Programming language compiler Cairo is now the third largest sensible contract language by whole worth locked (TVL), in response to DeFiLlama knowledge.
As of Dec. 26, Cairo has a TVL of $418.23 million. As compared, the programming language of layer1 blockchain networks like Solana’s (SOL) Rust has a TVL of $396.22 million, whereas Cardano’s (ADA) Haskell TVL is $53.27 million.
Solana’s Rust decline
A 12 months in the past, Solana’s Rust had a TVL of round $12 billion, coinciding with when the Layer-1 community was seen as a significant competitor to Ethereum.
Since then, the community has needed to battle a sequence of outages, and its connection to Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire birthed a cloud across the venture.
In keeping with DeFiLlama knowledge, Solana has a TVL of $214.92 million, behind different blockchain networks like Avalanche (AVAX), Polygon (MATIC), Cronos (CRO), and so forth.
In the meantime, the native token of the ecosystem SOL is down greater than 90% in 2022. It’s presently buying and selling at $11.20, with a number of analysts predicting that the asset’s worth will go to zero.
Moreover that, fashionable Solana NFT initiatives like y00ts and DeGods introduced they might bridge to Polygon and Ethereum in 2023.
Crypto YouTuber Brian Armstrong (BitBoy), whereas describing Solana’s scenario, stated:
“A coin being down 90%+ shouldn’t be a dying sentence. Nonetheless, Solana has additionally misplaced a whopping 90% of its builders. And 100% of its momentum.”
Ethereum-related languages dominate
In the meantime, the dominant sensible contract language is Ethereum’s Solidity, with a TVL of $50.4 billion. Christian Reitwiessner, Alex Beregszaszi, and a number of other former Ethereum core contributors developed the language.
Vyper is the second-largest sensible contract language, with a TVL of $3.98 billion. The programing language can be used to develop sensible contracts suitable with Ethereum Digital Machines (EVM).
Cairo was created in 2020 however turned fashionable in 2022 with the expansion of StarkNet’s Zero-knowledge (ZK) rollup ecosystem — a Layer-2 community operating on Ethereum. A number of protocols like decentralized trade dYdX, ImmutableX, and dapps like Celer, Canvas, and Sorare run on the community.
The above means that the highest three programming languages by TVL are associated to the Ethereum community.