration, we want to provide API with standardized NFT metrics for Assets Hub, which would be available for Dune Analytics and DefiLlama