Neuner earns a place in the Cardano community’s bad books after perceived unfair criticism.
Charles Hoskinson has slammed Crypto Banter founder Ran Neuner AKA Cryptoman Ran, for perceived unfair representation of Cardano.
Opting to use sarcasm to convey his point in a tweet today, Hoskinson painted Neuner as a bad actor in the crypto space. According to the Cardano founder, it is no surprise that YouTubers like Neuner, who he claims promoted Solana and LUNA, use biased sources and refuse to represent Cardano fairly.
“YouTubers that shilled Solana and Luna aren’t given [giving] Cardano a fair representation and using biased sources!?” Hoskinson wrote. “Excuse me while I catch my breath from the profound surprise and shock….”
YouTubers that shilled Solana and Luna aren't given Cardano a fair representation and using biased sources!? Excuse me while I catch my breath from the profound surprise and shock… https://t.co/ZQwD59pLwB pic.twitter.com/EXgJYnoclK
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) January 19, 2023
Hoskinson’s comments come in response to Neuner’s latest video, where he implies that Cardano’s development community is nearly non-existent compared to blockchains like Ethereum, Solana, Near, and Cosmos. Notably, the YouTuber bases his comments on the latest “Developer Report” from Electric Capital.
The report, which is focused on the number of crypto developers per blockchain, shows an influx of developers to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, Cosmos, and Polkadot. It also makes favorable mentions of NEAR, Sui, Aptos, Hedera, and Celo, among others.
According to Maria Shen, one of the report’s authors and an investor at Electric Capital, the team focused on open-source code, excluding contributions from designers and community mods, while ignoring forked code and focusing on “unique code.”
We focus on open source code, so we undercount total developers in crypto and do not count designers, community mods, PMs, etc.
We focus on unique code and do not count forked code.
These are all imperfect but directionally useful.
Feedback is appreciated! pic.twitter.com/9WNQvfzwID
— maria ⚡️ (@MariaShen) January 17, 2023
For full disclosure, Electric Capital is at least invested in Solana, Celo, and NEAR, per their investments page.
Notably, the report and, in particular, Neuner’s comments are a stark contrast to reports from the crypto analytics platform Santiment Feed and its ProofofGitHub platform, which consistently shows Cardano as a leader in blockchain development activity. For example, the last update from ProofofGitHub showed that Cardano led the development activity on the previous day with a GitHub activity count of 833.
GitHub Daily Development Activity:
#1: 833 Cardano
#2: 770 Polkadot / Kusama
#3: 519 Status
#4: 510 Cosmos
#5: 499 Flow
#6: 491 Hedera
#7: 440 Decentraland
#8: 384 Ethereum
#9: 382 Filecoin
#10: 372 Vega Protocol pic.twitter.com/UPvjMfL2Bb
— ProofofGitHub (@ProofofGitHub) January 18, 2023
As reported by The Crypto Basic, Cardano has held Santiment Feed’s crown for blockchain development activities for 2 consecutive years.