CCID’s ranking is based on a “comprehensive investigation and evaluation of the public chain from three aspects: basic technology, application and innovation,” according to China Electronics News Agency (Cena), the media agency headed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
“The application [aspect] mainly examines the comprehensive ability of the public chain to support practical applications, including node deployment, wallet application, development support and application implementation,” Cena described. Ethereum was the CCID’s pick for this aspect.
“The innovation assessment focuses on continuous innovation in public chain open source code, including the number of contributors, code updates, and code impact,” the publication wrote, adding:
Bitcoin ranked first in terms of its global influence and high innovation activity.