Market capitalization is only one part of the equation when evaluating coins and tokens.
To gain a deeper understanding of a project's long-term potential, looking at code development is crucial.
Checking a project's number of Commits tells you whether or not you're looking at a cryptocurrency that's actively engaged in improvement.
What's a 'Commit,' you may be asking?
Well, it's simple. Anytime there's a change to a project's code, the change is recorded as a Commit and receives a unique ID.
Therefore, the more Commits, the more the code is seeing upgrades.
Now that you know what you're looking for, here's where you can find the info...
A snapshot of the top-6 projects as of late January 2019.
Commit info is readily available. Most open-source projects link from their main websites to their GitHub repositories.
After all, the point of 'open-source' is that the code is available to anyone who wants to use it.
But rather than searching one by one, CoinCodeCap.com aggregates everything for you.
Utilize this free crypto resource to save yourself some time while researching projects.
Were you surprised to see $TRX in the #1 position? After all the talk of it being a shitcoin, the project's GitHub repositories beg to differ...
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