There are over 21,000 full-time developers in crypto as of June 2023. Preferably, you want to go where the developers are going, not where they are leaving the door. So, comparing the three, Polkadot, Cardano, or Cosmos, which crypto ecosystem is the best to invest in now?

We could give you the answer directly. However, let us just show you the facts. Even though we will show you the data, please remember that this article is still not financial advice. You will have to do your research and follow the bets to see where the ecosystems are going.

With such many full-time developers in crypto, the right question would be, “What ecosystems do they spend their time coding?” Ideally, you should focus primarily on those the full-time developers are working on. There are full-time developers and part-time developers. However, we would focus on where the full-time developers are going because they are making a living from doing what they are doing.

Crypto Market Full-Time Developers’ Chart

Polkadot, Cardano, or Cosmos, Which Crypto Ecosystem is The Best to Invest in Now?

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Now, let us observe some data here.

In June 2023, Ethereum had 1900 developers. The chart shows it was down by 11% compared to June 2022. Similarly, the chart shows that Polkadot had 645 developers, down by 18%. Cosmos had less, 524, slightly behind Polkadot. However, they’re not losing developers; they’re flat in a bear market. The chart shows they lost 0% of developers between June 2022 and June 2023.

Isn’t that amazing? At the bottom of a bear market, Cosmos is flat; no developer left the ecosystem. It means that they have a gain over Polkadot of 18%.

Furthermore, the chart shows they have grown to over 81% developer increase in two years. On the other hand, Polkadot has only grown by 26%.

The last ecosystem is Cardano. Cardano has 133 full-time developers. The data chart shows it’s down by 18% and has only grown 21% in the previous two years.

Comparing the three, Cardano has the least number of full-time developers according to the details on the chart. Cosmos has five times more developers than Cardano. So, why would I touch Cardano when Cosmos has five times more developers, and it’s growing faster? On the other hand, while Polkadot has more developers, it is on the decline.

The truth is the Polkadot ecosystem hasn’t been trending since they had their launchpads. For instance, Polkastarter.

They may not have been popular because people roast them, saying the projects are Polkadot products launching on Ethereum. Polkadot is a great long-term project. However, we believe the whole pair chain auction idea is costly.

Hence, we recommend going with Cosmos. Decentradecoded is very bullish on Cosmos. We have a lot of exposure to Cosmos projects and developer-wise, it’s growing out better than Polkadot and Cardano.

Cosmos Developers’ Chart

Polkadot, Cardano, or Cosmos, Which Crypto Ecosystem is The Best to Invest in Now?

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In simple terms, Cosmos is our choice because it has the most growth. Looking at the chart, you will see that Cosmos developers are just growing. Everyone wants a chart that looks like this. Interestingly, the Cosmos chart for the part-time developers and monthly commits is going up, too.

However, the chart shows a massive crash at some point. We do not know what happened there, but every other part shows a growth trend for the Cosmos ecosystem. If you study the charts of the other two ecosystems, Polkadot and Cardano, you will observe they look bad.

Polkadot Developers’ Chart

Polkadot, Cardano, or Cosmos, Which Crypto Ecosystem is The Best to Invest in Now?

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Let’s see Polkadot. Right at the top was July 2022, which has declined since then. We do not know if good technology can save this sinking ship now. The truth is, we are not trying to roast the ecosystem.

Look at the Polkadot chart. It is not the chart you want to be investing your money in. You may feel it is best to invest in it when it bottoms, but preferably, you want to go where developers are going, not where they are leaving the door.

Even the monthly commits for Polkadot have been going down. This decline shows that developers are leaving. Hence, if commits are going down, what thesis should drive you into investing in that ecosystem? You see, the answer is simple.

Cardano Developers’ Chart

Polkadot, Cardano, or Cosmos, Which Crypto Ecosystem is The Best to Invest in Now?

Image Source: Developer Report

Now, if we go to Cardano, the high for Cardano was back in October 2022. They grew to over 500 full-time developers, and since then, they’ve been going up and down. Cardano’s monthly commits show that things have been very volatile. The movement has been sporadic; we are sure you don’t want that in your portfolio.

You may see an upside to the trend, or you think there’s lots of long-term potential based on the Cardano technology, and that’s why you’re in it. But eventually, you would want to see some real-world results. The fact remains that Cardano has been around since 2018, and the big question is, “Where are the results?”

Finally, looking at those charts, you will see that Cosmos is nice and steady. It’s going right. While Cardano and Polkadot are going down, Cosmos is tanking flat in the bear market. That means it’s holding down the force. Therefore, if we are to recommend any ecosystem in response to the question, “Polkadot, Cardano, or Cosmos, Which Crypto Ecosystem is The Best to Invest in Now?, we strongly recommend Cosmos.