While all of @aggroed 's and @yabamatt 's work is wildly successful - especially splinterlands and the whole token economics as well as hive-engine and now tribaldex - I still feel that hive-engine and all the possibilities it brings is not even the tip of the iceberg yet.
There are so many crypto projects out there but the ones I am familiar with or directly involved in have all the same trouble:
1.) How to help interested token buyers to get their own simple easy to use wallet or what kind of crypto custodian solution there is keeping the tokens safe on behalf of the buyers
2.) Gas fees that are so high that the ultimate promise of cheap and democratic transactions simply is turned into the opposite
3.) Scalability and expandability of the technology and apps
4.) Ultimate security and good governance
5.) Too high energy usage to keep transactions rolling
6.) Cheap and easy setup of the token
And then there is hive and hive-engine that more or less master all those pain points - and yet... nearly nobody in the financial industry / crypto universe considers hive / hive-engine as a possible solution or even knows about hive.
The answers might be complex but I believe it’s a marketing and trust issue...
The marketing issue could be solved by a self-propelling feedback loop of more users, more accounts, more splinterlands players, more dapps on hive, higher price, more users.. etc.. I believe we certainly have the chance to gain lift off speed here during the next 6 months.
The trust issue is more complex.
As long as there persists from time to time the feeling as if you are in the middle of a kids clubs environment or you’re in the middle of an idiotic turf flag war we will simply chase away any real commercial interest.
Of course, you might not see the future of hive in any way related to any commercial use case but at the end money runs this whole machine... so it would definitely better to have the money on our side...
So to sum it up:
While I see signs of hope on some fronts, I guess we as a community have to develop further and act more like grown-ups to give corporate and financial people the trust to be in a good environment.
Then we might have a first big @hive-engine ICO or listing that could make the hive platform well known as a real alternative...