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Almost 25,000 blockchain projects were placed on the GitHub repository in the first six months of 2017. The total number of blockchain projects on GitHub accounts for 86,000.

In 2016, there were 26,885 published blockchain-related projects, the latest study of the Deloitte consulting group demonstrates. Projects developed by organizations registered the fastest adoption rate.

With only 8% of the projects active, the majority of them have not been updated at least once in the last six months. The projects developed by organizations were more viable, with 15% them active, while only 7% of projects developed by users are active.

“The stark reality of open-source projects is that most are abandoned or do not achieve meaningful scale. Unfortunately, blockchain is not immune to this reality.”

The research also states that the higher numbers of forks a project has, the more prone to survive it is.

“Generally projects that are forks of projects tend to have high mortality rates due to a paucity of new committers.”

According to the study, most GitHub project developers who start repositories live in North America or Europe, with San Francisco having the largest concentration. The next two most popular cities to find project owners are two traditional financial services hubs: London, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto.