Choosing a Distributed Ledger Technology: Looking at the Popularity and Activity of Major Players
To implement a blockchain-based system it is of critical importance to choose a well-suited Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). To make that choice, the activity of the community and quantity and quality of resources for using the technology are relevant criteria. Here, we give information on non-technical characteristics of fifteen DLTs, including the activity of the developing community, the popularity of the DLTs, and available documentation. Our search was based on data available on GitHub, social media and other resources available on the internet. The results allow comparison of the fifteen DLT included in our search and can facilitate the choice of DLT for the realization of blockchain projects.
Keywords: Blockchain; Distributed Ledger Technology; GitHub; Open Source; Social Media
Le Pennec, G. (2020). Choosing a Distributed Ledger Technology: Looking at the Popularity and Activity of Major Players. BRL Report No. 5.