Knowing the developers: an analysis of go-ethereum and parity-ethereum

Quick Take

  • Go-ethereum (Geth) and Parity-ethereum are the two main clients for Ethereum with 96 percent of all nodes using one or the other
  • Geth has had 407 individuals contribute, excluding merge commits, and Parity has had 194 different contributors
  • Despite the Geth client continuing to make up a larger share of the network, the Parity client has had about 15 percent more contributors in 2017-2018

As part of our series on knowing the developers, this week we’re taking a dive into the number two cryptocurrency by market cap and liquidity: Ethereum.

Ethereum’s code permits certain functionalities that has made it a strong draw for developers who want to build on top of the platform. Truffle, a development framework for Ethereum, allows us to get a sense of just how many.