CoinMarketCap has revealed a new metric on its site — and it’s not Bitcoin that’s top in this regard.
The new rating is called the Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS), and it examines several factors to give viewers a sense of the fundamental strength of the project, including developer behavior, market maturity and user activity.
Essentially, FCAS takes into account several trends to consider how well the development of a project is going. The ratings are provided by Flipside Crypto.
According to Flipside Crypto, overall user activity is driven by project utilization and network activity.
Network activity measures all of the user behavior on a particular project’s network, including the actions of wallets operated by stakers, miners, users and investors. Project utilization, on the other hand, calculates the use of user wallets for the project’s given use case.
Developer behavior is self-explanatory, and measures how active and efficient the development community is. The rating system takes into account code changes, code improvements and community involvement.
The FCAS scale values developer behavior highly:
The score is obtained by ingesting and evaluating repository events that occur on services like GitHub. Relationships between traditional developer metrics and community activity is nuanced, so we look beyond “commits” and “pushes” to evaluate projects at a deeper level. We track 30 variables, which are then bucketed into the three factors and rolled up into the overall Developer Behavior score.
Developer Behavior has a high impact on a project’s overall FCAS.
Lastly, market maturity “represents the likelihood a crypto asset will provide consistent returns across various market scenarios by combining assessments of market risk.” This does not factor in very highly towards the score. This tracks the money supply — the more likely the supply is centralized, the lower the score.
The metric can be viewed by clicking on the ratings tab on an individual token’s page on CoinMarketCap.