The latest issue of Rising Blockchain magazine lists the top 10 blockchain protocols, in their opinion. The list doesn’t include Bitcoin.
The 10 chains/protocols listed are those the editors believe “bring the change to the world in 2019 faster than other protocols.” At the top of the list is the Graphene Protocol, on which EOS, Steem, and Bitshares are built.
BitShares and STEEM Rank Above Ethereum?
The ratings don’t include much in the way of colorful explanations. Speaking of EOS, the magazine mentions that EOS has a transaction reversal mechanism via the “Arbitration Court” concept. BitShares is listed before Steem, although Steem has arguably on-boarded more users than most platforms one can name.
BitShares, on the other hand, had a very rough year in 2018. BitUSD lost its dollar peg in a big way, for starters. Overall, BitShares has less than a quarter billion invested in it. Compared to EOS, BitShares almost shouldn’t be on the “top 10” list at all.
Ethereum came in second in the rankings. Here, though, the list of decentralized applications listed is curious.
It includes SONM, a token we haven’t covered much since its ICO in 2017. SONM’s mainnet went live last July. At press time, just 125 “deals” were active. SONM is a platform to facilitate the renting of computer resources. This reporter was very excited about it initially, but the token’s performance after ICO eventually pushed it to the back of the mind.
NEO certainly belongs on any list where Ethereum stands, although after several years since its AntChain days, it’s yet to have a major hit. However, we recently discovered that there are dozens of NEO decentralized applications that no one seems to be talking about.
CCN Is Officially The Most-Read Blockchain News Website
The magazine, which is a 100-plus page review of all things blockchain from 2018, notes that CCN is the most visited blockchain news website, ahead of CoinDesk by at least 200,000 readers per month. CCN has actually grown exponentially since the data must have been collected.
Seems it’s about time for CoinTelegraph and CoinDesk to stop claiming their “#1” status.
One thing we’d like to note is that CCN does not employ Tom Clancy.
Tom Clancy is the author we attribute press releases to. Press releases and sponsored stories are not the type of work our writers need attribution for, as the publication is paid to host them.
In the same way that some traditional businesses like real estate are required to post a notice in a newspaper, CCN allows blockchain businesses to submit their news for a fee. The news is clearly marked as a press release or sponsored story and attributed to Tom Clancy. CCN's writers organically cover breaking news and items of interest from the blockchain and, increasingly, regular financial space.
The note also says that Yashu Gola and Pedro Febrero are our top writers. We’d like to point out that all our writers are our top writers. The majority of our writers are routinely sought after by competing publications. Fortunately, our compensation rates are better, and clearly our platform for exposure is superior.