90 Days in EOS: By the Numbers
This is a brief analysis of the EOS Mainnet for the past 90 days. There have been some ups and downs, but activity has nearly doubled since October.
Daily active users (DAU) and monthly active users (MAU) are very good metrics for measuring usage of a platform, app, and website. In EOS, I am using a metric of Daily Unique Active Accounts (DUAA).
Shoutout: The data and graphs in this report are all sourced from the (still private) Hyperion system built and maintained by EOS Rio.
The EOS Mainnet launched back in June, 2018. A few months later in October 2018, I discovered that EOS DUAA had skyrocketed to 60k — nearly double what it was just a week earlier... I posted it on Twitter, which quickly got picked up by several news sources. Here is the Tweet:
Way back in October, EOS gambling apps were first starting to pick up attention and users and EOS Lynx was creating lots of new accounts in its mobile wallet — breaking its own records each week.
So, what’s happening now?
90 Days of EOS
Since early November, the highest DUAA was 111,035 lowest the DUAA has been is 40k on December 17, 2018. Things have been up and down since October, there has been a slow but consistent uptrend to the daily unique actives... For example, on the past 2 days (Feb 13–14, 2019) the DUAA has been over 100k (this has only happened 4 other days in EOS’ history Dec 25 — Dec 29, 2018). (More on the last week of 2018 below).
1/3 of the Accounts Active in 90 Days Are Daily Users
There have been 323,951 Unique Active Accounts (UAA) in the last 90 days.
323,951 Unique Active Accounts in the past 90 days! That’s a lot of accounts. More than I had anticipated. Out of that, over 200k were active in the past 30 days.
Finally, most interestingly 105,410 were active in the last 24 hours! That is approximately 50% of the accounts active in the past 30 days and 30% of the accounts that were active in the past 3 months.
What sort of apps have a 50% DAU/MAU average? According to Quora:
Of the ten mobile apps with the very best DAU/MAU engagement, here are the rates for the best-known ones.
Safari — 69.1%
Facebook — 68.7%
Snapchat — 53.2%
Timehop — 52.6%
As expected, many dice games and gambling games are at the top of the charts for the past 90 days. But you can see non-gambling apps:
EOSKnights holding strong across the bottom of the chart and also recently KARMA (which I just wrote about in another post here) getting a lot of traffic. The account “prochaintech” belongs to PRA Candybox which has 1000’s of users getting “candy” or what is basically free tokens every few minutes.
Count EOS Active Smart Contracts
In the past 90 days, there have been over 2100 active “smart contracts” on the EOS Mainnet. Most dApps have a single contract, but some may use a few to do their business on-chain. Each account can only have one contract running on it, so this is a pretty easy thing to track. It will be interesting to see how this number changes over the next few months.
Tokens on EOS
There were over 800 unique EOS tokens transferred in the past 90 days. This includes EOS, BLACK, IQ, DICE, KARMA, EOSDAC, and MEETONE… I was surprised to see that there are this many tokens active on EOS already considering that I can only name 7–8 of them off the top of my head. Of course, ⚡️SENSE will soon be teleporting from ETH to EOS and I will be tracking the usage of the SNS token in the charts very closely. I anticipate and hope that the token will be one of the most used on EOS considering that we will be using the token in messaging.
Speaking of tokens — which ones are the most popular? Here is a wordcloud — the larger the word, the more popular the token. Which one do you see first? Did you expect to see one and cannot find it? (EOS will not show here, because it is filtered out.)
Most Popular EOS Tokens (Nov 2018 — Feb 2019)
What was happening in the last week of 2018?
EOS’ Unique Daily Token Senders (UDTS) peaked on 12/26/2018 at 100,751 unique accounts sending tokens in a 24 hour period… but that’s not the only thing that was showing record volumes at that time…
Last week of 2018 — usage on the EOS Mainnet was at record highs — for count of transactions, unique active accounts, and unique senders of tokens — what was going on?
I took a look at the price to see if there was any correlation. On December 27, 2018 the price dipped approximately 8%. In the days before, there was also a downtrend. At the time, there was a general bearish forecast on many news sources. Was everyone selling EOS at that time? It appears that they were.
Perhaps people were selling their tokens at the end of the year to take their profits (or losses).
Last, but not least, here are the stats of daily votes cast for BPs on EOS. The highest day for accounts casting or re-casting their votes was just after the new year on January 3, 2019 where 1369 accounts voted.
There are still many, many accounts that have not yet voted and I’ll tell you why it’s important. There are a few BPs who are totally underpaid for the level of tech they are providing.
Support BPs who are providing the most critical API history services:
- EOSTribe (elastic)
- EOS Rio (mongo).
These are the only BPs providing any type of history for the entire EOS network and most of the nodes are not in the top 21 which is insane.
You can see which nodes are providing the most support to the dApps of the world here — look at the “Requests Served by Producer” section.
EOS is growing. The total number of DUAA is growing, and so are the number of contracts and tokens. Gambling apps still seem to be dominating the most common action types, but other games are growing and many people expect dGoods to become a dominant player in EOS this year.
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