The cryptocurrency market might be struggling right now, but a new report on the state of non-cryptocurrency blockchain development shows how developers and learners interact with a whopping 15 different platforms.
“The State of Blockchain Development” is actually just one part of the 23rd edition of SlashData’s “State of the Developer Nation” report, an ambitious serial endeavor that reports on the latest trends from more than 26,000 developers. The new report is based on data collected in a Q3 2022 survey of the Developer Nation, described as “a global community engaging thousands of developers of all shapes and sizes across the globe, enabling them to benchmark themselves against the developer nation.” SlashData, which describes itself as “the analyst of the developer economy,” helps firms understand software developer audiences and measure the ROI of their developer strategies.
The report finds that about a quarter of the Q3 respondents (24,489) are currently working on or learning about blockchain applications, excluding cryptocurrencies.
Engagement with Blockchain Technologies
Engagement with Blockchain Technologies (source: SlashData).
As the graphic above shows, SlashData collected data on three blockchain technologies: cryptocurrencies, non-cryptocurrency apps and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). While noting that cryptocurrencies are most salient to developers, with 26 percent of respondents either learning about or currently working on such projects, SlashData said non-cryptocurrency blockchain technologies aren’t far behind, with 25 percent of developers being similarly involved. The blockchain chapter of the report focuses only on blockchain applications other than cryptocurrencies because SlashData believes they have the widest range of use cases and so have the most potential to shape the world.
The report shows that in North America (identified as a hotbed of blockchain development along with East Asia), almost as many developers are currently working on blockchain projects as are learning about them.